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 2024

For more information like eligibility and the application 

Download Application & Deadline April 30, 2024 


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 -  April 10, 2024

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Notes  https://bit.ly/2023LCWRNOTES

Dues reminder for 2024 – 

ScholarshipsTwo $1,000 scholarships for 2024.  Promoted the DFM Scholarship at the WA State Indian Education Association (WIEA) Meeting April 3, 2024 at Muckleshoot.

PSU Update -   CyberPDX Camp July 29 - August 2, 2024   pdx.edu/maseeh/cyberpdx

NAPAIHB Update - Session at WIEA Meeting

OMSI Update -  

AISES Region 1 Conference 

           Region 3 Conference - March 22 at Tucson, AZ (Don) - Arizona Historical Society Exhibit Visit

Unity National Conference June 29- July 3, 2024 Portland, OR  Workshop Proposals April 19 DEADLINE

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Next meeting:     May 8, 2024


President - Herb Fricke

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

                                Tim Anderson                        

Treasurer - Karen Graves Pyrch

Secretary - Shelby Santos

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.