The National Science Foundation announced today that the White House awarded University of Oregon chemistry professor Geri Richmond a National Medal of Science, the nation's highest honor for achievements in science. She is one of nine awardees this year.
Richmond has a giant list of accomplishments and accolades — she runs a chemistry research lab at the UO, serves as a U.S. Science Envoy and is the creator of the COACh program, which helps women scientists all over the world advance their careers.
Read more about Richmond and her program in EW's August cover story, "What's the Big Idea?"
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