Dr. Mae C Jemison is an American engineer, physician and NASA astronaut who became the first woman of color in the world to go into space when she flew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992. Serving six years as a NASA astronaut, Dr. Jemison is an icon of both the women’s rights and civil rights movement, inducted into both the National Women’s Hall of Fame (1993) and the International Space Hall of Fame (2004).
This talk serves as the Sperry Lecture for fall 2017. It is sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa, The Sterling Fund, Geosciences, President’s Office, the Science Center, Lecture Committee, Physics, Astrophysics, the Davis Center, Womens, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Chemistry, and Sigma Xi.
Dr. Jemison will speak on the Main Stage of the 62 Center. Tickets to the event are free, but required. Additional information, including how to reserve your ticket, can be found here.