The College of Science warmly congratulates Rachael Aber, Brittany Lasher and Maya Feezell for their selection as 2019 ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) Foundation Oregon scholars. They are among the 26 young scientists and engineers in the state and among 14 Oregon State University students who received scholarships from ARCS Foundation Oregon this year.
The ARCS Foundation Oregon Chapter supports outstanding doctoral students in STEM fields at Oregon Health and Science University, OSU and the University of Oregon. Since 2005, the chapter has supported 274 Ph.D. candidates with financial aid of $4.5 million raised from endowed funds, donors and chapter fundraising. The ARCS Foundation has 15 chapters all over the country, including one in Oregon.
Through its partnership with the ARCS Foundation, OSU is able to be competitive in recruiting the very best Ph.D. students into science and engineering programs. The ARCS award provides doctoral students with $18,000, payable over three years at $6,000 per year.
Kudos to these first-year Ph.D. students, our 2019 ARCS Scholars!
Rachael Aber was drawn to the Department of Integrative Biology because of its strong tradition of support for interdisciplinary approaches to urgent research questions. She hopes to focus her doctoral research on investigating issues at the intersection of disease ecology and population biology in the lab of Benjamin Dalziel.