Current Members

Oregon Women Advancing Science

ARCS Foundation Oregon currently has more than 100 members committed to making a difference in students’ lives and in the future of America.


New members attend an orientation in February 2015 to learn about ARCS Foundation Oregon Chapter.


ARCS membership is growing in Corvallis, Oregon.   Five members from the Oregon Chapter traveled to Corvallis to meet three women who were interested in joining ARCS. Two ARCS scholars from Oregon State University joined the group for lunch and conversation. The three women enthusiastically joined the chapter after learning about ARCS Foundation and hearing from the scholars.  We now have six members in Corvallis.


Anita Cservenka - ARCS Foundation Oregon Chapter Scholar


“I am very thankful to all of the generous women of the Oregon ARCS Chapter who have supported me over the last three years. I have been very lucky to be able to discuss my research with all of you and I hope to continue to be a part of the ARCS community as an alum. This scholar award has made life during graduate school much easier, as the cost of travel to conferences, where I can discuss my research with scientists from all over the world, has been supplemented by the award multiple times. Thank you for supporting my research through this scholar award!”

Sarah Hackenmueller – The Chuck & Ellen McClure Scholar

“For me, the ARCS scholar award has been an important confidence builder as I’ve progressed in my thesis training.  Knowing that ARCS members, members of the community, are interested in the work I am doing, and have faith in my abilities is a huge factor that continues to help me stay motivated on this project.   Thank you for your support for the past three years, and for your continued support of graduate students in Oregon.”

Sidney Kuo - The Cornelia H. Stevens Scholar

"As a fourth year graduate student, I have learned that the first three years of graduate school are crucial to the development of a good scientist.  Over the last three years I found myself constantly learning new scientific techniques, wrestling with how to define important questions, thinking about how to design and undertake careful experiments, and figuring out how to interpret data.  These lessons are hard enough to learn without having to worry about surviving on a graduate student stipend.  With the support of my ARCS scholar award I was able to focus on the work at hand.  My progress over the last three years is due in large part to the fact that I have been able to direct my attention and effort on my thesis research free of major financial concerns. Thanks to ARCS I am on track to successfully complete my Ph.D. and continue towards my ultimate goal of becoming a research scientist."