Join in the Fun and Experience. . . . . As you Learn about Cutting-Edge Research
Members, spouses and guests traveled to the McDonald Forest Reseach Facility in Corvallis
Members of ARCS Foundation Oregon are women philanthropists committed to advancing science in Oregon and America. Women who join our Chapter do so to contribute to the support of outstanding students at OHSU, Oregon State University and the University of Oregon. The Oregon Chapter currently has more than 130 members dedicated to making a difference in students’ lives and in the future of America.
Be a catalyst to the scientific, technological, medical and economic development of the State of Oregon. You can bring a guest whose interest in one of our programs may inspire her to become a member, make a donation to support a scholar, or share with her friends the mission of ARCS.
Make a difference in the life of an outstanding American student.
Attend lectures and social events that include behind-the-scenes visits to sites of cutting-edge scientific and technological research.
Participate in scientific field trips to venues not generally open to the public. You can access labs and attend field trips as part of the "programs" experience that put you face-to-face with where the exciting work and research of the speakers and the scholars take place.
Meet and mingle with ARCS Foundation scholars, scientists and university faculty.
Develop friendships with other women leaders in Oregon and SW Washington.
ARCS Oregon field trips and programs benefit our members
If you are interested in learning cutting-edge research in the fields of technology, medicine, engineering and science, being an ARCS member entitles you to:
Recommend subjects of specific interest as "program topics" (i.e. macular degeneration, wildfire management, earthquake probability, ALS, and cancer) that will be presented in a lecture format throughout the year.
Volunteer on the Programs Committee where you are in touch with scientists, researchers and scholars who will be featured, along with other like-minded members who are excited to learn.
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.