ARCS SCholars explore key questions in their research
ARCS scholars discover solutions that impact global challenge
ARCS Scholars discover new solutions that impact health
ARCS Scholars discover new solutions that impact technology
Our Mission. . .
ARCS Foundation Oregon Chapter advances science and technology in the United States by providing financial awards to academically outstanding students who are U.S. citizens studying to complete PhD degrees in science, engineering, math, technology and medical research at Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon State University and the University of Oregon.
Our Impact. . .
Since 2004 the Oregon Chapter has raised over $5 million to support 301 scholars at OHSU, OSU and UO.
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Enjoy this 39 minute program featuring ARCS Scholars, who are pursuing degrees in science, medical research, and engineering, as they offer glimpses of their widely varied research topics at OHSU, OSU and UO. The presidents of each university emphasized the need for science research in Oregon and how ARCS scholar awards drive recruitment for PhD candidates. Thank you for supporting the next generation of STEM leaders.
Thank you to our loyal 2020 Sponsors!
Einstein Presenting Sponsors
Julie and Wayne Drinkward
Marie Curie Circle
Thomas Edison Circle
Jamie & Mike Anderson Bank of America Private Bank Columbia Bank Kirby & Carl Dyess Earle A. Chiles Research Institute NW Natural OnPoint Community Credit Union Barbara & Philip Silver Walsh Construction Co. Washington Trust Bank Wells Fargo Anne Taylor Yoo, Windermere Realty Trust
Alexander Fleming Circle
Diane & Dick Alexander Kathleen Ames & Deanne Rubinstein Julie Branford & Janis Harrison Ann & Ron Emmerson Nancy Fischer & Lynn Pratt Joan Foley & Per Jarnberg Barbara Giesy Sharon & Henry Hewitt Judy & John Jendrzejewski Jean & Rich Josephson Caron & Larry Ogg
The COVID-19 pandemic forced ARCS Foundation Oregon to transform its annual fundraising luncheon in Portland to a virtual evening event, but science remained the focus for donor viewers and scholars on screen. The... Read more
Congratulations just keep coming Mollie Marr's way, an MD/PhD candidate at OHSU, School of Medicine, Behavioral Neuroscience, as she continues to receive awards every year she has been an ARCS Scholar. The Oregon Chapter and Mollie's donors, Dianne Rodway and John Becker and Adrienne and Lee Peterson, are very proud... Read more
Oregon Chapter's university partners, Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon State University, and the University of Oregon, have pivoted their research to collaborate with others and they are quickly finding solutions. They are addressing the global shortage of ventilators, launching in-house COVID-19 testing labs, leading a unique effort to identify... Read more
Taylor Mighell, NGP Graduate Student, Presented with C.W. Cotterman Award
Taylor Mighell, NGP graduate student in Brian O'Roak's lab, was presented with C.W. Cotterman Award at the American Society of Human Genetics meeting in October. His donors are Susan and George Swindells.
Nate Yoder's Paper Published in Nature, International Journal of Science
Congratulations to NGP student, Nate Yoder on his new paper in Nature! For the first time, researchers in the Vollum Institute have determined the atomic structure of an acid-sensing ion channel (ASIC) in a resting state at high pH. His donor is the Bechen Family Foundation.
Elizabeth Holzenthal Receives Prestigious NSF Graduate Fellowship
Congratulations to OSU College of Engineering, ARCS scholar Elizabeth Holzenthal, School of Civil and Construction Engineering, coastal and ocean engineering. Elizabeth was recently named a recipient of an NSF Graduate Fellowship, (GRFP). Elizabeth, a first year scholar, is working on a project aimed at contributing to the development of a new generation of natural hazard engineering. Her donors are Diane and Dick Alexander.
Kevin Watanabe-Smith Wins Statewide 3MT Competition
ARCS Scholar Kevin Watanabe-Smith, who studies cancer biology in Dr. Brian Druker's lab, took first place at the state's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Kevin was sponsored by the Allan Price Memorial ARCS Award.
ARCS Scholar Danielle Robinson Awarded 2016 Mozilla Fellowship for Science
Danielle Robinson, Ph.D. candidate in the OHSU School of Medicine Neuroscience Graduate Program, is one of four fellows selected worldwide to receive the Mozilla Fellowship for Science.
Her donors are Ellen and Mark Richardson.