Committees of the board include Communications, Finance, Fund Development, Governance, Member Relations, Program, Scholar Relations, and University Relations. In addition, the president appoints the Allocations Committee and the chair for the Scholar Awards Luncheon. The Nominating Committee is elected by the membership at the annual meeting in May.
Oversees all external and internal communications including annual report, newsletter, MailChimp, and website.
Oversees the chapter's finances by creating and tracking a yearly budget and monitoring investments.
Builds long term relationships and financial commitment with the members, community, corporations, and foundations.
Oversees the structural integrity of the chapter including document retention, long range plan, policies and procedures, and nominating committee.
Recruits and retain a strong active membership including the new member orientation and the summer party.
Addresses the educational mission of the chapter by planning programs that educate and inform members and their guests about cutting-edge research.
Builds relationships among members and scholars by organizing the scholar picnic, orientation for new scholars, celebrate the scholars, lab tours and maintaining a relationship with scholar alums.
Serves as a liaison between the chapter and the university partners.
Determines the number of scholar awards to be allocated to each university partner.
Long Range Plan
Reviews and asseses the Chapter's growth
Slates the officers and directors and members of the next Nominating Committee. The officers and directors and members of the Nominating Committee are slated and approved at the Annual Meeting in May.
Scholar Awards Luncheon
Plans and organizes the annual Scholar Awards Luncheon.
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.