The First Lecture exposes students to leaders with a national voice in order to motivate and challenge them to set the bar for expectations high -- and then to exceed those expectations. The 2013 College of Education First Lecture features keynote speaker Bonnie Dunbar. Retired NASA astronaut and leader of the new University of Houston STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Center, Dr. Dunbar was a NASA mission specialist astronaut and is a veteran of five space flights. She logged more than 50 days in space and inspires young people everywhere she goes. She is committed to improving STEM education and increasing underrepresented student participation and success. Her legacy is a testament to how STEM can impact education at all levels and how our future educators can inspire their students.
After the lecture, join our party to launch the new year with icy refreshments, photo opportunities, and out-of-this-world festivities.
- Location: Cullen Performance Hall
- Sponsor: College of Education