Dr. Mae Jemison is a chemical engineer, scientist, physician, teacher and astronaut. Her skills and expertise reflect a determined individual whose contributions to the nation and the world made a difference. Jemison was determined since grade school to explore space and went on to become the first black woman to travel in space aboard the Endeavor on September 12, 1992. Dr. Jemison has always followed her dreams, undaunted by the lack of role models in her field or roadblocks to women and minorities. She encourages all people, especially women and minorities, to pursue careers in science and any other field of their choice. Dr. Jemison encourages others to follow their dreams and "not be limited by other people's limited imaginations."
"What an awesome gift God has given you. You are one of my 'Sheroes.' Thanks for Sharing. Thanks for the lesson!"
Dr. Shirley H. Hardin Valdosta State College