Virtual Educational Programs

ARCS Foundation Oregon hosts gatherings that foster lifelong learning. During the year, lectures for members and guests cover a wide range of topics in science research. For these meetings, in addition to the guest speaker(s) we invite a scholar to update us on their research.  And they are an impressive group of students who always pique our curiosity. Due to the pandemic we are providing virtual educational programs on a variety of topics for our members, their guests and ARCS scholars. 

Recent Programs

"Marine Mammals: 'Gee whiz' science, conservation challenges, and lessons learned towards healthy marine ecosystems"

Dr. Lisa T. Ballance, director of Oregon State University's Marine Mammal Institute (MMI) and an ARCS Oregon member, will talked about her research, the MMI's current work, and MMI's research contributions. She will also delve into MMI's conservation efforts, their impact on healthy ocean ecosystems, and possible solutions for future marine ecosystem issues. 

Dr. Ballance comes to OSU from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), where she spent 30 years researching cetaceans and seabirds around the world, including the tropical Pacific and Indian Oceans, Antarctica, the Bering Sea, and the Mekong River in Cambodia. 

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"Inclusive Excellence at ARCS Foundation Oregon's Partner Universities"

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A panel moderated by Joan Foley will explore issues related to inclusive excellence. The panel includes:

Sharon Anderson, MD, OHSU
Executive Vice President of OHSU and Dean, OHSU School of Medicine, ARCS Oregon member
Belinda Batten, PhD, OSU
Executive Asociate Dean of the College of Engineering at OSU, ARCS Oregon member
Victoria DeRose, PhD, UO
Professor of Bioinorganic Chemistry, Biophysical Chemistry, & Chemical Biology
Irem Tumer, PhD, OSU
Vice President for Research at OSU, ARCS Oregon member



"Hotter: What's New in Climate Change"

Whether speaking about global or local issues, Dr. Phil Mote is a gifted communicator. Mote is the founder of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute and dean and vice provost of Oregon State University's Graduate School. He will briefly speak about the impact of COVID-19 on graduate students before beginning his presentation about the latest climate science - and how it could change our lives.

In addition, find out what the state of Oregon is doing to keep residents safe. OSU scholar alum Dr. Holly Dixon will update us on her COVID-19 and toxicology work with the Oregon Health Authority.