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Science Success Center is unable to host their 20th anniversary due to pandemic restrictions

Student tutor Mozett Coleman and instructional assistant Lyudmila Moraru work at the Science Success Center, which is geared towards helping students be successful in their classes at American River College. (file photo)
Science Success Center celebration postponed until next year
September 21, 2020

This year marked the 20th anniversary of American River College’s Science Success Center. However, with the pandemic, and ARC’s transition to online learning and operations, the Science Success Center...

DISA spokesman Army Major General Yee speaks on the importance of cybersecurity

Army Major General Garrett S. Yee,  Assistant to the Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, delivers a presentation on cybersecurity to American River College students on Feb.13, in the Student Center Board Room. (Photo by Colin Bartley)
March 3, 2020

On Feb.13, in the Student Center Board Room, the Business and Computer Science department hosted the College to Career series with speaker Army Major General Garrett S. Yee. Yee serves as Assistant...

Science Success Center offers students assistance and candy

Student tutor Mozett Coleman and instructional assistant Lyudmila Moraru work at the Science Success Center, which is geared towards helping students be successful in their classes at American River College. (file photo)
September 30, 2019

In an effort to help students reach their full potential, the Science Success Center offers many opportunities for students enrolled in science classes at American River College, including: one-on-one...

Hundreds of taxidermy specimens call ARC ‘home’

Biology professor Kathryn Bradshaw holds a red-shouldered hawk in a biology classroom at American River College on Feb. 22. Bradshaw maintains the collection, most of which once belonged to a museum. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
March 13, 2019

A typical American River College classroom may not look like much; a few desks and chairs, a whiteboard up front, and maybe some educational posters. However, behind the doors of Room 492 in the Science...

ARC to demolish buildings to make room for new STEM facility

A schematic of the proposed STEM building that would be erected in the space where the Liberal Arts Building stands today. (Photo courtesy of Scott Crow)
September 13, 2017

American River College will be undergoing more construction in March 2018 as crews prepare to demolish the current Liberal Arts building and erect a new one in its place. The Liberal Arts building was...

Chemistry professor re-ignites student’s passion for science

American River College chemistry professor Brian Weissbart stands in his classroom on Sept. 5, 2017 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Brienna Edwards)
September 5, 2017

Students crowded a small lab room, leaning on the black counters as they tried to balance on rickety stools. Beakers and Bunsen burners were strewn across each workstation. Lab notebooks with scribbled...

Take this class: CHEM 420: Organic Chemistry

A whole cinnamon stick sits ready to be ground up for distillation. Students extracted the essential oil, cinnamaldehyde, from the sticks in their organic chemistry lab. (Photo by Timothy Lipuma)
April 25, 2016

In the mind of popular culture, chemistry is about toxic spills, television drug dramas and pollution. It’s not exactly the best reputation for a science to have, so it might be surprising to learn that...

ARC professor presents on international fusion reactor

Speaker Chuck Hunt explains Tritum during his presentation on ITER on March 30. 
(Photo by Matthew Nobert)
April 1, 2016

Fusion energy, thermonuclear reactors and their impact on the future were the topic of a presentation given by former American River College professor Chuck Hunt on Wednesday. ITER, Latin for “the...

Opinion: Students shouldn’t be pressured to pick a major

Students don't need to pick their majors right away in order to have a fulfilling college experience and transfer. (Photo by Mychael Jones)
December 1, 2015

Almost every college student is asked the classic “what’s your major” question and while some can answer confidently in under five seconds, there are many students who struggle to find a response....

ARC student soars at NASA program

The Curiosity rover sitting in a shed NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. A student from American River College was apart of a team that won a program for NASA to build a rover that would be successful on a mission to Mars.
(Photo provided by Cecilie Thompson)
November 13, 2015

An American River College student gave a presentation last week on her three-day experience at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), in Pasadena, CA. Cecilie Thompson, an electrical engineering...

Finding extraterrestrial life in the next generation

Finding extraterrestrial life in the next generation
April 20, 2015

Physics and astronomy professor Laura Lege gave a lecture Wednesday about how far humanity has come in finding forms of life in the universe. Lege began by giving an overview of what life needs to exist...

Creating “Mini Big Bangs” gives physicists insight into the birth of the universe

Creating “Mini Big Bangs” gives physicists insight into the birth of the universe
April 20, 2015

Brooke Hagg, a physics professor at American River College and UC Davis, gave a lecture on April 8 on her research studying the effects of reproducing ion collisions. “Grab a cookie and grab a clicker,...

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