Have you considered updating your will to leave an ARCS Oregon legacy?
Please join the ARCS Oregon Founder's Circle. The Circle was named to honor the Oregon Chapter's five founders: Nancy Fischer, Sharon Hewitt, Mary Ann Lockwood, Ellen Richardson, and Cornelia Stevens. For information on how to include ARCS Foundation Oregon in your will and trust please see your attorney or click HERE for more information or contact us at ARCS Oregon Chapter.
In July 2017, ARCS Oregon received its first bequest from charter member Mary Martin Rosenberg. The Chapter is a beneficiary of the Richard and Mary Rosenberg Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation. Each year there will be a distribution from the permanent fund, which over approximately three years, will fund a scholar award. ARCS Oregon is grateful for the generosity of the Rosenbergs.
Jill honored ARCS Oregon with a $1.5 million bequest to support its signature scholar awards program in perpetuity. This is the largest gift to date for the Oregon Chapter and significantly increases the Chapter's ability to sustain its mission at a new level. Jill's lifelong interest in science, and her philanthropic vision, matched perfectly with the mission of ARCS. Jill's generous bequest gives significant recognition to the important work of ARCS Oregon, and the members are honored.
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.