The “American Dream” in the future depends on a renewed emphasis on science research, according to Oregon native and keynote speaker Kathie Olsen, PhD, at the October Scholar Awards Luncheon for ARCS Foundation Oregon. The current 57 ARCS Oregon scholars were presented at the “Recognizing... Read more
The relationship between ARCS Foundation Oregon and Oregon State University has “sprouted” a new leaf – the College of Agricultural Sciences. National ARCS Foundation has given approval for ARCS Oregon to offer scholar awards for PhD candidates in Ag Sciences, making it... Read more
ARCS Foundation Oregon has added another academic partner at Oregon State University – the College of Science. With approval from ARCS National, the College of Science becomes the fourth partner at OSU for ARCS Oregon – joining the colleges of Engineering, Forestry, and Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. Two scholar... Read more
A generous charter member granted $200,000 to fund in perpetuity another ARCS scholar award to doctoral students at OHSU. The donor wishes to remain anonymous. This gift, called the Fairway Fund Endowed Scholar Award, joins the Ogg and Silver endowed awards which support scholars at both OHSU and Oregon State... 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.