Stephen Slavens Faculty Scholar in Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering

April 26, 2023

In 2023 Stephen Slavens, ’69, and Barbara Slavens planned an estate gift creating the Stephen Slavens Faculty Scholar in Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering. The fund will support faculty whose teaching and research are in areas that advance sustainability, such as sustainable energy and environmental protection. The Slavens also began making gifts for immediate use, so the first Slavens Faculty Scholar could be selected.

Steve studied chemical engineering at Oregon State and spent the majority of his career at 3M, ultimately working with medical imaging systems. A highlight of his career was developing the DryView® medical imaging film that became the first significant product to receive the U.S. Presidential Green Chemistry Award. His work was influenced by his passion for sustainability, as 3M navigated issues related to pollution-reduction, becoming a leader in environmental responsibility. “As a lifelong proponent of both engineering and environmentalism, I seek to enable and encourage anyone who shares my concern for the natural world to pursue the ideas and innovations that will help secure the future of our planet,” he said.

 

 

Current Faculty Holder

 
Chih-hung Chang