Dr. Mae Jemison – Exploring the Frontiers of Science and Human Potential

  • 04/22/2021 - 04/22/2021
  • 6:30 PM - 11:59 PM
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    Mae Jemison, Physician, Engineer, Social Scientist, Educator, Entrepreneur and first Woman of Color in SpaceJemison is our 2021 keynote speaker and the final of four speakers in this year's Lecture Series: Trailblazing Women in Science. These are free but registration is required at https://nhmu.utah.edu/lectureseriesJemison will discuss the 100 Year Starship Initiative she leads which seeks to ensure the capabilities for human interstellar travel beyond our solar system to another star exist within the next 100 years. The far-reaching initiative pushes radical leaps in knowledge, technology and systems across the range of human experiences.Jemison will connect how venturing into space, which may appear to be far removed from our daily lives, are worthy endeavors essential to improving life on Earth today.Dr. Jemison brings to the endeavor her work as doctor in developing countries, an astronaut, environmental studies professor and science education advocate to the task. At the forefront of integrating the physical and social sciences with art and culture to solve problems and foster innovation, she will discuss building a multi-faceted global community to foster the cultural, scientific, social and technical commitment, support and financial framework to accomplish the 100YSS vision. And as the first real astronaut to appear on the Star Trek TV series, the role of speculative and science fiction in shaping tomorrow.Be sure to register at https://nhmu.utah.edu/lectureseries

    Event Info

    • Presented By: Natural History Museum of Utah
    • Dates: April 22, 2021
    • Location: Online/Virtual Space
    • Address: Online/Virtual, UT 00000
    • Time: 6:30 PM to 11:59 PM
    • Categories: Discounts & Free, Humanities, Lectures, Natural History & Archaeology, Virtual, Free, Museums
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