Six ARCS members had reserved seating up front when Susan Cooper defended her PhD dissertation at the University of Oregon. Susan, in the department of chemistry, is the first ARCS Oregon scholar to defend at UO. Susan thanked ARCS for our support, and her scholar award donor, late member Jill Josselyn.... Read more
Those who attended the Scholar Awards Luncheon on October 30, 2018, listened to a panel of ARCS scholar alums discuss "Science Up Close and Personal." During the panel discussion the audience had the opportunity to ask targeted questions to the panel members through an app called SocialQA. Due to time... Read more
The audience was spell-bound and eager to ask questions through the social media app (SocialQA) as three scientists, who benefitted from ARCS Oregon scholar awards, talked about their diverse areas of research at the "Recognizing Genius" luncheon on October 30th. The panelists shared common struggles of the long path to... Read more
ARCS Foundation Oregon established the University Matched Endowment program with OHSU, OSU and UO in 2015. By establishing a UME the donor can leave a legacy by giving a gift that will continue funding outstanding ARCS Oregon scholars forever. On October 30, 2018, three new UMEs were announced at the... Read more
Dan Miller’s first interest in neuroscience came in high school after he read a book about theories of consciousness by a prominent neuropsychologist. “I was fascinated that there were so many different psychological, neural, and philosophical approaches for explaining how the brain works, and was particularly drawn to theories that... Read more
Would you like to reduce your taxes and find solutions to the planet’s biggest challenges? With the passage of the new tax law, it may be more beneficial than ever to create a university matched endowment (UME). Oregon State University has 5 of these opportunities remaining (4 in Engineering and 1... Read more
Portland, OR – An ARCS member honored ARCS Foundation Oregon with a $1.5 million bequest to support its signature scholar awards program in perpetuity. This is the largest gift to date for the Oregon Chapter and significantly increases the Chapter’s ability to sustain its mission at a new level.
It was a time for productive ARCS business, enjoyable gatherings with colleagues from across the U.S., and fun opportunities to visit some local sites. Six members and two spouses from the Oregon Chapter (Elizabeth Bell, Julie Branford, Gigi and David Ditz, Joan Foley, Sharon Hewitt, Caron and Larry Ogg) attended... Read more
Larry and Caron Ogg had a vision for graduate students in the sciences when they approached the OSU Foundation and the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences about creating an endowed scholar award. While neither had attended Oregon State or gone into the sciences, they cared deeply about investing... 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.