Current Chapter News

Posted By CaronOgg
A generous charter member granted $200,000 to fund in perpetuity another ARCS scholar award to doctoral students at OHSU.  The donor wishes to remain anonymous.  This gift, called the Fairway Fund Endowed Scholar Award, joins the Ogg and Silver endowed awards which support scholars at both OHSU and Oregon State University.  The new endowment was announced at the Scholar Awards Luncheon, providing an exciting kick-off to the Portland Chapter's 10th Anniversary celebrations. "These endowed awards demonstrate that ARCS Portland is committed to advancing science in Oregon into the future.  We are fortunate to have such generous, forward thinking donors who inspire our graduate students and our Chapter members.  These endowments are a reason why our Chapter...
Posted By CaronOgg
The Milton Harris Society is Oregon State University Foundation’s premier gift recognition level, honoring those who are considered the most visionary supporters. Earlier this month president Jean Josephson had the honor of representing the Portland ARCS Foundation Chapter at the Oregon State University President’s Dinner for our chapter’s $1 million pledge.  ARCS members Carol Van Natta and Past President Caron Ogg worked to assure that ARCS received this prestigious recognition.  The society is named for 1926 OSU graduate and noted chemist, Milton Harris, who made the first $1 million gift to OSU.  Milton Harris was raised in Portland, OR and enrolled at OSU at the age of 16, taking every chemistry course offered and graduating at age 18.  His...
Posted By CaronOgg
From learning about Earth as a complex eco system, to hearing about a possible new targeted therapy for a rare kind of leukemia, to interacting with Ph.D. students face-to-face, guests were fully engaged at the Scholar Awards Luncheon for ARCS Foundation Portland Chapter on October 22. A record turnout of 450 people welcomed the current roster of 48 scholars at OHSU and Oregon State University who are the recipients of ARCS scholar awards.  A Poster Session preceded the “Recognizing Genius” luncheon program. Guests and a dozen scholars traded information and questions on a wide range of topics from environmental policy and challenges in West Africa, to visualizing neurons and synapses in the brain, to activating the immune system to fight cancer. One highlight of the...
Posted By CaronOgg
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,...
Posted By CaronOgg
You are invited to attend the Portland 2013 Scholar Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 to hear about how our ocean is under increasing pressure — from overfishing to ocean acidification to a growing coastal population.  We will have a far different ocean than we have experienced in recent human history, and we will need new approaches to science and policy for ocean stewardship according to our Keynote Speaker, Mark Abbott, Dean, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University.  Mark is also the President of the Oceanography Society. The luncheon will be held at the Portland Art Museum.  For more information contact the Portland Chapter at  Read more about the College of Earth, Ocean and...
Posted By CaronOgg
A highlight of the Scholar Awards Luncheon was the announcement of the second Endowed Scholar Award for ARCS Foundation Portland Chapter. Barbara and Phil Silver have generously donated a $200,000 gift that will establish a permanently endowed scholar award. The award recipient will rotate every three years between OHSU and Oregon State University. “We believe ARCS is a thoughtful way to invest in the local community and country at the same time. The mission is a straightforward proposition underpinned by an enthusiastic and talented membership. We see it as a ‘good investment’ and we are delighted to lend our support for our Oregon ARCS scientists at OHSU and OSU,” the Silvers said. ARCS Portland President Jean Josephson was pleased to announce the award....
Posted By CaronOgg
Thanks to the generous underwriting of Hoffman Construction Company, Julie and Wayne Drinkward, OHSU, and Oregon State University and OSU Foundation, 100 percent of the luncheon proceeds directly support scholar awards. The scholars had a wonderful time meeting Dr. and Mrs. Thornburg and Bob Moore at a patron party before the luncheon.  It was also evident that Mr. Moore and Dr. Thornburg enjoyed their interactions with the scholars and ARCS members.  The luncheon featured some of Bob's Red Mill products. ARCS Scholar Colby Mangini was graciously introduced by his sponsor, ARCS member, Sally Drinkward.  He did a wonderful job of explaining his research: Russian Roulette and Radioactive Dust A Shortcut to Calculating High-Energy Electron Skin Damage and...
Posted By svoboril@realty...
We all eat every day, more than once. That’s why you don’t want to miss the ARCS 2012 Scholar Awards Luncheon on Monday, November 5 at the Portland Art Museum.  The topic will be “Nutrition Therapy: the Next Generation Medicine,” and the keynote speaker will be Kent Thornburg, PhD, Director of the Moore Institute for Nutrition and Wellness.  The Moore Institute for Nutrition and Wellness at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is brand new, made possible by a $25 million commitment by Bob and Charlee Moore, founders of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods. The Institute’s ambitious aim is to stop rampant health problems caused by unhealthy eating and inadequate nutrition through research and community outreach.  The Institute’s...
Posted By portlandadmin
At the 7th Annual Scholar Awards Luncheon, The Board of Directors of the Portland Chapter announced that it has received a $200,000 donation to the Endowment Fund.  This major gift will establish the first permanently endowed scholar award.  The contribution is a groundbreaking event for the Portland Chapter and means that going forward, into perpetuity, one student will receive a scholar award of $6,000 annually.  The award recipient will rotate every three years between OHSU and OSU.  The Chapter is enormously grateful for this very generous gift.  It is the first of what we hope will be many more permanently endowed scholar awards.    Many thanks to our donors, Caron and Larry Ogg, for this gift; their ongoing support of numerous scholar...
Posted By revaportland
Kelly Benoit-Bird, ARCS Scholar alum, was named a 2010 MacArthur Fellow by the MacArthur Foundation. Commonly known as the "Genius Award," the MacArthur Fellowships recognize some of the most high-achieving, creative and groundbreaking individuals working in the arts and sciences today.  The award carries a $500,000 stipend for the recipient to continue research.  Kelly, 34, studies the interrelationships of animals in different marine environments, using acoustics and other sophisticated technologies. Her innovative uses of sonar in tracking marine creatures from Humboldt squid to spinner dolphins have led to new discoveries about their feeding behavior, movements and even communication. She is an associate professor in the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric...