Chemistry World features African advocacy work by UO's Richmond

The efforts of UO chemist Geri Richmond to encourage women to pursue science careers in Africa are detailed in a recent story in Chemistry World, the monthly news magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Richmond, a long-time advocate for women in science, co-founded the Committee on the Advancement of Women Chemists (COACh) to provide mentoring and support to women scientists. The organization initially provided mentoring and support to women scientists in the U.S., then launched internationally two years ago. Richmond is currently working on several projects with women scientists in developing countries.

Richmond, a 28-year veteran faculty member at the UO, was appointed by President Obama last November to the National Science Board. She specializes in chemistry, materials science and chemical reactions on liquid surfaces.

- from the UO Office of Strategic Communications