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General Session: STEM - The Importance of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (Sponsored by Fortinet)

Time 04/24/17 01:15PM-02:30PM

Room Grand Ballroom Central/North

Sponsored by Fortinet

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Session Abstract

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Dr. Jemison will present "STEM: The Importance of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math" in developing the next generation of problem solvers and entrepreneurs, an important topic for colleges and universities, as well as municipal regions working in partnership with businesses to attract and develop STEM talent. Dr. Jemison is a physician, professor, NASA astronaut and the first woman of color to go into space. She was NASA’s first Science Mission Specialist performing experiments in material science, life science and human adaptation to weightlessness.

Speakers

Keynote Speaker Mae Jemison

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Dr. Mae C. Jemison is currently leading 100 Year Starship (100YSS) an initiative seed funded by DOD’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) to assure the capability for human interstellar space travel to another star is possible within the next 100 years. She also is founder of the technology consulting firm, The Jemison Group, Inc. that integrates the critical impact of socio-cultural issues when designing and implementing technologies, such as their projects on using satellite technology for health care delivery in West Africa and solar dish Stirling engines for electricity generation in developing countries.

Dr. Jemison, the first woman of color in the world to go into space, served six years as a NASA astronaut. She flew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, STS-47 Spacelab J(apan) mission in September 1992 and was NASA’s first Science Mission Specialist performing experiments in material science, life science and human adaptation to weightlessness.