Mae Jemison


Thursday, February 27,3:00-4:30 PM
Independent Matters: Dare to Explore
Mae Jemison, the first woman of color to go into space, served six years as a NASA astronaut, flying aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour mission in September 1992 and was NASA’s first science mission specialist. She is the founder of the technology consulting firm, The Jemison Group, Inc., that integrates the critical impact of sociocultural issues with technology. An international voice for science literacy, in 1994 Jemison founded the international science camp The Earth We Share™ for students 12-16 years old from around the world, chairs the Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence and serves as national advocate for Bayer Corporation’s award winning Making Science Make Sense program. In Find Where the Wind Goes, she writes for teenagers about growing up on the South Side of Chicago, cultivating her aspiration to be a scientist, her experiences as a medical student in Africa, and her history-making journey into space



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