Joe ia a graduate student at the University of Minnesota enrolled in the Graduate Program for Neuroscience doctoral program. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Physics and Computational Neuroscience from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2019. Before studying at the University of Minnesota, He had research experiences in neuroscience, studying epilepsy and seizures, and... Read more
Courtney is a PhD candidate in Computer Science in the Illusioneering Laboratory of Dr, Evan Suma Rosenberg. Her research focuses on novel user interfaces for augmented and virtual reality. Specifically, she develops new techniques that allow novice users to fly UAVs in complex, confined spaces. She is also interested in developing accessible interfaces and interaction... Read more
Mathew Rynes is a PhD candidate in biomedical engineering at the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the Biosensing and Biorobotics Lab under Professor Suhasa B. Kodandaramaiah's group where his research focuses on developing technology for cortex-wide imaging in freely behaving animals and using this technology to answer... Read more
ARCS Foundation in Minnesota is holding a unique event featuring the intersection of science and arts to celebrate our Scientists of the Year for 2023. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, from 5 to 8 pm at the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota.
“If you can’t smell anything, that’s the best” is a saying that circulates the atmospheric science community. Coty Jen, ARCS Minnesota Chapter Scholar Alumni and current professor at Carnegie Mellon University, joined this community once she chose to use her degrees in chemical and mechanical engineering to study... Read more
Lola Fredrickson passed away February 15 after a brave battle with cancer.
Lola was instrumental in founding the Minnesota chapter of ARCS Foundation. In 2008, Lola was called on by the University of Minnesota to assemble a group of women who had a few things in common – passion about science... Read more
Join us to celebrate 3 years of ARCS Scholar Awards!
The last time we met to give Scholar awards in-person was 3 years ago! Since then, we have given 12 awards to 10 different Scholars. In 2022 we are giving ARCS Scholar Awards to 7 University of Minnesota graduate students,... Read more
On July 19, 2022, we enjoyed the first in-person event we have held in almost 3 years! Over the past 33 months, we zoomed, celebrated Scholars, and our 2021 Scientist of the Year, Dr. Michael Osterholm. Those meetings went very well, but it wasn't the same as being together.
Rachel Tenney is a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in the department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering at UMN. She works under Drs. Paige Novak and Timothy LaPara and is studying nitrogen removal in rural wastewater treatment ponds. Rachel’s research focuses on elucidating fundamental mechanisms of nitrogen cycling with the goal of developing sustainable, practical methods for nutrient management in rural,... Read more
Sze Cheng is a PhD Candidate in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics department at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She is advised by Dr. Jeongsik Yong, which studies pre-mRNA processing in cancer. Sze aims to investigate the role of splicing factor U2AF1 mutation in transcriptome reprogramming in lung cancer. She integrates gene editing, biochemistry,... Read more