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President Biden Selects University Of Oregon Scholar For Energy Position

University of Oregon

A University of Oregon scholar and administrator has been nominated to serve in President Biden’s administration. 

Geraldine Richmond is the UO’s Presidential Chair in Science, and a renowned chemistry professor.  If the U.S. Senate confirms her nomination, she will be undersecretary for science in the Department of Energy.  The position advises the secretary of energy on technology issues and the management of its national laboratories.

Richmond has been with the university since 1985.  She’s designed laser systems, optics equipment, and co-founded the Committee on the Advancement of Women Chemists. 

In 2016, President Obama awarded her the National Medal of Science, her second presidential award since receiving one from President Clinton in 1997.

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Brian Bull is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, and remains a contributor to the KLCC news department. He began working with KLCC in June 2016.   In his 27+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (22 regional),  the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from  the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.