“Empowering Global Scientific Engagement”
Presidential Chair in Science and Professor of Chemistry, University of Oregon and, recipient of the 2017 Howard Vollum Award for Distinguished Accomplishment in Science and Technology
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
>>> Free and open to the public. <<<
Ensuring a sustainable world in the face of climate change and a population soon to reach nine billion demands a major shift in how we approach our ever-expanding needs for energy, food, water, and a healthy environment. Going forward, we need to embrace innovative international research collaborations and policies that include talents and perspectives from both the developed and developing world. Richmond will share stories and insights gained from the collaborative efforts of several thousand scientists and engineers from around the globe.
Geraldine (Geri) Richmond’s research using laser spectroscopy and computational methods focuses on understanding environmentally and technologically important processes that occur at water, semiconductor, and mineral surfaces. Richmond is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the American Physical Society (APS), and the Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She has served in leadership roles on many international, national, and state governing and advisory boards and has won numerous prestigious awards, including the National Medal of Science from President Obama. She is the founder and director of COACh, a grassroots organization that has been assisting in the advancement of thousands of women scientists since 1997.
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