Who Inspire Us
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the "Grand Dame of Tech Talk" by Wired Magazine, Moira
Gunn is best known as the host of National Public Radio's "TechNation:
Americans & Technology", as well as a weekly columnist
on Knight-Ridder's SiliconValley.com.
weekly program, Gunn interviews technological innovators, as well
as everyday people who are coping with the new wired world. Her
guests have ranged from business leaders like Amazon.com's Jeff
Bezos to political and cultural figures such as Senator John McCain
and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter to top scientists and science
writers, including Sir Francis Crick and Stephen Jay Gould.
is a popular commentator on life in the technology age. Her weekly
insights are available in both print and audio on the Web at SiliconValley.com
and air nationally and internationally on National Public Radio.
is also a frequent guest on CNN, ZDTV and San Francisco's public
television station, KQED. She is regularly asked to speak on a range
of topics, including the impact of cyberspace on society, economic
opportunities on the Internet and her experience as a woman in the
fields of science and technology.
NASA scientist and engineer, Gunn has served as a member of the
Awards Selection Committee for the Space Technology Hall of Fame
and is currently on the board of directors of the Tech Museum of
Innovation. She holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Purdue
University and an M.A. in computer science, as well as a technical
patent in human nutrition.