New Members and Alumni

Empower. Connect. Engage.


At ARCS Foundation Oregon, we believe that STEM research will uncover solutions to our world’s most pressing issues. That’s why we are 100% committed to supporting promising scholars in science, engineering, and medical research at OHSU, OSU, UO, and the OHSU/PSU School of Public Health. 

ARCS Foundation Oregon warmly invites folks who identify as women to join our growing STEM community.  

The Value of Membership in ARCS:

  • Cutting-Edge Research: Learn about new discoveries and research through exclusive lectures, lab tours, and discussions led by leading scientists and scholars. Get an insider’s view of future innovations in a variety of STEM fields.
  • Powerful Networking: Forge meaningful connections with scientists, scholars, faculty, leaders, and other STEM enthusiasts. Make lifelong personal and professional relationships. 
  • Belonging in STEM: Explore and expand your STEM interests in a community of supportive and passionate advocates.
  • Leadership Impact: Shape the Future! Be a leader in the future of graduate education in STEM. Ignite knowledge creation and innovation in Oregon...And help recruit promising scholars to contribute their collective brain trust to Oregon’s leading research universities.
  • Professional Development: Elevate your leadership skills! ARCS provides many opportunities for members to learn, lead, and shape the future of the foundation and its mission.
  • Lasting Legacy: Leave Your Mark! Create a lasting legacy by investing your time, talent, and treasure in supporting budding STEM scientists in their pursuit of solutions to our world’s most pressing issues.
Submit Membership Form 

We will reach out to you within 5 business days of receiving your membership form to arrange a friendly in-person or virtual visit. During this time, we'll be delighted to learn more about you and your interests, address any questions you may have and share more about our amazing community. We look forward to welcoming you to ARCS Foundation Oregon.

Membership Categories   

  • New Member: $250 per year
  • Scholar Alumni, Spouse/Partner Member:
    • Within 10 years of Program Completion: $0 per year
    • After 10 years of Program Completion: $100 per year
  • Current Scholar, Spouse/Partner Member: $0 per year

Email Alex Blackwill at for more information. 

Already a member? Click HERE to renew.

Why Diana Joined ARCS Oregon
"I joined ARCS because I strongly believe in the mission of the group and wanted to contribute to that mission. I also wanted to affiliate with the amazing group of women that are behind the success of ARCS Foundation Oregon. I had had ample opportunity to observe them in action (having attended the Scholar Luncheon nearly every year since 2005), and am a little embarrassed it took me so long to take the leap to becoming a member! I have greatly enjoyed my role as VP of Programs, and look forward to contributing to our group in other ways in the future."