Geraldine Richmond to Lead the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Geraldine-RichmondGeraldine L. Richmond the Presidential Chair in Science at the University of Oregon, is the new president-elect of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The AAAS was founded in 1848 and publishes the journals Science, Science Translational Medicine, and Science Signaling. After the annual meeting of the association this month in Chicago, Dr. Richmond will serve for one year as president-elect and will become president after the 2015 annual meeting.

Last fall, Dr. Richmond was only the second scholar to be named to a Presidential Chair at the University of Oregon. She was serving as the Richard M. and Patricia H. Noyes Professor of chemistry at the university. Before joining the faculty at the University of Oregon in 1985, she taught at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Richmond is co-founder and chair of the Committee on the Advancement of Women Chemists. Professor Richmond is a graduate of Kansas State University and holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley.

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