On December 18, 2015, Congress voted to make the IRA Charitable Rollover benefit permanent. This legislation includes a provision allowing direct gifts from individual retirement accounts (IRAs) to the charity.
If you are required to take a minimum distribution (RMD) from your IRA, you have the option to make... Read more
ARCS Foundation academic partners are the finest schools in the nation. The universities and departments that the Oregon Chapter supports are no exception; programs that ARCS Oregon supports rank in the top 100 nationally.
We are proud to announce two new exceptional partnerships with Oregon State University, the state’s only... Read more
As a college freshman majoring in business, Kali Brandt called her parents to announce that she was switiching her major to biology. "I was wondering when you were going to come to your senses," quipped her father, a zoologist.
The way she tells it, many of her classmates talked excitedly... Read more
The Wheeler Foundation has given ARCS Oregon and its supporters a big opportunity – it will match up to $10,000 in new underwriting or donations to the Scholar Awards Luncheon to be held in October. New underwriters have already come forward for the chapter’s signature event, the largest event of... Read more
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, whose donors are Diane and Dick Alexander, is working on a project aimed at... Read more
The date is set for the ARCS Oregon Chapter's Scholar Awards Luncheon at the Portland Art Museum. Don’t miss the Chapter’s signature event and the opportunity to celebrate our ARCS scholars. Dr. Jose Reyes, co-founder of NuScale Power and co-designer of the NuScale passively-cooled small nuclear reactor will be the... Read more
A new model for endowments has proven successful for the Oregon Chapter – three new endowments were announced by President Joan Foley at the Scholar Awards Luncheon in early November. Matching funds were offered by the three research partner universities supported by ARCS Oregon (OHSU, OSU, and UO). Additional university... 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.