“Career Expo: From Postdoctoral Researcher to Professor of Bio Engineering, Meet Dr. Mona Minkara: Trains, Planes and Cane – Just Do It!” June 5, 2019 Blind Abilities State Services for the Blind hosted a Career Expo for high school and college students who are blind, low vision, or DeafBlind. There, Dr. Minkara spoke about her current and future work and offered a few words of advice.
“Vision is More Than Sight” February 11, 2019 @_womenofstem An interview conducted by the Women of STEM Twitter page about Mona’s experiences, aspirations, and research goals.
“Episode 9: Mona Minkara” July 6, 2018 ACS Voices Diversity Podcast An interview on Mona’s experiences at the 255th ACS Exhibition. On Mona’s challenges, hopes, and the future of diversity in STEM.
“How pragmatic is it to be a blind scientist?” July 8, 2017 Chemistry World An interview with The Royal Society of Chemistry on Mona’s journey as a blind scientist.
“Blind UMN chemist creates STEM curriculum for blind children” March 23, 2017 Minnesota Daily An interview with the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities newspaper on Mona’s partnership with ETI.
“Dr. Mona Minkara Revives the American Dream” February, 2017 Reviving Sisterhood Mona is interviewed by Reviving Sisterhood as a part of their Sheroes series.
“Meet Dr. Mona Minkara: Vision Loss Gives A New Perspective to Science” November 1st, 2016 Blind Abilities A personal interview of Mona’s journey of vision loss by Jeff Thompson.
“Mona Minkara, Ph.D., receives Ford Foundation Fellowship” April 20, 2016 UMN Department of Chemistry An announcement of Mona’s National Academy of Sciences Ford Foundation Fellowship award.
“Blindness does not stop computational chemist from achieving her goals” December 12, 2015 Eileen Harvala, UMN Department of Chemistry An article about Mona’s transition to post-doctoral research.
“Special Education Day” Dec 2, 2015 Janaan Hashim, Radio Islam A radio interview about how the American Disabilities Act impacted Mona Minkara’s education.
“The Amazing Mona Minkara” 2012 Robin Nelson, Marion Therapeutic Riding Association An article about Mona’s equestrian hobby.
“Blind Ph.D. Student Always Aimed High” Jan 2, 2011 Nathan Crabbe, Ocala Star Banner An article written about Mona’s first year as a PhD student at the University of Florida.
“Positively Muslim in the West: Mona Minkara” July 13, 2009 Amatullah, MuslimMatters.org Mona is recognized as a positive role model for Muslim youth.
“Legally Blind Muslim Student Delivers Commencement Address at Prestigious US College” June 29, 2009 IQRA An account of the challenges Mona overcame leading up to her undergraduate graduation.
“Wellesley Senior Mona Minkara Finds No Limits to Her Future” June 2, 2009 Arlie Corday, Wellesley College Office for Public Affairs