IWF Oregon member Geraldine Richmond, Presidential Chair & Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oregon was recently awarded the highest honor in scientific achievement in the United States, the National Medal of Science.
President Obama bestowed the medal at an awards ceremony on Thursday, May 19, 2016, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. Obama previously appointed Richmond to the National Science Board.
Her research examines the chemistry and physics that occurs at complex surfaces that have relevance to important problems in energy production, environmental remediation and atmospheric chemistry.(Source: University of Oregon)
Richmond also co-founded the Committee on the Advancement of Women Chemists (COACh), a non-profit working to increase the number and career success of women scientists and engineers through innovative programs and strategies. The organization has impacted the careers of 20,000 women scientists and engineers in the U.S. and in over 20 developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
The other Medal of Science winners were Shirley Ann Jackson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Armand Paul Alivisatos, University of California, Berkeley; Michael Artin, MIT; Rakesh Jain, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital; Albert Bandura, Stanford University; Stanley Falkow, Stanford University School of Medicine and Simon Levin, Princeton University.
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