2015 ARCS Scholar Symposium

Join exceptional scholars of science, engineering and medical research, all ARCS Foundation award recipients from Northern California’s top research universities, as they present the highlights of their work at a day of discovery that will include poster sessions, onstage presentations, and a reception with the scholars, their academic mentors, and Silicon Valley industry leaders.

Arcs scholars represent

schedule

  • 3pm-3:15pm
  • Welcome and Introductions, New Venture Hall
  • Scholar Presentations
  • From Exoplanets to the Environment
  • From Life Science to Data Science
  • 5:30pm-8pm
  • Cocktail Reception, New Venture Hall
  • 6pm Student Poster Presentations
  • 7pm Poster Awards Ceremony

SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR FOR THE
ARCS SCHOLAR SYMPOSIUM

  • W. James Nelson, Ph.D.,
  • Professor of Biology, and Molecular and Cellular Physiology,
  • Rudy J. and Daphne Donohue Munzer Professor
  • Stanford University

ARCS SCHOLAR SYMPOSIUM INAUGURAL SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

  • Cooley LLP
  • Gilead
  • Glynn Capital Management
  • Goldman Sachs & Company
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • Winans Investments
  • The Rutter Foundation
  • The Wreyford Foundation
  • John and Sue Diekman
  • John and Barbara Glynn*
  • Patricia McGuire
  • Andrew and Cathy Moley*
  • Nancy Mueller*
  • Gib and Susan Myers
  • Robert and Rebecca Shypulski
  • Robert and Mary Beth Starzel*
  • Darrell and Carmi Ticehurst*
  • Maurice Werdegar

*ARCS Foundation members

ARCS FOUNDATION NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER LEADERSHIP ADVISORY COUNCIL

  • John D. China
  • Head of Relationship Management
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • Robert A. Corrigan
  • President Emeritus
  • San Francisco State University
  • W. James Nelson
  • Professor of Biology, and Molecular and Cellular Physiology,
  • Rudy J. and Daphne Donohue Munzer Professor
  • Stanford University
  • Kim Polese
  • Chairman, Clear Street, Inc.
  • ARCS Scholar
  • Kathleen Rydar
  • President
  • That Man May See, UCSF
  • Tim Ritchie
  • President
  • The Tech Museum of Innovation
  • Audrey Scott
  • Partner
  • Cooley, LLP

ARCS Foundation Northern California Chapter extends sincere thanks to the Graduate Deans of ARCS Foundation’s six academic partner universities for their support of the 2015 ARCS Scholar Symposium:

  • Dr. Sheldon Axler
  • Dean, College of Science & Engineering
  • San Francisco State University
  • Dr. Patricia J. Gumport
  • Vice Provost for Graduate Education
  • Stanford University
  • Dr. Fiona Doyle
  • Dean of the Graduate Division
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Dr. Jeffery Gibeling
  • Dean of Graduate Studies
  • University of California, Davis
  • Dr. Elizabeth Watkins
  • Dean of Graduate Studies
  • University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
  • Dr. Paul Koch
  • Dean, Division of Physical & Biological Sciences
  • and
  • Dr. Joseph Konopelski
  • Dean, Jack Baskin School of Engineering
  • University of California, Santa Cruz

ARCS SCHOLAR SYMPOSIUM
HONORARY COMMITTEE

  • Betty and Gordon Moore
  • Phyllis and William H. Draper, III
  • Deedee and Burt McMurtry
  • Jennifer and Scott Sandell
  • Jill and Norm Fogelsong
  • Carol and Dixon Doll
  • Devika Patil
  • Judy Swanson
  • Cynthia and John Gunn
  • Karin and David Chamberlain

FEATURED ARCS SCHOLAR SPEAKERS

Presentations begin at 3:15pm
New Venture Hall

Physical Sciences

“Exotic Clouds on Alien Worlds”

  • Caroline Morley
  • Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Mentor: Professor Jon Fortney

“The Mysteries of Deep Earthquakes”

  • Sarah Barrett
  • Department of Geophysics
  • Stanford University
  • Mentor: Professor Greg Beroza

Life Sciences

“Novel Roles for Immune Molecules in Development and Disease”

  • Myka Estes
  • Neurosciences Graduate Program
  • University of California, Davis
  • Mentor: Professor Kimberley McAllister

“Improved Biofuel Crops through Plant Cell Wall Engineering”

  • Andrew Brandon
  • Department of Plant Biology
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Mentor: Professor Henrik Scheller

Engineering

“Biological Substrates to Promote the Bone-Forming Potential of Adult Stem Cells”

  • Allison Hoch
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • University of California, Davis
  • Mentor: Professor J. Kent Leach

“Micro- and Nanofabricated Devices to Enhance Oral Drug Uptake”

  • Cade Fox
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics
  • University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
  • Mentor: Professor Tejal Desai

Environmental Sciences

“Impacts of Climate Variability on California Groundwater Resources”

  • Claudia Corona
  • Department of Geosciences
  • San Francisco State University
  • Mentor: Professor Jason Gurdak

“The Absence of Oxygen in the Ocean after the Largest Extinction in the History of Animals”

  • Kimberly Lau
  • Department of Geological and Environmental Science
  • Stanford University
  • Mentor: Professor Jonathan Payne