Over the last 2 1/2 years I've realized that I am lucky to be an ARCS scholar.
"It means that in addition to the support I get from OSU, I have a whole other body of people invested in the work I do. And I'm not just talking about financial support. While the ARCS scholar award means a lot financially, the moral support and interest you give to all of your scholars is equally (if not more) meaningful. It reminds me that there is a world outside of academia that cares about the same issues I care about - and not just any people, but people who are willing to support and promote my efforts to address those issues."
Sophia Polasky, Ph.D. Student
Oregon State University, College of Forestry
Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society
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.