“What ARCS does for promising PhD students in Oregon—and for science in general—is remarkable. Its awards literally change the lives of young scientists, giving them opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have to learn and expand their research interests and capabilities. But the ARCS awards do more than that. They also bring vital support to the research institutions, like OHSU, that benefit from the innovation and drive of these young people. That support leads to discoveries that help change our world.”
"University research is a key component in a thriving economy. The Oregon Chapter of ARCS Foundation's support will help us recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women who will make significant contributions through service to their communities and society. We are truly grateful for their support."
"The University of Oregon is proud to partner with ARCS Foundation Oregon and honored by their commitment to support students. To become an ARCS Scholar is a true honor for any young scientist and we look forward to seeing our best and brightest Ducks join this elite group in the years to come. As the University of Oregon seeks to enhance our tradition of excellence in basic science research, our partnership with ARCS Foundation Oregon Chapter is vital to our mission."
An Oregon ARCS Scholar Award is a prestigious, unrestricted award of $18,000 ($6,000 per year for three years) that provides an essential tool for recruiting and retaining top students to Oregon. Lead researchers depend on graduate students to bring fresh ideas and perspectives to their labs and to perform the day to day experiments necessary for discovery. OHSU, OSU and UO compete with other outstanding universities to attract promising PhD candidates. ARCS awards make admission offers more desirable.
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.