The COVID-19 pandemic forced ARCS Foundation Oregon to transform its annual fundraising luncheon in Portland to a virtual evening event, but science remained the focus for donor viewers and scholars on screen. The “Science is the Solution” program featured more ARCS scholars than ever, including the emcee, ARCS scholar alum... Read more
Congratulations goes to Jennifer Jahncke who is a 3rd-year ARCS Scholar at OHSU (donors: Susan and William Smith) in the Neuroscience Graduate Program! She has been awarded a prestigious Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health. The award funds PhD students with an... Read more
When Ed Ray stepped down as the President of Oregon State University at the end of June, his legacy will continue long beyond his tenure. He became the 14th president of OSU in 2003 where his service and notable achievements for 17 years are marked by others as exceptional. When... Read more
Dr. Wade Marcum, Henry W. and Janice J. Schuette Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering and interim associate dean for undergraduate programs at OSU, has been appointed to the role of associate dean for undergraduate programs. Wade is responsible for identifying and implementing strategies for improving academics, recruiting, retention, experiential,... Read more
Did you know our building environments can make us sick? Buildings serve as mediators in the transmission of bacteria and viruses, including the Novel Coronavirus. This is true for our hospitals, public buildings and our own homes. It is a known fact that indoor microbiomes can impact our health and... Read more
Caron Ogg is slated as the President-Elect of the Board of Directors and Officers, ARCS National, Inc. 2020–2021. On June 13, the complete slate was approved by the voting members of the National Board.
“Attending the ARCS 50th Anniversary All Member Conference in Pasadena in 2008 was a memorable event for... Read more
If you praised Mary Ann Lockwood on how instrumental she was in establishing the ARCS Foundation Oregon Chapter, she would humbly put the focus on others. We can’t ignore that due to her connections at OHSU and knowing the right people, we must attribute our Chapter’s existence to her belief... Read more
Congratulations just keep coming Mollie Marr's way, an MD/PhD candidate at OHSU, School of Medicine, Behavioral Neuroscience, as she continues to receive awards every year she has been an ARCS Scholar. The Oregon Chapter and Mollie's donors, Dianne Rodway and John Becker and Adrienne and Lee Peterson, are very proud... Read more
Oregon Chapter's university partners, Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon State University, and the University of Oregon, have pivoted their research to collaborate with others and they are quickly finding solutions. They are addressing the global shortage of ventilators, launching in-house COVID-19 testing labs, leading a unique effort to identify... Read more
Alexa Cunningham, a high school sophomore, is a new member of ARCS, joining her mother Lara Cunningham and grandmother Caron Ogg to create a passionate three-generation trio energizing the Oregon Chapter.
"I never dreamed that Alexa would join ARCS at such a young age, but to my surprise, an interest... 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.