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Absolutely wonderful! Dr. Jemison gave a terrific speech. The Dean and the Associate Deans were all very pleased and the students and audience truly enjoyed her. We were absolutely delighted to have Dr. Jemison at our commencement ceremony and could not have been more pleased with her talk."

- DePaul University

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Mae Jemison

  • First African American Woman in Space
  • Currently Leading 100 Year Starship (An initiative to assure the capability for human interstellar space travel to another star is possible within the next 100 years)
  • Founder and President of Two Medical Technology Companies

Dr. Mae C. 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 made history!

She was also NASA’s first Science Mission Specialist performing experiments in material science, life science and human adaptation to weightlessness.

Dr. Jemison is a highly sought after speaker on issues of health care, social responsibility, technology and motivation and has provided commentary for the BBC, McNeil Lehrer Report, ABC Nightline, NPR and CNN.

Mae Jemison Speech Topics

The First Black Female Astronaut On Fear, Audacity, And The Importance of Inclusion

Dr. Jemison inspires and encourages audiences as she shares the achievements and obstacles presented in her own life, always bringing sense of humor to each story she tells.

Exploring the Frontiers of Science and Human Potential

Dedicating her life’s work to scientific, technological, and medical advancements, Dr. Jemison explores the frontiers of science and the human potential.

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Innovating Medical Technology

Jemison is currently leading 100 Year Starship (100YSS) an initiative seed funded by DOD’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) to assure the capability for human interstellar space travel to another star is possible within the next 100 years. She also is founder of the technology consulting firm, The Jemison Group, Inc. that integrates the critical impact of socio-cultural issues when designing and implementing technologies, such as their projects on using satellite technology for health care delivery in West Africa and solar dish Stirling engines for electricity generation in developing countries.

Find out more at: www.drmae.com

An Aptitude for the Sciences

Mae C. Jemison blasted into orbit aboard the space shuttle Endeavour September 12, 1992. A chemical engineer, medical doctor, astronaut, professor, area Peace Corps medical officer in West Africa, lecturer and entrepreneur, Dr. Jemison’s prolific accomplishments have advanced our understanding of space and the earth’s resources. Dr. Jemison is dedicated to promoting widespread science literacy and the design and development of sustainable technologies for the benefit of all residents of this planet.

A strong, committed global voice for science literacy, in 1994 Jemison founded the international science camp The Earth We Share™ (TEWS) for students 12-16 years old from around the world, and founded and chairs the Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence, a 501(c)3. TEWS-Space Race launched summer 2011 to improve science achievement in Los Angeles area students underserved and underrepresented in the sciences. Over four years its goal is to directly impact up to 10,000 middle school students and train 600 teachers. Dr. Jemison serves as national advocate for Bayer Corporation’s award winning Making Science Make Sense program.

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