Highest honor: Geri Richmond to receive Medal of Science

Geri Richmond

Geri Richmond

Editor’s Note: Geri Richmond is a CSWS Faculty Affiliate.

December 22, 2015—“Geri Richmond was about to board an airliner Saturday morning in Washington, D.C., to return home to Eugene when she got an email with news from the White House that stunned her: She will receive the National Medal of Science.

“‘I was really, really stunned, surprised and honored,’ said Richmond, an internationally renowned chemist who has served as the UO’s Presidential Chair in Science since 2013. ‘I almost couldn’t board the plane because I was jumping for joy.’”

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