Ted Braun, an ARCS scholar alumni, says he’s currently in the 30th grade. That’s how many continuous academic years he has spent pursuing his MD-PhD. The long road that graduate students commit to, fueled by their passion for research, was a theme at the “Recognizing Genius” Scholar Awards Luncheon on October... Read more
An ARCS Foundation Oregon University Matched Endowment (UME) supports a scholar award at Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon State University, or University of Oregon in perpetuity. By establishing a UME you can leave a legacy by giving a gift that will continue funding outstanding ARCS Foundation scholars permanently into... Read more
ARCS members gathered at Oregon State University on April 12th to learn first-hand about advances in ALS research, dietary influences on prostate and breast cancer development, bone health and new technologies in veterinary medicine. ARCS members were greeted by Cindy Sagers, Vice President of Research, and Javier Nieto, dean of... Read more
If California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo were to need a Marketing or Admissions Director, they need look no further than ARCS Scholar Susan Cooper, whose description of the school as “the perfect place” for an aspiring chemist was as convincing as it was emphatic.
Soon, in Orlando, Florida, twenty teams of geotechnical engineers will meet to compete. Maggie Exton will be there with a team she assembled from OSU. It’s notable that one of the other teams will be from Maggie’s alma mater, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, where she earned both... Read more
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named 2,000 individuals as this year's recipients of awards from its Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). These prestigious, highly competitive fellowships are selected nation-wide.
OHSU received a record six National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowships and two honorable mentions. Of... Read more
Is there any surprise in learning that the first word spoken by scholar Erin Peck was “dirt”?
Dirt has figured heavily in this scholar’s rise to her current status as a scientist/researcher. The focus of her research is “quantifying and comparing the carbon and sediment accumulation rates in tidal salt... Read more
Dr. Louis Picker's research is closer to realizing a vaccine for HIV that would both prevent and treat HIV. Dr. Picker, from OHSU, was the keynote speaker for Oregon Chapter's 2015 Scholar Awards Luncheon. More information is written in the Oregonian.... Read more
I’m writing to thank each and every one of you for your generous support in the form of the ARCS Foundation Oregon Chapter Scholar Award. This amazing award has already helped me through my first quarter at the University of Oregon, not only through... 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.