With Gratitude To Our Endowed Named Scholar Award Donors
Named Endowment Donors
Through the extraordinary generosity of the donors below, the Oregon Chapter has been able to establish three (3) Named Endowed Scholar Awards in perpetuity. The number indicates how many scholars have been funded.
The Fairway Fund Endowed Scholar Award (2)
Caron and Larry Ogg Endowed Scholar Award (3)
Barbara and Philip Silver Endowed Scholar Award (2)
University Matched Endowments
This is a new matching fund strategy that creates endowments to fund ARCS Scholar Awards in perpetuity. The donor contributes $100,000, while OHSU, OSU or UO match with $50,000, and the Oregon Chapter contributes an amount determined by the board. Fourteen (14) university matched endowments (UME) have been established since 2015.
Kathleen & Bob Ames - OSU, College of Engineering
Jamie & Mike Anderson - UO, Biology (1)
Jamie & Mike Anderson - OSU, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
Kirby & Carl Dyess - OHSU, School of Medicine (1)
Ann & Ron Emmerson - OSU, College of Engineering
The Fairway Fund given by Susie & George Swindells - OHSU, School of Medicine (1)
Nancy & Dodd Fischer - OSU, College of Forestry (1)
Barbara Giesy - OHSU, School of Nursing (1)
Sharon & Henry Hewitt - OHSU, School of Medicine (1)
Jean & Rich Josephson - OSU, College of Engineering
Sue & Bernie McGrath - OSU, College of Science
Caron & Larry Ogg - OSU, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (1)
Ogg Family - OSU, College of Engineering
Barbara & Philip Silver - OSU, College of Ag Science (1)
(Denotes the number of scholars the endowment has funded.)
To celebrate a milestone in Oregon Chapter's history, a fund named "The 10th Anniversary Scholar Award" was established in May 2014. A majority of members contributed to the fund to support scholars in perpetuity.
Erik Torasson - Institute of Molecular Biology, UO
"Receiving an ARCS Scholar Award has been pivotal to my success as a graduate student. In my first year, my award enabled me to move to Oregon from the Midwest and pursue my PhD. Further, by supplementing my income throughout the important early years of my PhD, my ARCS award has reduced financial stresses and allowed me to focus on my development as a scientist, student, teacher, and mentor. Just as importantly, receiving an ARCS award has enabled me to interact with the incredible members of ARCS Oregon. Completing a PhD is not easy, but knowing that I have the unwavering support and excitement of the ARCS members behind me has been an important vote of confidence in my abilities and potential as a scientist. Together, the financial and social support of ARCS has helped me through the many challenges required to realize my goals of becoming a research scientist."
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.