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An Evening with Dr. Mae C. Jemison, First African American Woman in Space

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Principia College, Cox Auditorium
Tuesday, March 28, 8 p.m.

Principia College is delighted to welcome Dr. Mae Jemison to campus to speak. Her talk will center on her trailblazing journeys—in space and here on planet Earth.

There is no cost to attend, and this event will not be livestreamed or recorded.

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Principia College is located in Elsah, Illinois, 12 miles north of Alton, Illinois.
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About Dr. Mae C. Jemison

A larger-than-life force of inspiration, Dr. Mae Jemison broke more than the sound barrier in 1992 when she climbed aboard the space shuttle Endeavour and became the first woman of color to travel into space. In 1993, Dr. Jemison founded the Jemison Group, a technology consulting firm that integrates critical socio-cultural issues when designing and implementing technologies. She also leads 100 Year Starship, a bold, far-reaching nonprofit initiative to assure the capabilities exist for human travel beyond our solar system within the next 100 years.

A strong, committed global voice for science literacy and inclusion in STEM fields, Dr. Jemison founded the Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence and its signature program, The Earth We Share, an international science camp for students 12–16 years.

Dr. Jemison has received numerous honors and awards, including being inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame and the International Space Hall of Fame. She is a mini LEGO figure in the Women of NASA LEGO set and was the first real astronaut to ever appear in an episode of Star Trek.