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Dr. Moira Gunn      

Host of NPR's 'Tech Nation'

Dr. Moira Gunn is both an academic and a professional journalist. She is best known as the host of “Tech Nation,” and its regular segment “BioTech Nation,” on such venues as The NPR Channel on SiriusXM and other domestic/global networks. A former NASA computer scientist and engineer, she worked in satellite information systems, large scale modelling and nutrition measurement before joining the University of San Francisco, where today Professor Gunn is the Director of Bioentrepreneurship.

In 2011, the National Science Board awarded Gunn its Public Service Award to the Individual for her contributions to “Increasing the Public Understanding of Science and Engineering.” Dr. Gunn was the first woman to receive a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, where she was also awarded an honorary doctorate in Science.

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