UO professor awarded with highest national scientific honor

Earlier today, the White House announced the latest recipients of the National Medal of Science, in which University of Oregon chemistry professor and Presidential Chair in Science Geri Richmond was listed, according to a press release from the National Science Foundation.

Richmond will receive the medal, which is one of the nation’s highest honors given to scientists, engineers and inventors for achievement and leadership in science and technology, in a White House ceremony in early 2016. Richmond is one of nine recipients recognized for their contributions to chemistry, engineering, computing, mathematics, and biological, behavioral, social and physical sciences.

Richmond is the second scientist from UO to receive the award, according to AroundtheO.

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