Debb Glosser, ARCS Scholar at OSU, works mainly with cementitious materials. For her dissertation, she worked on improving ways to model the reaction pathways and products in cements containing fly ash. Fly ash is a waste product from coal combustion/electricity generation that we can remove from the waste stream and... Read more
The Oregon Chapter is pleased to announce that, at the recent national leadership meeting of ARCS Foundation, the UO Human Physiology PhD program was approved for ARCS funding. This program is one of the oldest at the UO, founded in 1894 as the Department of Physical Education. After a few... Read more
Congratulations goes to Elizabeth Bell for being awarded the 2019 Patron of the Arts for her dedicated service to The Art Center. The Art Center has fostered creativity and community engagement with the arts for over 55 years.
"Celebrate Corvallis" is an event where citizens are celebrated for their contributions... Read more
Julia Maxson and Ted Braun are two ARCS scholars from the Oregon Chapter who are part of a team at OHSU who have uncovered how two gene mutations act in sequence, like a one-two punch, to trigger acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Julia and Ted happen to be husband and wife.... Read more
Techniques for scientific research are constantly evolving, especially for the ARCS Oregon scholar alums who are starting their careers. The three scholars who participated in the panel discussion at the “Recognizing Genius” Scholar Awards Luncheon on October 22nd talked about drones that study marine mammals, radiation medicine and how cells... Read more
Oregon State University President Ed Ray has created a permanent endowment through the OSU Foundation to fund an ARCS scholar in memory of his wife Beth, a former ARCS member. The gift was announced October 22 at the annual ARCS Oregon luncheon that showcases current ARCS scholars. The Beth Ray... Read more
Members from each of the other 14 chapters arrived in Portland in September, as the Oregon Chapter of ARCS Foundation hosted the All Members Conference (AMC) at The Nines Hotel. Sherry Lundeen, the national ARCS president, led the All Members Conference.
Speakers from ARCS Oregon partner universities wowed the conference attendees from... Read more
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
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
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.