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By Olivia Johnson
Minnesota Daily 

Blind chemist creates STEM curriculum for sightless children

 


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When she was 6 or 7, Mona Minkara's eyesight began to fade.

Eventually diagnosed with macular degeneration and cone rod dystrophy, the post-doctoral research fellow in the University of Minnesota's chemistry department is now working to create a STEM curriculum for blind children in developing countries, the Minnesota Daily (http://bit.ly/2mJuSJy ) reported.

Minkara, is creating the curriculum with the help of her assistants, who aide her in her computational chemistry research. She studies surfactants — molecules with one end that is attracted to water and another en...



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