A NASA-sponsored research center of excellence striving to support underserved and underrepresented student populations engaging in STEAHM.

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ARCS SPOTLIGHTS

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Innovate, Collaborate, and Dream. Explore the possibilities of your bright future with ARCS.

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Monthly Research Seminar

The ARCS Monthly Seminar schedule is now available! Watch our Fellows present their research findings to ARCS members, collaborators, other research groups, and the CSUN community.

STEAHM Bubble

The Moon Comes to CSUN

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ARCS IS A STORY

…of revolutionary convergence of multiple, unrelated disciplines
…of scientific discoveries that bring mostly divergent trails together
…of trailblazing researchers who utilize this convergence to conceive, design, implement, and operate systems, processes, and products that overcome the greatest humanitarian, medical, environmental challenges in the coming century.

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SPOTLIGHTS

STUDENT SPOTLIGHTS

 

Since 2020, a total of 17 CSUN students have had ARCS facilitated internships with NASA (JPL, Ames, Armstrong, and Langley)!

Vicki Truong

ARCS helped me tremendously. Right now in my graduate program, I have to do a thesis and what I’m doing for ARCS, which involves compiler design with Dr. Kyle Dewey, is very integrated with what I’m doing for my thesis for the school. And in addition to that I was able to get connections with some JPL people, able to go through some interviews, and land a summer internship with them. So, it’s very life-changing. I love ARCS.”

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“One of my undergraduate research projects was actually the STEAHM Bubble, which is about a football-sized field of autonomous research space that is hopefully going to be built here at CSUN‘s campus… The goal of that is to be able to collaborate with industry partners to give them a test facility to run experiments and to have places for collaboration…”

FACULTY AND COLLABORATOR SPOTLIGHTS

 

Daniele Grandi

Collaborator

Senior Research Engineer, Autodesk

Kacie Blackman

Faculty

Associate Professor at California State University, Northridge (Department of Health Sciences)

HIGHLIGHTS

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ARCS Seminars

ARCS Fellows present their research to ARCS members and collaborators and engage in discussions with other research groups on campus and the CSUN community.

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STEAHM Nexus 2023

ARCS hosted its annual STEAHM Nexus event on Dec. 1, 2023…and what a day it was! Nearly 300 guests and team members celebrated another year of “firsts,” faculty and student achievements, and thought-provoking AI conversations…

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STEAHM Bubble

ARCS, in partnership with JPL and industry partners, is proposing to build the STEAHM Bubble, a 60,000-square-foot air-supported dome to research and test next-generation, autonomous vehicles (e.g., Mars rover and helicopter) designed for space exploration missions.

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