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Podcast With A Blindness Perspective.

Nov 27, 2017

Dr. Mona Minkara and her team at the University of Minnesota recently created a STEM  curriculum to be utilized by a blind camp in Lebanon.

Dr. Mona Minkara is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Chemistry. Her  goal is to one day obtain a faculty position that would give her the opportunity to teach and do research. She is also passionate about bringing STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, to those who would not have the opportunities otherwise.

Her team including John Hamill and Connor Venteicher, built a STEM  curriculum for a camp in Lebanon ran by a non-profit called Empowerment through Integration.

Dr. Mona Minkara lost most of her sight at age 7 and now has less than 2 percent  of vision in only one eye. Through her educational journey she has been very appreciative of those who helped her along the way and is committed to helping others.

Join us as she talks about her passion and the STEP program and how we can make changes in the low expectations that stand in our way.

You can find out more about Dr. Mona Minkara on the web at


You can also find out about all her techniques and devices that she employed along her 

educational and science journey.


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