A centrifuge that was used to spin astronauts around and test gravitational force on them, is now being used to simulate the effects of a large tsunami on the Oregon coast. The centrifuge is helping Oregon State University ARCS Scholar, Maggie Exton, to better understand the risks of a tsunami.... Read more
Oregon State researchers have developed a new way of building computer models to help better understand coastal flooding. ARCS Scholar, Kai Parker, a civil engineering doctoral student, was lead author on the study which also included David Hill, professor of coastal and ocean engineering, Peter Ruggiero, professor of geology and geophysics, and Katherine... Read more
ARCS Oregon members and guests numbering more than 100, attended the 15th Anniversary Celebration on May 14th at Waverley Country Club. A brief annual meeting of members, jointly chaired by Co-Presidents Julie Branford and Sue McGrath was held. The membership approved the 2019-2020 Slate of Officers and Nominating Committee members.... Read more
The 2019 OHSU Honors and Awards Ceremony for undergraduate medical education and graduate studies was held on Sunday June 2nd. ARCS scholars and scholar alumni were well represented among awardees. Congratulations to all ARCS awardees!
Graduate Student Organization Award (peer nominated) Exemplary Future Scientist Alexandra Quackenbush... Read more
On Wednesday, May 22, Ann and Ron Emmerson graciously opened their home in Portland to welcome 60 ARCS members and donors, along with representatives from our three university partners as we toasted our third-year scholars.
Each of the third-year scholars wrote a statement about the impact of their research and... Read more
Congratulations goes to Elise McClure for being awarded the 2019 College of Business Hall of Fame at OSU.
Hall of Fame alumni exemplify the values of hard work, persistence and ethics. They are professionally accomplished and have demonstrated strong leadership through their professional career and volunteer roles in College of... Read more
According to the co-authored paper published by ARCS scholar Daniel Elson, despite new cancer therapeutics that are discovered at a rapid pace, lack of effective means of delivery thwart many promising therapeutics. Cancer treatment is often accompanied by unacceptable side-effects such as that seen in chemotherapy. These adverse effects result... Read more
Six OHSU scholars welcomed ARCS members into their labs on March 5, 2019. Members witnessed a glimpse of science in action at three labs on Marquam Hill and three labs at the new Knight Cancer Research Building in South Waterfront Campus. Following the lab tours, some members gathered for a no-host... Read more
Sue McGrath, Co-President for the Oregon ARCS Chapter, was awarded the Lifetime Trustee Award by the Oregon State University Foundation. Sue is President of Vision Capital Management, a firm she co-founded with her daughter, Marina Johnson. Using her finance passion, Sue served as an OSU Foundation Trustee from 1997 to... Read more
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.