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2014-04-08 08:31:58

Houston Astronaut and Nationally Renowned Innovation and Science Education Expert Dr. Mae C. Jemison Applauds STEM Education-to-Workforce Pipeline as First-of-its-Kind BAYTOWN, Texas, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As demand grows in Greater Houston for more skilled and diverse STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) workers, Bayer Corporation is meeting the challenge by investing more than $400,000 to strengthen STEM education and create a continuous STEM...

Will We Ever Make It To Outer Space?
2012-06-25 05:34:07

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com There was a lot of talk this weekend in Santa Clara, California about not only the possibility of taking trips to outer space, but how we might get there as well. Looking outward, astrobiologists, astronauts,  space experts and a number of enthusiasts gathered together at this year´s SETIcon II to discuss all things cosmic. Two of the aforementioned experts at SETIcon were Bill Nye (the Science Guy) and Dr. Mae Jemison (the first woman of color...

2012-05-23 06:22:04

U.S. Astronaut Leads High School Students in Interactive Sustainability Workshop WASHINGTON, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the sixth consecutive year, Bayer has teamed up with the United Nations Environment Programme's Regional Office for North America (UNEP RONA) to celebrate World Environment Day (WED) by sponsoring a series of youth-oriented environmental education programs in Washington, the 2012 WED host city in North America. More than 60 students from Woodrow...

2012-02-16 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily Black History Month feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17: MAE JEMISON Profile America for the 17th day of Black History Month. Mae Jemison has several distinctions. She is the first African-American woman to travel into space and the only astronaut to appear on the television show "Star Trek." She was on an eight-day mission aboard...

Former Astronaut Wins Contract For Interstellar Travel Research
2012-01-06 12:30:23

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has chosen a former NASA astronaut to lead a foundation designed to advance space travel, reports Sharon Weinberger of BBC News. Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to go into space, was chosen to lead the project known as the 100-Year Starship. The 100-Year Starship project's goal is to create a foundation that can last 100 years in order to help foster the research needed for interstellar travel. Jemison's team won...

2011-01-25 14:25:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines C. R. Smith Museum hosts a "Celebration of 100 Years of Black Aviation" with special presentations by Donald E. "Don" Elder, an original member of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, and C. B. Rice, a historian and author. The Jan. 29 event is an aviation themed kick-off for Black History Month in February. There are many firsts for Black aviators: Some were among the earliest fliers, taking to the skies in the wake of the...

2010-03-22 17:50:17

PITTSBURGH -- Significant numbers of today's women and underrepresented minority chemists and chemical engineers (40 percent) say they were discouraged from pursuing a STEM career (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) at some point in their lives, according to a new Bayer Corporation survey. U.S. colleges are cited by them as the leading place in the American education system where discouragement happens (60 percent) and college professors as the individuals most likely...

2010-02-12 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily Black History Month feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13: MAE JEMISON Profile America for the 13th day of Black History Month. Mae Jemison has several distinctions. She is the first African-American woman to travel into space, and the only astronaut to have appeared on "Star Trek." She was on an eight-day mission aboard the...

2009-04-24 11:11:00

First woman of color in space spoke at Minneapolis Foundation's "Minnesota Meeting" MINNEAPOLIS, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Former NASA astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison said Minnesota needs to develop a "science literate society" to ensure its economic competitiveness in the future at The Minneapolis Foundation's Minnesota Meeting on Wednesday, April 22. She said all students have "a world filled with ideas and possibilities before them" if they receive a balanced education that includes rigor...

2008-09-12 21:00:10

To: SCIENCE EDITORS Contact: Marivi Prado, Chief Marketing Officer, St. Thomas University, +1-305-205-2656 cell, +1-305-474-6880, mprado@stu.edu MIAMI, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was issued by St. Thomas University: WHAT:Dedication of the Carnival Cruise Lines Science and Technology Building, a research-class facility and home of St. Thomas University's School of Science, Technology, and Engineering Management. The ceremony will have as keynote speaker Dr. Mae...


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Mae Jemison
2012-10-22 10:57:36

Mae Jemison is an American physician, NASA astronaut, and was the first black woman to travel to space. She was born Mae Carol Jemison on October 17, 1956 in Decatur, Alabama. Her family moved to Chicago, Illinois when she was younger, and she assumed that spaceflight would become a common travel for civilians by the time she was an adult. She was inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. and Nichelle Nichols. She graduated from Morgan Park High School in 1973 at age sixteen. She immediately entered...

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