The College of Science is delighted to have two doctoral students among the 24 young scientists and engineers selected as 2017 ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) Foundation Oregon scholars. A microbiology doctoral student from the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences was also selected for an ARCS award this year.
ARCS Foundation supports exceptional doctoral students in STEM fields at Oregon Health & Science University, OSU and the University of Oregon. The Oregon chapter annually supports 22-25 new scholars through proceeds from endowed funds, donors and chapter fundraising.
Overall, 14 Oregon State graduate students received scholarships from the ARCS Foundation Oregon this year. OSU mathematics alumna Sue McGrath ('70) will lead the organization as co-President this coming year.
Through its partnership with the ARCS Foundation, the College is able to recruit top Ph.D. students in biochemistry and biophysics, chemistry, mathematics, microbiology, statistics and integrative biology. 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 2017 ARCS Scholars!
Sean Boulanger, a chemistry graduate of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, is currently investigating the protein matrix in the green fluorescent protein chromophore through femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy (FSRS) techniques that offer "real-time structural snapshots of molecules in motion."