As the 2022-2023 academic year comes to a close, I would like to thank the many ARCS scholars, members, and supporters who have made our mission come alive this year. We are grateful for your commitment to scientific progress and innovation.
As my ARCS Presidency term also comes to a close, I am so proud of what we have accomplished together. Over the past year, we have surpassed our fundraising goals, addressed many of our strategic plan's key performance indicators, and strengthened our relationships with industry partners and members.
ARCS Seattle Chapter is now embarking on an important milestone: celebrating 45 years of igniting scientific innovation. What began with just two awards of $500 for scholars in 1978 has grown to 1,557 scholars and $23M in fellowships across 50 academic departments at the UW and WSU. We look forward to honoring this momentus year at the 45th Anniversary Luncheon on October 30th, and we hope you will mark this event on your calendars.