Bonnie Dunbar’s professional experience spans industry, academia, government and the non-profit sectors. She has been a practicing engineer, leading national teams evaluating future space exploration technology development, microgravity science development and human space operations for the National Academy of Engineers. Dunbar is 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. She has been recognized with NASA Spaceflight and Leadership medals, seven honorary academic degrees and invited university lectures. She has been recognized for developing and supporting STEM programs in schools and with Informal Science Education (ISE) institutions. Dunbar is 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.