Oct 26

Convocation: Mae Jemison

Fri, October 26, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1h) • Skinner Chapel

Mae Jemison broke more than the sound barrier in 1992 when she climbed aboard the space shuttle Endeavour and became the first woman of color to travel into space.  She was also NASA’s first Science Mission Specialist performing experiments in material science, life science and human adaptation to weightlessness.  She went on to start The Jemison Group, a technology consulting firm integrating critical socio-cultural issues into the design of engineering and science projects, such as satellite technology for health care delivery and solar dish Stirling engine electricity in developing countries.  She is currently leading “100 Year Starship” to assure human interstellar space travel to another star within the next century.  Inductee into the National Women's Hall of Fame and International Space Hall of Fame, Jemison is a tireless advocate for issues of health care, social responsibility, technology, and science education.  Jemison discusses the importance of science education, and the increased participation of women and minorities in science and technology, in her presentation titled “Exploring the Frontiers of Science and Human Potential.” 

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Event Summary

Convocation: Mae Jemison
  • When
    • Friday, October 26, 2018
    • 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1h)
  • Where
    • Skinner Chapel
  • Event Contact
    • kraadt

  • Intended For: General Public, Students, Faculty, Staff, Prospective Students, Families

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