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Astronaut, engineer, entrepreneur, physician and educator, Dr. Mae Jemison is at the forefront of integrating the physical and social sciences with art and culture to solve problems and foster innovation. 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 aboard a joint space shuttle mission with the Japanese space agency. 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 designs for sustainability for both industrialized and developing nations. She founded two technology companies and the non-profit Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence which designs and implements STEM education experiences impacting thousands of students and hundreds of teachers worldwide. She is member U.S. National Academy of Medicine, Fortune 500 companies’ boards, and the National Women’s Hall of Fame. In September 2017 Jemison spearheaded Look Upä to connect people to space, Earth and each other.
This program is part of ongoing 2020 Women's Vote Centennial Initiative conversations at the Pratt Library.
The Ivy Bookshop will have copies of the book for sale at a book signing following the program.
The Brown Lecture Series is supported by the Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown Foundation.
Re-opening activities are made possible in part by a generous gift from Sandra R. Berman.
Wednesday, February 19 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Central Library, Central Hall
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201