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“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.


Screen Shot 2017-04-10 at 1.52.52 PM“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.

Screen Shot 2017-04-10 at 2.12.22 PM“Dr. Mona Minkara Revives the American Dream”

February, 2017
Reviving Sisterhood 

Mona is interviewed by Reviving Sisterhood as a part of their Sheroes series.

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November 1st, 2016
Blind Abilities 

A personal interview of Mona’s journey of vision loss by Jeff Thompson.

Screen Shot 2015-12-13 at 2.17.23 PM“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.

Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 3.41.35 PM“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”Screen Shot 2015-12-13 at 2.07.04 PM
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”Screen Shot 2015-12-13 at 2.09.29 PM

Robin Nelson, Marion Therapeutic Riding Association

An article about Mona’s equestrian hobby.

“Blind Ph.D. Student Always Aimed High”Screen Shot 2015-12-13 at 2.12.13 PM
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”Screen Shot 2015-12-13 at 2.13.01 PM
July 13, 2009

Mona is recognized as a positive role model for Muslim youth.

Screen Shot 2015-12-13 at 2.15.16 PM“Legally Blind Muslim Student Delivers Commencement Address at Prestigious US College”
June 29, 2009

An account of the challenges Mona overcame leading up to her undergraduate graduation.

Screen Shot 2015-12-13 at 2.17.23 PM“Wellesley Senior Mona Minkara Finds No Limits to Her Future”
June 2, 2009
Arlie Corday, Wellesley College Office for Public Affairs