Lower Columbia/Willamette River Professional Chapter

The Lower Columbia/Willamette River Professional Chapter is based in the Portland, Oregon area.


To substantially increase the representation of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in science, technology, and math (STEM) studies and careers.

Scholarships available in 2023

For more information like eligibility and the application process, visit the website at https://www.theassociatesonline.org/scholarship


Professional meetings are held on the second Wednesday every month at 12 pm, noon, PDT.

Conference Call Number

1-646-558-8656  code 310-161-7091

Meeting Address

Portland State University

Fourth Avenue Building - Room 0012

Meeting Agenda -  February 14, 2024

2023 AISES Professional Chapter of the year

new items

Notes  https://bit.ly/2023LCWRNOTES

Dues reminder for 2024 – 

ScholarshipsTwo $1,000 scholarships for 2024.  Promoted the DFM Scholarship at the ATNI Meeting January 30-31, 2024 Portland, OR 

PSU Update -   NASCC Honor Day Review


OMSI Update -  

AISES Region 1 Conference 

Reconnecting with Tribal Communities Presentation - Don Motanic

Other items

Strategic Plan Meeting in March

Next meeting:     TBD  January  2024


President - Melissa Clah

Vice-President - Don Motanic    don.motanic@gmail.com

Treasurer - Karen Graves Pyrch

Secretary - Don Motanic

Social Media - Lydia Doza   


COVID-19 has affected us all. The LCWR chapter has partnered with the Puget sound chapter to raise money for donations for Navajo Nations elders.

Learn more about how the Navajo Nation has been affected.

You can help, too, by donating to our GoFundMe.