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 - November 9, 2022

new items

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

Treasurer's Report

PSU Update Presentation - Indigenous Traditional Ecological & Cultural Knowledge (ITECK)

OMSI Update - Youth Climate Ambassadors YouTube

Contract Extension to May 2023

Scholarships - ITC & USFS Research - Deadline Nov 30, 2022.

Truman Picard - March 10, 2023

Dues reminder for 2022


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

Other items


Next meeting: December 14, 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.