Tour Description: The first African-American woman in space, Mae Jemison is a former NASA astronaut, doctor, engineer, academic and entrepreneur. The founder of The Jemison Group, a technology and consulting firm, Jemison is also the principal of the 100 Year Starship, a joint U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and NASA grant project. The goal of the 100 Year Starship is to create a business plan that can last 100 years in order to help foster the research needed for interstellar travel.
A strong, committed voice for science literacy, in 1994 Jemison founded the international science camp The Earth We Share for students 12-16 years old, a program of the non-profit Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine, an inductee of National Women’s Hall of Fame and the National Medical Association Hall of Fame, and winner of the Kilby Science Award.
She serves on numerous boards, is Chair of the Texas state Product Development and Small Business Incubator Board, Chair of the Greater Houston Partnership Disaster Planning and Recovery Task Force, and a member of the Morehouse College Board of Trustees.
Where: Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater
1 Ames Avenue
Chautauqua, New York 14722
(Gate pass required – purchase at main gate Welcome Center)
Who Can Attend: WNY STEM Hub Members, Guests, Students, and Community
When: July 1, 2015 (Wednesday) 10:45am
Get tickets at www.chqtickets.com.