It is time to reinvest in ARCS and you are needed now more than ever!
We are asking you to renew your membership and continue to fund our amazing scholar-scientists. Our university partners are experiencing extreme financial stress which limits their ability to be of aid to their students. Thus, your commitment is needed more than ever. When you renew your membership, please consider an additional donation to support these brilliant men and women. It is to these great minds that we will turn in future times of crisis. Innovations in science, engineering, and medical research are all key to fighting this pandemic and making a safer world in the future for all of us and for generations to come.
COVID-19 has changed and challenged all of our lives. ARCS is not exempt. Because of these unprecedented and unparalleled times, the board has made the decision to postpone our Annual Meeting in May, cancel the Summer Party in July, and the SAL fundraiser scheduled for October 22, 2020. You will be receiving regular updates on the status of these events as well as new online connections and events with members and scholars. The first of these will be our May 19th virtual program with Dr. Phil Mote from OSU. Watch for coming notices!
Please click HERE to hear from a fellow chapter member and our own virologist, Nancy Haigwood of OHSU, on the impact of COVID-19 and how you can help ARCS Oregon.
Thank you for renewing your membership and considering a donation to support ARCS. We so appreciate your membership and your generosity. May you and those closest to you stay healthy.
Online Membership Renewal Process
To renew your membership, follow the instructions below.
In the blue bar at the top of the screen, click "Log In” and in the dropdown menu select “Oregon.”
Sign in by using your user name (your user name is the email address you use for ARCS Foundation).
If you are a new member or have never signed into the website before, use the temporary password “temp123” (once you are logged in you can change your password).
If you have forgotten your password, click “Forgot Your Password?” and you will receive an email to change your password.
When you click “Log In” it will take you to the “Welcome” page with a menu list on the left side under “Member Portal.”
Click on “ARCS Membership” (this will take you directly to Oregon’s renewal form).
Don’t forget to click “Submit” at the end of the form.
After completing your registration, you will immediately receive an email that will give you instructions for paying your membership.
If you pay by credit card there is a link that takes you to the credit card payment screen. You will be charged a transaction fee if you renew by credit card.
If you pay by check send to: ARCS Foundation Oregon, PO Box 2063, Portland, Oregon 97208-2063
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.