ARCUS Committees

The committees below have been active in supporting ARCUS programs and activities within the past 12 months. If you are interested in learning more about the work of an ARCUS committee or would like to be considered for future committee assignments, please contact Brit Myers at brit [at]

(Last updated: 12 February 2020.)

2019 Education Committee

The ARCUS Education Committee is an ARCUS standing committee established by the Board of Directors to develop education-related objectives to advance ARCUS strategic plan goals. The committee also assists ARCUS staff in the development, review, and revision of ARCUS educational programming and in developing stronger eduction-related community partnerships.

2020 Membership and Development Committee

The ARCUS Membership & Development (MemDev) Committee is an ARCUS standing committee established by the Board of Directors to play an active volunteer leadership role in building and sustaining the community relationships that are the cornerstone of ARCUS fundraising efforts and which are necessary to realize the ARCUS mission, vision, and strategic plan goals.

2020 Indigenous Scholar Selection Committee

The ad-hoc Indigenous Scholar Selection Committee is convened each year to select the winners of the Indigenous Scholar award. The objective of this opportunity, led by the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) and the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) Alaska, is to create a space for Indigenous scholars to educate and inform policy- and decision-makers engaged in Arctic Issues from the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. Learn more about the program here.

Annual Meeting Task Force (2018-2019)

The Annual Meeting Task Force was convened to review community input received during the 2018 ARCUS Annual Meeting and assist in the development of ARCUS strategic plan objectives that will meet priority Arctic research community needs.

PolarTREC Selection Committee

The PolarTREC Selection Committee works with ARCUS staff to review educator applications to the PolarTREC program. It's comprised of PolarTREC alumni teachers, informal science educators, researchers, and others familiar with the program.

PolarTREC Advisory Committee

The PolarTREC Advisory Committee works with ARCUS staff to share ideas on how to structure PolarTREC program activities so they are inclusive of both formal and informal educators.