Members of ARCS Foundation Orange County are women committed to advancing science in America. Women who join our Chapter do so to contribute to the support of outstanding students at UC Irvine.
ARCS Foundation Orange County is one of 16 ARCS Foundation Chapters nationwide. The Orange County Chapter currently has more than 50 members dedicated to making a difference in students’ lives and in the future of America.
Activities throughout the year are opportunities to learn more about scientific research and advances, including presentations by our scholars.
We enjoy the company of other forward-thinking and interesting women who commit their time, money, and talents.
Field trips and programs are popular with members and their guests. ARCS scholars are regularly invited to our programs to give a brief presentation of their research, which informs members about their work and helps scholars and members keep in touch. And members attend ARCS scholar alums’ dissertations as they prepare to earn their PhDs.
Membership in ARCS Foundation Orange County is by invitation. A member sponsors women interested in joining after they have attended two meetings or events to become familiar with the Chapter.
Steps to Membership
Active Membership Obligations and Privileges
*Sponsors are encouraged to mentor their new members throughout the first year, introducing them to members, making sure they are aware of events and actively involving them in ARCS.