An Evening with Dr. Mae Jemison
Monday, March 9 at 7 pm. BGCS Performing Arts Center. Free* and Open to All.
Peace Corps Volunteer. Dancer. Physician. Art Collector. Engineer. Astronaut.
Dr. Mae Jemison became the first African-American woman admitted into the NASA astronaut training program in 1987. Following more than a year of training, Dr. Jemison became the first African-American woman astronaut and on September 12, 1992, she became the first African-American woman in space, spending 8 days onboard the space shuttle Endeavor.
Since leaving the astronaut corps in 1993, Dr. Jemison has continued her work as a scientist, educator, and innovator. Her many accomplishments and honors include:
- Founder and President of the Jemison Group and BioSentient Corp, two medical technology companies.
- Leader of the 100 Year Starship initiative to assure human interstellar space travel to another star within the next century.
- Induction into the National Women’s Hall of Fame & International Space Hall of Fame.
*Free, with tickets. Online ticketing available January 6, 2020.
The Foundation Series and Dr. Jemison's appearance are supported by gifts to the Wood County District Public Library Foundation.