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

  • Associates Foundation Scholarship

  • Joann Jeter Memorial Diversity Scholarship

  • Dick French Scholarship

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 - September 14, 2022

new items

Approve notes for 2022 - https://bit.ly/aiseslcwr2022notes

Treasurer's Report

OMSI Update -

Scholarship -

Dues reminder for 2022

PSU Update


AISES National Conference - October 4-6, 2022, Palm Springs, CA https://conference.aises.org/

MESA Presentation Bianca J Cha-Camp Oregon MESA Program Coordinator

Other items

Next meeting: October 12, 2022


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.