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 -  November 8, 2023

2023 AISES Professional Chapter of the year

new items

Notes  https://bit.ly/2023LCWRNOTES

Treasurer's Report -  7/31/23

$5,169.63 - Savings

$1335.28 - Business

$14,587.54 - CD  (6/30/23)

Dues reminder for 2023 – Nine members so far

ScholarshipsTwo $1,000 scholarships for 2024. Good idea to partner with Columbia River Professional Chapter to promote the DFM Scholarship

PSU Update - 


OMSI Update -  Native Day

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


Chapter of the Year Reflections from the Dinner


Reconnecting with Tribal Communities Presentation - Don Motanic

Other items

Wisdom of the Elders at Open Signal Event - Friday, December 1, 2023 - 5:30 - 8 PM, 

LOCATION at 2766 NE MLK Blvd. Portland, OR

Learn about Digital Story Telling along with FOOD, Non alcoholic drinks, music and stories.

Next meeting:  December  13, 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.