Portland Chapter's 9th Annual Luncheon Celebrates 50 American Science Scholars

WHAT:  "Recognizing Genius," ARCS Foundation Portland Chapter Scholar Awards Luncheon.

WHY:  We believe that investments in American scientists studying with Oregon's premier doctoral programs in science, medicine and engineering build a vital pipeline of intellectual capital for our businesses and for society's well being.  Through our scholar awards, ARCS supports and nurtures these exceptional young women and men at OHSU and Oregon State University.

WHEN:  Tuesday, October 22.  From 11 a.m. to noon, you can meet and mingle with the scholars, discuss their posters with them, and greet other members and attendees.  The luncheon program begins promptly at noon.

WHERE:  The Portland Art Museum

TICKETS:  If you wish to attend, please see the INVITATION and download the RESPONSE CARD, print it out, fill in the information and mail to ARCS Foundation Portland, PO Box 2063, Portland, OR 97208-2063.  Send your check for your tickets.  (We are unable to process credit cards for ticket payment.)  Individual seats are $75 each.

MEET:  The 50 ARCS scholars for the 2013-14 academic year.  You will be inspired and informed by these outstanding graduate students from OHSU and Oregon State University and their research in medicine, engineering, nursing, forestry and earth sciences.

SPEAKERS:  The keynote speaker is Mark Abbott, dean of the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University.  He will speak about "Our Oceans Under Pressure."

Our scholar speaker is Julia Maxson, an ARCS alumna who is doing post-doctoral research at OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute.  Her topic is "Using Genetics to Find Better Cancer Treatments."

MENU:  Artemis is catering the luncheon and the main entree is lemon, rosemary, garlic roasted chicken with fall vegetables.  The vegetarian option is spinach, feta and white bean pastry.

UNDERWRITERS:  Thank you to our underwriters for supporting the Scholar Awards Luncheon and allowing more dollars to go towards future scholar awards.

Einstein Presenting Sponsors

Hoffman Construction Company/Julie and Wayne Drinkward
OHSU
Oregon State University and the OSU Foundation

Marie Curie Circle

Sharon and Keith Barnes
Conference Solutions
Wells Fargo The Private Bank

Thomas Edison Circle

Columbia Distributing
Washington Trust
Barbara and Philip Silver

Alexander Fleming Circle

Aletha and Chris Anderson
CH2M HILL
Geffen Mesher/Tonkon Torp LLP
Jean and Rich Josephson
Jubitz Corporation
Caron and Larry Ogg
The Oregonian
PwC LLC
Ellen and Mark Richardson
Stoel Rives LLP
Sunshine Dairy
The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank
Walsh Construction
Barbara Wilkinson and Peter Rapp