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 - January 11, 2023

new items

Notes for 2022 -  https://bit.ly/aiseslcwr2022notes

Treasurer's Report - see email 

PSU Update - Chemawa visit with 40 students - January 20, 2023 

OMSI Update - 

Scholarships -  ITC Truman Picard Scholarship - March 10, 2023

Dues reminder for 2023


Chapter Strategic Planning Session

AISES in Canada, March 3-5, 2023, Vancouver, BC  Travel scholarship deadline Jan 15, 2023.

AISES Region 1 Conference March 31 - April 1, 2023, MSU, Bozeman, MT.

AISES Indigenous Food & Agriculture Webinar April 20, 2023. Time and link TBD soon.

AISES Leadership Summit - April 30-May 2, 2023 - River Spirit Casino, Tulsa, OK  Travel scholarship deadline March 1, 2023.

AISES National Conference - October 19-21, 2023, Spokane, WA  

AISES 2022 Planning Priorities 

Other items

Next meeting:  february 8, 2023


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.