Tampa Bay

Events Highlights

Recent ARCS Events

Pam Hallock Muller - Mentor of the Year

Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Hallock Muller, professor in the College of Marine Science, on her selection as the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Minority PhD Program’s Mentor of the Year during the Compact for Faculty Diversity/Institute on Teaching and Mentoring Conference held October 25-28, in Tampa, FL.  Dr. Hallock Muller is the director of the Coral Reef Indicators Lab and was nominated by Michael Martinez-Colón, a doctoral student in her research group.
Each year, only one faculty advisor from Sloan programs throughout the nation is selected for “demonstrated excellence in mentoring, contributions to increasing diversity and meeting other goals of the Compact’s Mission”.  

Dr. Hallock Muller is a Founding Member of ARCS Foundation Tampa Bay and is an ARCS Scholar (Hawaii).

Melissa Price – Cancer Biology

"I have just completed the Eukaryotic Gene Expression Course at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories and I would like to thank you for allowing me to have this amazing experience.....This course has provided useful knowledge that I will continue to use to search for a cure for cancer.

Heidi Toomey – Marine Science

"My educational adventure began when I looked at my life and realized that I had stopped growing. 
Then, on a day I will never forget, I received a phone call that was a life changing moment for me.  I was in my car, with the tank low on gas, wondering how I was truly going to move, attend graduate school and start my new life.  When I picked up the phone I was informed of being a recipient of the ARCS Scholar Award.  I felt wonderful emotions of elation, joy, relief and especially excitement!  I knew in that moment that nothing could stop me.  I knew what I wanted and where I wanted to go and now I had the opportunity to really do it!  The feeling was raw and beautiful!"