Dr. Moira Gunn will be speaking at the Bainbridge State College Kirbo Regional Center Auditorium on April 25.The lecture will begin at 7 PM and it is free. Seating is first come first served. Doors will open at 6PM. The Kirbo Regional Center is in Bainbridge, GA and may be contacted at 229-243-6428.
Former NASA scientist and engineer, Dr. Moira Gunn is best known as the host of Tech Nation, and BioTech Nation, heard on National Public Radio’s 24-Hour Program stream. In this capacity she has come to meet some of the world’s most successful women, whose lives and background stories provide insight into the path to success for young women of today.
Dr. Gunn is also a management professor at the University of San Francisco, where she founded and heads the Business of Biotech program, drawing students from across the university – from business, life sciences, information systems, law, ethics, and more. Known campus-wide as simply “Dr. G”, she requires students from all disciplines to work together, both in her courses and on her twice-yearly trips to global bioclusters.
Her own personal career path started as a data entry clerk, and educationally, it unexpectedly led her to become the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University – not even considering engineering until after she had completed her master’s degree in science. Among her many accolades and awards are the National Science Board’s 2011 Public Service Award to the Individual for her contributions to the public understanding of science and engineering, the citation of Best Biology Book of 2007 by the Library Journal, and an honorary doctorate in science.
Dr. Gunn is presented by the Bainbridge State College Cultural Arts Committee.