Pushing the Extraordinary - Mae Jemison

DR. MAE JEMISON, the first woman of color in the world to go into space, served six years as a NASA astronaut. Aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, STS-47 SpacelabJ mission in September 1992, she performed experiments in material science, life sciences and human adaptation to weightlessness. Following her time at NASA, Dr. Jemison started The Jemison Group Inc. (G) a technology consulting firm integrating critical socio-cultural issues into the design of engineering and science projects, such as satellite technology for health care delivery and solar dish Stirling engine electricity in developing countries. JG researches and develops standalone science and technology companies. An Environmental Studies professor at Dartmouth College, she worked on sustainable development and technology design particularly for the developing world. Jemison foundation programs include The Earth We ShareTM (TEWS) for 12-16 years old students from around the world and Reality Leads Fantasy-Celebrating Women of Color in Flight that highlighted women in aviation and space from around the world. EXPO Inspire is a handson public STEM fair. LOOK UP announced in September 2017 an international movement to galvanize people worldwide, on a single day, to acknowledge that we are Earthlings. Dr. Jemison is Bayer Corporation USA's national science literacy ambassador and is one of the series hosts for National Geographic's "One Strange Rock and space operations advisor for the its global miniseries MARS Dr. Jemison is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine and is on the boards of directors of several organizations and companies. Jemison is an inductee of the National Women's Hall of Fame, the National Medical Association Hall of Fame and Texas Science Hall of Fame, International Space Hall of Fame as well as a recipient of the National Organization for Women's Intrepid Award, the Kilby Science Award and National Association of Corporate Directors' Directorship 100 most influential people in the boardroom in 2014.