Lecture by Dr. Geraldine Richmond
Richard M. and Patricia H. Noyes Professor
Department of Chemistry and Materials Science Institute
University of Oregon
"Battling Biases and Barriers: Necessary Steps our Academic Institutions Must Take to Assure a Strong Science and Engineering Workforce"
Thursday, March 1, 2007
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ahmanson Center, Room 238 (ACB 238)
Professor Geraldine Richmond is the Richard M. and Patricia H. Noyes Professor in Chemistry at the University of Oregon. She received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 1980. She began her academic career as an assistant professor at Bryn Mawr College in 1980, moving to the University of Oregon in 1985. Richmond is recognized for her fundamental studies of molecular processes at semiconductor, metal and liquid surfaces using state-of-the-art laser techniques.
Richmond is also known widely for her teaching and mentoring activities. She has been nationally recognized for developing innovative methods for teaching science literacy courses and her extensive international efforts in recruiting and mentoring women in the sciences at all levels have been recognized with many awards including the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Engineering Mentoring from the White House. In 1998, Richmond founded "COACh" an organization that fosters the career success of women scientists in academia. Over 700 women academic scientists from around the country have since participated in its highly effective programs.
Richmond has also served on numerous state and national science advisory committees with the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the National Academy of Sciences throughout her 25 years in academia. She served for five years as Chair of the Basic Energy Sciences Board of the Department of Energy (1998-2003). She has testified before the US Congress on issues of frontiers in science and women in science. She has been appointed by two different Oregon Governors to serve on the Board of Higher Education of the State of Oregon from 1999-2005. In addition to being a full member of this Board, she has served as Vice President (2004), and as a member of the Executive Committee (2004-2005), the Budget and Finance Committee (1999-2003), and Chair of the Chancellor's Office Reorganization Committee (2004-2005).
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