The Oregon Chapter’s Recognizing Genius Scholar Awards Luncheon is held in the fall. At this event, students receive their three-year ARCS Foundation Portland award and can meet with donors, guests, university faculty and Chapter members.
The Recognizing Genius Scholar Awards Luncheon features prominent speakers in the sciences and education. Dr. Craig Barrett, retired CEO and chairman of the board of Intel Corporation, was the keynote speaker at the 2011 luncheon. He is an advocate for improving education in the United States and around the world, and a spokesman for the value of technology in raising global social and economic standards. At the 2010 luncheon, William Gates Sr., co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, spoke on “Making a Difference: The Value of Philanthropy in Education.” Click on Oregon Chapter's Signature Event to learn 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.