Portland, October 22nd, 2013. “Recognizing Genius,” was the theme of the ARCS Foundation Portland Chapter Scholar Awards Luncheon at the Portland Art Museum. Preliminary numbers indicate a record amount raised: net profit of about $85,000. The event drew ARCS Foundation Portland President Jean Josephson; ARCS Portland Charter Member Diane Alexander; ARCS Portland scholar speaker and researcher at the Drucker lab at OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute Julia Maxson; keynote speaker and dean of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science at OSU, Dr. Mark Abbott; ARCS Foundation Portland President Elect Aletha Anderson.
“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,” explained organizers.
Supporters had a chance to meet and mingle with the 50 ARCS scholars for the 2013-14 academic year. They are graduate students from OHSU and Oregon State University and their research in medicine, engineering, nursing, forestry and earth sciences.
The keynote speaker was Mark Abbott, dean of the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. He will spoke about “Our Oceans Under Pressure.” The scholar speaker was Julia Maxson, an ARCS alumna who is doing post-doctoral research at OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute. Her topic was “Using Genetics to Find Better Cancer Treatments.”
Einstein Presenting Sponsors
Hoffman Construction Company/Julie and Wayne Drinkward
Oregon State University and the OSU Foundation
Marie Curie Circle
Sharon and Keith Barnes
Wells Fargo The Private Bank
Thomas Edison Circle
Barbara and Philip Silver
Alexander Fleming Circle
Aletha and Chris Anderson
Geffen Mesher/Tonkon Torp LLP
Jean and Rich Josephson
Caron and Larry Ogg
Ellen and Mark Richardson
Stoel Rives LLP
The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank
Barbara Wilkinson and Peter Rapp