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Dunbar Pens Blog Post on Changing the STEM Education Conversation

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Esmeralda Fisher
Center: Bonnie Dunbar with University of Houston physics faculty working with high school physics teachers. Photo provided by TAMEST.

Professor Bonnie Dunbar, retired astronaut, National Academy of Engineering member and alumna of the Cullen College of Engineering, has written a guest blog post on The Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas web site, on the need for solutions to challenges in delivering STEM education.

Dunbar writes, "We have many STEM challenges in Texas, as well as proposed solutions. These were addressed in the TAMEST report, The Next Frontier: World Class Math and Science Education for Texas. Houston has its own unique challenges, which we hope to successfully address through the UH STEM center."

Read the full blog post.

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