Join us on Feb. 27 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a presentation in Macky Auditorium featuring Dr. Mae Jemison, the first woman of color in the world to go into space. Presentation open to the community.
Astronaut, engineer, entrepreneur, physician and educator, Dr. Mae Jemison leads 100 Year Starship, a global initiative seed funded through a competitive grant from DARPA to ensure the capabilities for human travel to another star within the next 100 years while transforming life on Earth.
Jemison served six years as a NASA astronaut and was the first woman of color in the world to go into space. Trained as an engineer, social scientist and dancer, Jemison, a medical doctor, was the area Peace Corps medical officer for Sierra Leone and Liberia. As a professor at Dartmouth College, Jemison focused on technologies for sustainability for industrialized and developing nations. She founded two technology companies and the nonprofit Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence, which designs and implements STEM education experiences for students and teachers worldwide. She is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine, Fortune 500 companies’ boards and the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Recently, Jemison spearheaded Look Up to connect people to space, Earth and each other.