Meet Dr. Mae Jemison:
“[Her] achievements have helped redefine the image of modern-day scientists – in the real world, not just in spaceage fiction.”
— Stanford Today, July/August 1996
“Growing up, I watched the sky—-stars, clouds, moon, sun —-determined I would travel among them. In 1992, launching aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, I became the first woman of color in the world to go into space. I also began a personal trajectory committed to actively connecting people around the world to the wonderment and potential innumerable benefits to life here on Earth embodied in space exploration.“
Today, I am determined to include and welcome everyone to benefit from and be a part of the challenge and wonder of space, science, art, innovation and social consciousness.”
Astronaut, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Physician and Educator
“I believe pursuing an extraordinary tomorrow is mandatory for creating a better world today.”
Pioneering polymath Dr. Mae Jemison, the first woman of color in space, is at the forefront of integrating physical and social sciences with art and culture to solve problems and foster innovation. Leading the 100 Year Starship,® seed funded by DARPA to ensure interstellar capabilities, she exploits her experience as a physician, engineer, social scientist and dancer to build a global movement generating radical leaps in knowledge, technology and humanity.
Jemison a frontrunner in science literacy, is a respected voice for science, social responsibility and education. She founded the international science camp The Earth We Share in 1994 and is Bayer Corporations Science Literacy Ambassador. She served six years as a NASA astronaut and embarked on a historical journey into space aboard a joint space shuttle mission with the Japanese space agency. Jemison, also a medical doctor, was the Area Peace Corps Medical Officer for Sierra Leone and Liberia.
As a professor of Environmental Studies at Dartmouth College Jemison researched and taught sustainable development and technology design. She is the founder of two technology companies and the non-profit the Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence which designs and implements STEM education, curriculum and experiences, including the Earth We Share (TEWS).
Jemison is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the National Women’s Hall of Fame and Fortune 500 companies’ boards. She was voted as one of the top seven women leaders in a presidential ballot national straw poll and was the first astronaut to appear on Star Trek.
Quote About Dr. Mae:
— Real Simple
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