Current Illinois Chapter Membership

 Illinois Chapter of ARCS Foundation Members:

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Patricia Anderson

Pat Doherty

Julia Karagianis Janet Pope Nancy Whitford
Shirley Anderson

Tara Fowler

Bennetta Kelly Anita Schwartz Margie Zimmer

Suzi Armstrong

Lezlee Gaither

Geraldine King Linda Sloat Barbara Kammer

Lynne Barnes

Donna Greene

Annette Lansford Jocelyn Stoller** Marilyn Schutz

Ellen Bechtold

Megan Guenther

Joan Lieb Kate Timmerman Elisa Primavera-Bailey

Barbara Benezra

Jane Hays

Susan Levitt Sarah Tucker Laura Sudler

Patsy Caruso

Nancy Hunter

Sandra Mangurian Jessica Turner-Skoff Donna Spivey

Linda Celesia

Liz Johnson

Judy Nowak

Shari Wampler Donna Stinnett

Mel Cooney-Higgins

Roberta Johnson-Killeen Susan Peterson Cathie Webber  
Sue Dindia Patty Jones Janet Pope Cindi Wellman  

*Lifetime Member

                                                              

 

Thanks From Scholar Richard Duncan

In addition to financial support, ARCS provided a unique opportunity to connect with people across the city, get a glimpse of the problems other researchers and scholars are solving, and better understand the efforts being made to continue to support math and science education in the US. This "window" into parts of the scientific world outside my own field was an important addition to my doctorate studies, and will greatly inform my future adventures (which remain "to be determined" at the moment).

Thanks From Scholar Rebecca Barak

Thank you for your interest in the future of science, and thank you so much for your generous support during my graduate school years. I have enjoyed meeting many of you at the ARCS events, and hope to stay connected to the ARCS family in the years to come. Thanks to your funding I was able to travel to the beautiful Zion National Park in Utah to conduct field work, and collect seeds for my research on ecological restoration in the Colorado Plateau. Thanks to your generosity I was able to focus my energies on my studies and my research, and I appreciate this immensely. My immediate plans include finishing my masters project! I hope to use my data to inform species selection for restoration in Zion National Park and the surrounding areas. Some native plant species which are not typically candidates for reseeding projects may have the potential to curb invasive species, and restore native diversity. In addition, I will continue my work as Coordinator of Climate Change Education at the Chicago Botanic Garden, where I work with teachers to develop, test, and implement curriculum that addresses climate change through data analysis and citizen-science. In the future, I hope to continue to marry my interests in education and restoration from within the field of seed conservation. Thank you again, ARCS members for all that you do!

Thanks From Scholar Kevin Nelson

The ARCS scholarship program has been a critical factor for my success in graduate school at Northwestern University.  Not only did the program provide financial aid for me to continue my studies, but it also allowed me to interact with a diverse group of scientists and nonscientists several times a year.  These interactions have allowed me to keep up with cutting edge research outside of my field of study and have provided enormous insight into my own work.  Given the multidisciplinary nature of the program, I have also learned how to effectively communicate my results so that anyone from any field can understand what I am doing, an invaluable skill for any budding scientist.  After I graduate from Northwestern, I plan on continuing my career in research by studying immunology in a postdoctoral position.  I know that I will be able to take the experiences and lessons I’ve learned in the ARCS scholarship program and apply it to my next job, as well as the rest of my career as a scientist.