Women In STEAM Fields

Mae C. Jemison


Engineer, Physician and NASA Astronaut who in June 1987 became the first African-American woman to be admitted into NASA’s astronaut training program. In September 1992, she flew into space with six other astronauts aboard the Endeavour, becoming the first African-American woman in space. During her eight days in space, she conducted experiments on weightlessness and motion sickness on the crew and herself. After leaving NASA, she founded two technology companies and the non-profit Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence which designs and implements STEM education experiences. More…