College Welcomes Bonnie Dunbar, Retired Astronaut & NAE Member


Bonnie Dunbar, a retired astronaut, National Academy of Engineering Member and alumna of the Cullen College of Engineering, has joined the University of Houston as leader of a new STEM Center. The center will build upon programs throughout the university and leverage their success in the larger K-12 community. Dunbar has also accepted the position of professor in the college’s mechanical and biomedical engineering departments. She plans to teach in the classroom next year, and is designing a course intended to inspire and retain engineering undergraduate students.

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