Stephen Slavens Faculty Scholar in Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering
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 pledged to start giving to the fund during their lifetimes so that Slavens Faculty Scholar can be awarded to a faculty member in the coming years.
Steve studied chemical engineering at Oregon State and spent the majority of his career at 3M, ultimately working with medical imaging systems. His work was influenced by his passion for sustainability, as 3M navigated issues related to pollution-reduction, becoming a leader in environmental responsibility.