January 24, 2018 Members and guests had the opportunity to hear Dr. Eric Hansen, Ophthalmology Fellow at the Moran Eye Center, and Margaret Rose, manager of the Moran Eye Center’s Global Outreach program, provide overviews of the critical research Moran Eye Center doctors conduct and service they provide to create sustainable eye care for throughout the world. It was gratifying to know that because of this commitment, communities have been able to work with the Global Outreach Program to develop health care centers, educate and train doctors and health care professionals, and provide ongoing treatment to improve the sight of children, young people, and the elderly. In addition, second year scholar, Rebekah Gensure, provided an update on her research project, and attendees got to see first-hand the difference cataract surgery can make in someone’s life through Margaret’s cataract coloring interactive demonstration. I know all who attended were truly humbled and gratified by learning more about the Global Outreach Program and re-committed themselves to the mission of ARCS.
Shannon Hanson, Scholar Award 2010
“Being an ARCS scholar allowed me to choose my own project instead of taking on whatever project had funding, so I chose to continue working towards creating a more sustainable concrete infrastructure."
Dr. Siam Oottamasathien, Scholar Alum
“ARCS was truly significant to me because it was a strong catalyst for pursuing my basis science interests. The money and recognition was a tremendous stepping-stone. I am committed to basic science research as part of my future.”
Joshua Sewell, Dr. Stacy K. Firth Award 2010
“I am grateful to the ARCS program for the motivation that it has given me to achieve my goals. I have always been a motivated person in all that I do, but being an ARCS scholar has made me strive harder, and study harder to achieve my goals. I believe that the advancement of science and engineering in our country is so important ,and I hope to make contributions to that advancement in the future.”