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September 21
Dr. Mae Carol Jemison, the first woman of color to go into space, is at the forefront of integrating physical and social sciences with art and culture to solve problems and foster innovation.

An Evening with Dr. Mae Carol Jemison

September 21, 2019

7:00 p.m.

Ursprung Gymnasium, Lou Higgins Center

Photo of Dr. Mae Carol JemisonFree and open to the public.

Entrance tickets required.

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Dr. Mae Carol Jemison, the first woman of color in the world to go into space, served six years as a NASA astronaut. An engineer, entrepreneur, physician and educator, Jemison is at the forefront of integrating the physical and social sciences with art and culture to solve problems and foster innovation.

Jemison founded two technology companies and the non-profit Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence which designs and implements STEM education experiences. In 2017, she spearheaded Look UpTM to connect people to space, Earth and each other. She was also the first astronaut to appear on Star Trek.

Today, Jemison leads 100 Year Starship®, a bold, far-reaching nonprofit initiative to assure the capabilities exist for human travel beyond our solar system to another star within the next 100 years. She has been quoted as saying, "Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations."

Funded by The Burton D. Morgan Foundation and Women for BW.

About Voices of Inspiration

Trailblazers and innovators, pioneers and out-of-the-box thinkers. These are the people who challenge and inspire us to break through artificial boundaries and think bigger. Baldwin Wallace University welcomes these Voices of Inspiration to campus in 2019-20.

With the support of generous donors and underwriters, BW's Voices series brings top speakers and performers to campus to challenge and inspire students. This semester we welcome Dr. Mae Carol Jemison, Danica Patrick, Robert Olen Butler and Dr. Mahzarin Banaji.