Sponsored Story: Portland, OR. Water is often called the most precious substance on our planet and on Wednesday, October 11th, you’ll learn why from nationally acclaimed scientist Geraldine Richmond PhD. She will be the keynote speaker at the Oregon Chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS). The chapter’s signature event is the “Recognizing Genius” Scholar Awards Luncheon. (Photo note: The University of Oregon chemist was honored by President Obama in 2013 with the National Medal of Science, the highest scientific honor awarded by the U.S. government.)

The luncheon at the Portland Art Museum will also showcase ARCS Oregon Chapter’s 71 current scholar award recipients who are top local graduate students in science, medicine and engineering.

Here’s a link where you can buy tickets to the benefit luncheon: Click here for tickets!

Here’s a video about the work of Geraldine Richmond PhD.:

From ARCS:

Dr. Richmond has the charisma you expect from a keynote speaker and her research using laser spectroscopy and computational methods has special relevance to current issues in energy production. Recognition for her work includes:

  • Presidential Chair in Science and professor of chemistry at UO
  • Recipient of the 2018 Priestley Medal, highest honor awarded by the American Chemical Society
  • Founder and Director of COACh, a grassroots organization in the U.S. that is working to increase the scientific success and leadership capacity of women scientists and engineers.

Luncheon guests can look forward to mingling with prominent business and community underwriters, our scholars, university faculty from OHSU, OSU, and UO, and key community supporters. Plan to arrive at 11:00 a.m. so you’ll have time to explore the cutting edge science presented at the Poster Session hosted by ARCS scholar award recipients.

Funds raised from the Scholar Awards Luncheon provide scholar awards for PhD candidates in science and technology disciplines at OHSU School of Medicine and School of Nursing, Oregon State University, and University of Oregon. These scholars will fill the STEM pipeline and contribute to innovation and scientific discovery in Oregon and around the world.

Community support helps make these awards possible and we thank all of our underwriters, especially our Einstein Presenting Sponsors:

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

It’s not too late to be a luncheon underwriter—your commitment will support Oregon scholars at Oregon universities and you will receive acknowledgement in the printed program and onscreen at the Scholar Awards Luncheon. Please contact ARCS Oregon member Barb Sage for more information about underwriting the Scholar Awards Luncheon, or hosting a table at the Scholar Awards Luncheon. You can email Barb at [email protected]

Here’s a link where you can buy tickets to the benefit luncheon: Click here for tickets!

Here’s a look at the ARCS Foundation Portland Chapter Scholar Awards Luncheon at the Portland Art Museum from the past: 

OHSU President Joe Robertson; OSU President Ed Ray; President, CEO, and Director of Columbia Sportswear Tim Boyle; UO President Michael Schill

ARCS Foundation Portland scholars from OSU and OHSU lining up to receive their awards for the academic year.

ARCS Foundation Portland scholars from OSU and OHSU were honored to receive their awards for the academic year.

Founding member ARCS Portland, Ellen Richardson; Dr. Joe Robertson, OHSU President; ARCS Portland member Beth Ray

Founding member ARCS Portland, Ellen Richardson; Dr. Joe Robertson, OHSU President; ARCS Portland member Beth Ray

“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.

Keynote speaker Dr. Mark Abbott, ARCS Foundation Portland Chapter President Jean Josephson

Keynote speaker Dr. Mark Abbott, ARCS Foundation Portland Chapter President Jean Josephson

ARCS Foundation Portland Chapter President Jean Josephson, Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray

ARCS Foundation Portland Chapter President Jean Josephson, Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray

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.

If you’d like to attend the event this year, 

Here’s a link where you can buy tickets to the benefit luncheon: Click here for tickets!

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