With Gratitude To Our Endowed Named Scholar Award Donors
Named Endowment Donors
Through the extraordinary generosity of the donors listed below, the Oregon Chapter has been able to establish 25 Endowed Named Scholar Awards in perpetuity since 2015. Most of these generous endowment donors benefited from matching funds offered by Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon State University, and the University of Oregon. To establish a university matched endowment (UME) the donor contributes $100,000, while OHSU, OSU or UO match with $50,000, and the Oregon Chapter contributes an amount determined by the board. The number indicates how many scholars have been funded from these endowments.
Anonymous - UME at UO, Biology
Kathleen & Bob Ames - UME at OSU, College of Engineering
Jamie & Mike Anderson - UME at UO, College of Arts & Sciences (2)
Jamie & Mike Anderson - UME at OSU, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (1)
Kirby & Carl Dyess - UME at OHSU, School of Medicine (1)
Ann & Ron Emmerson - UME at OSU, College of Engineering (1)
The Fairway Fund given by Susie & George Swindells - UME at OHSU, School of Medicine (2)
The Fairway Fund - UME at UO, College of Arts & Sciences, Biology
Nancy & Dodd Fischer - UME at OSU, College of Forestry (2)
Barbara Giesy - UME at OHSU, School of Nursing (1)
Sheila & Mike Goodwin - UME at OSU, Ag Science, MMI
Sharon & Henry Hewitt - UME at OHSU, School of Medicine (1)
Jean & Rich Josephson - UME at OSU, College of Engineering (1)
Jill Josselyn Bequest (3)
Jill Josselyn Bequest - UME at UO, College of Arts & Sciences, Chemistry (1)
Sue & Bernie McGrath - UME at OSU, College of Science (1)
Caron & Larry Ogg - UME at OSU, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (2)
Caron & Larry Ogg Family - UME at OSU, College of Engineering, Robotics
Caron & Larry Ogg Family - UME at OHSU, School of Medicine
Ed & Beth Ray - UME at OSU, Graduate School
Kenda and Ken Singer - UME at UO, College of Arts & Sciences, Human Physiology
Barbara & Philip Silver - UME at OSU, College of Ag Science (2)
Barbara & Philip Silver Family - UME at OHSU, School of Medicine/School of Nursing
10th Anniversary Fund #1 - UME at OHSU, School of Medicine (1)
10th Anniversary Fund #2 - UME at OSU, Graduate School
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Photo courtesy of Andie Petkus
Erik Torasson - Institute of Molecular Biology, UO
"Receiving an ARCS Scholar Award has been pivotal to my success as a graduate student. In my first year, my award enabled me to move to Oregon from the Midwest and pursue my PhD. Further, by supplementing my income throughout the important early years of my PhD, my ARCS award has reduced financial stresses and allowed me to focus on my development as a scientist, student, teacher, and mentor. Just as importantly, receiving an ARCS award has enabled me to interact with the incredible members of ARCS Oregon. Completing a PhD is not easy, but knowing that I have the unwavering support and excitement of the ARCS members behind me has been an important vote of confidence in my abilities and potential as a scientist. Together, the financial and social support of ARCS has helped me through the many challenges required to realize my goals of becoming a research scientist."
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.