Mae Jemison

For Induction in the History Hall of Fame!

Who is Mae Jemison?

Mae Jemison was the first African American woman to fly in space. She broke barriers by being a woman of color and taking part in NASA's program in the late 80's.
Mae Jemison: I Wanted To Go Into Space

Mae Carol Jemison

Mae C. Jemison was born in Alabama to Charlie and Dorothy Jemison, on October 17, 1956. She grew up in Chicago most of her life, and that is where home is for her. She loved science and space at an early age and always told herself one day that she would go to space. That dream became in her reach when she graduated from Stanford with Afro-American studies and chemical engineering degrees, in the late 1970's. Also, in the early 1980's Jemison earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from Cornell. September 12,1992 was the date Mae Jemison completed a milestone by being the first African American woman to enter space, through the NASA program.

How She Has Made A Difference Worldwide

Organizations founded by Mae C. Jemison

The Jemison Inc.

This Incorporation started by Mae Jemison has focused on projects such as getting solar electricity to help those in developing countries and has tried to develop satellite communication for health care purposes in West Africa.

Jemison Institute for Advancing Technology in Developing Countries

Mae Jemison has promoted National funding for scientific research in the years to come in collaboration with the National Science Foundation. The Institute is starting S.E.E.ing the future which stands for Science, Engineering, and Education.

The Earth We Share

In collaboration with the Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence, TEWS wants to promote a fun and interactive way to learn about science in and outside the classroom.

National Women's Hall of Fame!

In 1993 Mae Carol Jemison was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame for her achievements in science.

Mae Jemison-Age 59 in 2016

She is the professor of Environmental studies at Dartmouth College, an Ivy League school in New Hampshire.
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