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2/13/2003 Oregon Academy of Science to meet at Linfield

McMINNVILLE ? More than 250 Oregon scientists and students are expected to attend the 61st annual meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science Saturday, Feb. 22, at Linfield College.

The Oregon Academy of Science promotes science education and scientific research within the state. The academy's 13 sections work to encourage communication among Oregon scientists, both private and public, through the annual meeting and by honoring an outstanding Oregon scientist each year. In addition, the academy promotes the development of future scientists through the Junior Academy for high school students and through the selection and recognition of outstanding science teachers each year.

James E. Hutchison, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oregon, will present the keynote address, "Green Chemistry." In addition, special presentations spanning both the natural and social sciences will be presented throughout the day, according to Elizabeth J. Osburn Atkinson, assistant professor of chemistry at Linfield and president of OAS.

Faculty members, along with undergraduate and graduate students, are encouraged to attend and present information on their research projects. The presentations are divided into sections, including biology; chemistry; economics; geography; geology; history, philosophy and social study of science; mathematics and computer science; physics; political science; psychology, science education, and sociology and anthropology.

In addition to the various informational sessions, several awards will also be presented. The recipients are Joseph D. Matarazzo, Oregon Health and Science University, Outstanding Scientist; Kenneth M. Doxsee and James E. Hutchison, both from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oregon, Outstanding Teachers in Higher Education; and Ralph Schubothe, Outstanding Teacher in Science and Mathematics, K-12.

For more information, contact Atkinson, 503-883-2621.