Foundation Series

An Evening with Dr. Mae Jemison 

Monday, March 9 at 7 pm.  BGCS Performing Arts Center.  Free* and Open to All.

Peace Corps Volunteer.  Dancer.  Physician.  Art Collector.  Engineer.  Astronaut.

Dr. Mae Jemison became the first African-American woman admitted into the NASA astronaut training program in 1987. Following more than a year of training, Dr. Jemison became the first African-American woman astronaut and on September 12, 1992, she became the first African-American woman in space, spending 8 days onboard the space shuttle Endeavor.

Since leaving the astronaut corps in 1993, Dr. Jemison has continued her work as a scientist, educator, and innovator. Her many accomplishments and honors include:

  • Founder and President of the Jemison Group and BioSentient Corp, two medical technology companies.
  • Leader of the 100 Year Starship initiative to assure human interstellar space travel to another star within the next century.
  • Induction into the  National Women’s Hall of Fame & International Space Hall of Fame.

*Free, with tickets. Online ticketing available January 6, 2020.

The Foundation Series and Dr. Jemison's appearance are supported by gifts to the Wood County District Public Library Foundation.