ARCS Scholar Holly Dixon was the lead writer of a paper published online by Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. The paper explained the silicone wristbands created in Dr. Kim Anderson’s lab at Oregon State University. The wristbands are an easy-to-use technology to evaluate human exposure to environmental chemicals. Read Dixon's... Read more
Flood victims in the Houston area will help scientists track their exposure to dangerous substances as they rebuild from Hurricane Harvey by wearing a porous silicone wristband that absorbs organic chemicals.
The wristbands were developed in Dr. Kim Anderson’s lab at Oregon State University. Dr. Anderson’s lab funded all wristband... Read more
Sami Friedrich, an ARCS scholar at OHSU, presented her research on the significance of the song system in young songbirds to an audience of ARCS Oregon members and guests. She explained that similar to the way in which we learn to speak at an early age by imitating our caretakers,... Read more
The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) will honor Mollie Marr with the 2018 Anne C. Carter Leadership Award at its 103nd annual meeting award ceremony on March 24, 2018. This award is presented in recognition of her outstanding student leadership in AMWA.
Mollie Marr is an MD/PhD student at Oregon... Read more
At five-foot flat and just over 100 pounds, Thi Truong is an unlikely weightlifting buff. But the first-year geology Ph.D. student broke California state records in powerlifting in the bench press and squat, and twice broke the national record for the deadlift when she hoisted an astonishing 287 pounds... Read more
With funding from Oregon Sea Grant, ARCS Scholar, Sophie Wenman, and other researchers are placing bags of oysters on different amounts of empty shells to see if the shells help the oysters grow better. The empty shells dissolve and emit calcium and carbonate into the water potentially serving as... Read more
ARCS Scholar, Erin Peck, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, OSU, presented her Master Thesis Defense on "Competing Roles of Sea Level Rise and Sediment Supply on Oregon Salt March Accretion and Carbon Burial." Accelerated sea level rise and human landscape alteration threaten the persistence of salt marshes along... Read more
Oregon State University’s College of Forestry hosted the annual Western Forestry Graduate Research Symposium to showcase current graduate student research. The OSU website notes, "The purpose of this symposium is to promote academic excellence by challenging students to present their work to and receive feedback from their academic and professional... Read more
ARCS Scholar, Kevin Watanabe-Smith, PhD, is a cancer biologist in Dr. Brian Druker's lab at OHSU. “Mutations are part of life. They are mistakes in a gene like typos in a text message,” said Watanabe-Smith, a postdoctoral fellow with the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. “But which mutations cause cancer? That’s... Read more
Susan Schnur presented her PhD dissertation defense on April 17th. She is a graduate student in Geology and Geophysics, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. The topic of her research is Temporal Evolution of Submarine Volcanoes and Seamount Trails. Susan’s research interests cover a wide... Read more
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.