Katie McConnell, a third-year ARCS Scholar at Oregon State University, defended her MS in Microbiology and Minor in Risk and Uncertainty Quantification in Marine Science in September. With diploma in hand she began teaching university-level science for Wildlands Studies, a wilderness-based field studies program. From January through March, she co-led... Read more
According to Holly, “Research is very focused, but now that I’ve received my PhD in toxicology from Oregon State University, pandora’s box has opened.” After receiving her degree, Holly settled into a career at Oregon Health Authority (OHA) as a public health toxicologist – a perfect fit for her. Suddenly... Read more
After leaving graduate school Rebecca Keller, an ARCS Scholar at UO, Department of Chemistry, got a job with the start-up tech company nagwa.com as a freelancer making educational videos about chemistry. Nagwa's aim is to bring accessible educational videos to students globally and Rebecca says it's a very exciting project to... Read more
Oregon ARCS scholars were instrumental in founding Women in Science Portland (WIS PDX) in the fall of 2012 when a group of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) were motivated by a mutual cause – to build a community of supportive networks for the... Read more
Jennifer Jahncke, second-year ARCS scholar in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at OHSU, received honorable mention for the 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Her research interest covers deficits in neuronal wiring and communication in mental health. Susan and William Smith are her ARCS donors.
Sylvie Bindas, first-year ARCS scholar... Read more
Lara Jacobs, a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma, is researching the impact of outdoor recreation on the ecological health of Native Americans' lands. Lara is a first-year ARCS scholar working on her PhD in the College of Forestry's Forest Ecosystems and Society program at Oregon State University. The... Read more
Congratulations goes to Mack Cullison, the first ARCS Scholar supported by the Jill Josselyn Endowment, who was invited to submit his paper to the Cambridge University Press. Cullison is in the School of Nuclear Science and Engineering at Oregon State University. The findings from this research have potential impacts on... Read more
Debb Glosser, ARCS Scholar at OSU, works mainly with cementitious materials. For her dissertation, she worked on improving ways to model the reaction pathways and products in cements containing fly ash. Fly ash is a waste product from coal combustion/electricity generation that we can remove from the waste stream and... Read more
Oregon State researchers have developed a new way of building computer models to help better understand coastal flooding. ARCS Scholar, Kai Parker, a civil engineering doctoral student, was lead author on the study which also included David Hill, professor of coastal and ocean engineering, Peter Ruggiero, professor of geology and geophysics, and Katherine... Read more
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.