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Dunbar, Bonnie John and Bea Slattery Chair


Professional experience spans industry, academia, government, and the non-profit sectors. Have been a practicing engineer recognized as a "Fellow" by peer groups and appointed to lead national teams evaluating future space exploration technology development, microgravity science development and human space operations for the National Academy of Engineers. A five time Space Shuttle Astronaut with more than 50 days in space and an integral member of the research and operations development teams for those flights. Recognized with NASA Spaceflight and Leadership medals, 7 honorary academic degrees and invited university lectures. Recognized for developing and supporting STEM programs in schools and with Informal Science Education (ISE) institutions. Skilled at developing operational excellence within culturally diverse environments and creating a collectively supported strategic vision. An internationally recognized speaker who is requested to lecture on topics related to human spaceflight, spacecraft design, spaceflight research operations, microgravity research and STEM careers.

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  • Professor