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
Oregon ARCS scholars were instrumental in founding Women in Science Portland (WIS PDX) in the fall of 2012 when a group of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) were motivated by a mutual cause – to build a community of supportive networks for the... Read more
Lara Jacobs, a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma, is researching the impact of outdoor recreation on the ecological health of Native Americans' lands. Lara is a first-year ARCS scholar working on her PhD in the College of Forestry's Forest Ecosystems and Society program at Oregon State University. The... Read more
Debb Glosser, ARCS Scholar at OSU, works mainly with cementitious materials. For her dissertation, she worked on improving ways to model the reaction pathways and products in cements containing fly ash. Fly ash is a waste product from coal combustion/electricity generation that we can remove from the waste stream and... Read more
The Oregon Chapter is pleased to announce that, at the recent national leadership meeting of ARCS Foundation, the UO Human Physiology PhD program was approved for ARCS funding. This program is one of the oldest at the UO, founded in 1894 as the Department of Physical Education. After a few... Read more
Congratulations goes to Elizabeth Bell for being awarded the 2019 Patron of the Arts for her dedicated service to The Art Center. The Art Center has fostered creativity and community engagement with the arts for over 55 years.
"Celebrate Corvallis" is an event where citizens are celebrated for their contributions... Read more
Julia Maxson and Ted Braun are two ARCS scholars from the Oregon Chapter who are part of a team at OHSU who have uncovered how two gene mutations act in sequence, like a one-two punch, to trigger acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Julia and Ted happen to be husband and wife.... Read more
Techniques for scientific research are constantly evolving, especially for the ARCS Oregon scholar alums who are starting their careers. The three scholars who participated in the panel discussion at the “Recognizing Genius” Scholar Awards Luncheon on October 22nd talked about drones that study marine mammals, radiation medicine and how cells... 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.