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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 $4.5 million to support 274 scholars at OHSU, OSU and UO.
Oregon State University President Ed Ray has created a permanent endowment through the OSU Foundation to fund an ARCS scholar in memory of his wife Beth, a former ARCS member. The gift was announced October 22 at the annual ARCS Oregon luncheon that showcases current ARCS scholars. The Beth Ray... Read more
A centrifuge that was used to spin astronauts around and test gravitational force on them, is now being used to simulate the effects of a large tsunami on the Oregon coast. The centrifuge is helping Oregon State University ARCS Scholar, Maggie Exton, to better understand the risks of a tsunami.... Read more
The 2019 OHSU Honors and Awards Ceremony for undergraduate medical education and graduate studies was held on Sunday June 2nd. ARCS scholars and scholar alumni were well represented among awardees. Congratulations to all ARCS awardees!
Graduate Student Organization Award (peer nominated) Exemplary Future Scientist Alexandra Quackenbush... 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.