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

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LEARN ABOUT

INCREASINGLY AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS

WITH OUR STUDENT ARCS SEMINARS

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CSUN’s Autonomy Research Center for STEAHM Partners with Medtronic to Build Solutions for Diabetes Comorbidities

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EXCLUSIVE: Autonomous Swarms Exploring Space

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CSUN ARCS Helps Build JPL’s Laboratory of the Future from Home

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Mars Rover Watch Party

What is ARCS?

The Autonomy Research Center for STEAHM (ARCS) is a NASA-sponsored Center of Excellence combining the multidisciplinary, university-wide knowledge and talent of faculty and students from CSUN, including Science (S), Technology and Engineering (T), Entrepreneurship and Business (E), Arts (A), Humanities (H) and Mathematics (M).

Our vision is to be a global leader in education, research and commercialization of increasingly autonomous (IA) systems. We converge in our desire to research and advance our students’ education and together uncover new trajectories to make a societal impact and improve our world.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Ashley Santiago

Raytheon Intelligence & Space, Technical Support Intern/JPL Contractor

“I wanted to join ARCS because of my prior experience with AI and my love for space. It has helped me learn that there definitely are projects that utilize design and that designers are needed even in a STEM environment. Being at ARCS made me realize that my new goal is to connect the bridge between art & design and STEM and continue spreading design knowledge and the importance of design. Thanks to ARCS,  I ended up receiving an internship opportunity to use my user experience and research skills as a designer for the International GNSS Service at NASA JPL.”

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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WHAT IS AUTONOMY RESEARCH?

Increasingly autonomous (IA) systems include a wide range of features and capabilities, from unmanned robots to devices that have the ability to adapt to different environments. The use of IA systems can have a lasting impact on individuals and the development…

CSUN + ARCS Mars Perseverance Watch Party

ARCS hosted a watch party for the historic landing of the Mars Perseverance Rover which featured a pre-landing one-hour Q&A session with special guest Dr. Scott Davidoff, UX Design and Research Manager at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory…

The Aerospace Corporation (TAC)

The Aerospace Corporation (TAC), a nonprofit organization running the only federally funded research center focusing on space enterprise, hosted ARCS’ very first corporate connect event on February 18. Over 40 students attended the two-hour session which…

ARCS “LIFT-OFF” GRAND OPENING

(February 27, 2020) The grand opening celebration of the center and the groundbreaking research that ARCS Fellows launched in partnership with senior scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center.

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