US Science Envoy Visits Vietnam, Laos & Thailand

U.S. science envoy Dr. Geraldine Richmond is visiting Southeast Asia this week to foster collaborations in the Lower Mekong region.

AsianScientist (Jun. 11, 2015) – United States (US) science envoy Dr. Geraldine Richmond is visiting Vietnam, Laos and Thailand from June 8–12 as part of an initiative by the Obama Administration to strengthen the United States’ science and education relationships overseas.

This is Richmond’s third trip to Southeast Asia as a US science envoy. She will meet with representatives from the scientific, academic, nonprofit and business communities to discuss ways to build and strengthen research collaboration networks between scientists and engineers in the United States and the Lower Mekong region.

Richmond is the presidential chair of chemistry at the University of Oregon and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. She is president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a presidential appointee to the National Science Board.

US science envoys travel as private citizens and share the knowledge and insights they gain abroad with the US scientific community upon their return.


Source: US Department of State; Photo: The University of Oregon.
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