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
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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.
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We Thank Our 2019 Einstein Presenting Sponsors
Julie and Wayne Drinkward
In partnership with OSU Foundation
Office of Vice President
for Research & Innovation
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
According to Holly, “Research is very focused, but now that I’ve received my PhD in toxicology from Oregon State University, pandora’s box has opened.” After receiving her degree, Holly settled into a career at Oregon Health Authority (OHA) as a public health toxicologist – a perfect fit for her. Suddenly... Read more
Oregon ARCS scholars were instrumental in founding Women in Science Portland (WIS PDX) in the fall of 2012 when a group of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) were motivated by a mutual cause – to build a community of supportive networks for the... 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.