New members attend an orientation in April 2017 to learn about ARCS Foundation Oregon Chapter.
Why Susan Joined ARCS
"As a scientist, I have trained many graduate students over the years. When I was introduced to ARCS and discovered its dedication to supporting graduate education, I had to join in. It was a way of paying back and honoring the importance of these exceptional students."
Why Sheila Joined ARCS
When I joined ARCS several years ago, my initial reason was the compelling argument that graduate students in these critical areas of science needed our support, and it was a great way to contribute to OSU. Having all three of my children in science and medicine made me very aware of the costs and challenges in obtaining advanced degrees. However, I have received so much more in return as a member of ARCS, getting to know many wonderful young people at our universities, as well as finding a like-minded group of women interested in advancing science in the U.S., and learning about the amazing research going on in Oregon. I guess that's why it's been so easy to recruit more members to ARCS Foundation Oregon Chapter!
Why Tracy Joined ARCS
I was invited to the ARCS Scholar Awards Luncheon by a member without any prior knowledge of the organization. The power of what I experienced during that short time left a very large impression on me. I immediately knew it was something special and I wanted to be a part of it. My husband and I support education and research and this is an organization that we both can get behind. After meeting the scholars and hearing firsthand about the passionate work they are doing, I am honored to help them.
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.