Dr. Amina El-Ashmawy in the classroom.

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El-Ashmawy told us, “The objective is to develop higher-order thinking skills that allow students to be better thinkers, learners and problem solvers. I’ve had thousands of students over the years. Some of them realized through my class that their major, usually a STEM field, is or is not the right major for them. Many of my former students are highly successful doctors, engineers, pharmacists, nurses, scientists, researchers, business owners and executives, among other professions. I am aware that one of my former students ran for public office.”