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CONTENTS                                                            ON THE COVER




             President’s Message ............................................................1  DAN MILLER
             ARCS Foundation Leadership ............................................3  Oregon Chapter

             Milestones and Accomplishments ....................................5  Oregon Health & Science University,
                                                                                 School of Medicine, Neuroscience
             Scholars ............................................................................... 7
             Alumni ..................................................................................9

             Academic Partners ............................................................ 11
             Generous Donors ...............................................................13
             Industry Partners .............................................................. 14  ARCS MISSION
             How ARCS National Supports Chapters ........................ 15     ARCS® Foundation advances
             2017-18 National Donors .................................................. 16  science and technology in the

             2018 All Members Conference .........................................17  United States by providing
                                                                                 financial awards to academically
             Members ............................................................................ 19
                                                                                 outstanding U.S. citizens studying
             ARCS Lights ......................................................................20  to complete degrees in science,

             ARCS Foundation History .................................................21  engineering, and medical research.








                              PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE


                              During 2017-18, ARCS Foundation   robotics and automation; creating graduate education that
                              celebrated its 60th year as a national   yields globally competitive graduates; and encouraging a
                              organization dedicated to advancing   citizenry that appreciates the value of STEM knowledge.
                              science in America.  We hosted
                              a record-breaking All Members     We must also continue working toward meeting internal goals
          Conference in Washington, D.C., that generated member   outlined in our 2017-22 Strategic Plan: increase our impact
          enthusiasm for continuing to work toward achieving that   on scholars; retain and attract community leaders to our
          mission. Additional milestones in the framework of our 2017-  membership; and build our capacity for success and financial
          22 Strategic Plan were reorganizing and streamlining the   sustainability.
          National Board and the ongoing transition to professional
          management.                                           I’m proud to continue in my second year leading ARCS
                                                                Foundation and thank the national leaders and chapter
          Since the inception of ARCS Foundation in 1958, our support   members who have all contributed to our success. We look
          of academically outstanding U.S. citizens studying to complete  forward to the next 60 years of supporting and bolstering
          degrees in science, engineering, and medical research has   scientific excellence across the nation.
          helped to ensure that the United States remains scientifically
          competitive in the global marketplace.                “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
                                                                Benjamin Franklin
          As we envision the future, ARCS Foundation must continue
          to meet the challenges facing STEM education in the United
          States as highlighted by our esteemed Science, Engineering
          and Advisory Council (SEAC): changing demographics in
          students pursuing STEM education; creating a workforce that   Andrea “Andi” Purple
          serves the needs of industry, which is increasingly reliant on   2017-19 National President


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