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

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 6:30pm
Free Online Event | Register Through Link Below

headshot of Mae Jemison
headshot of Mae Jemison
Registered attendees: Click here to tune into Dr. Jemison's lecture tonight, April 22, at 6:30 p.m. MDT.

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Mae Jemison, Physician, Engineer, Social Scientist, Educator, Entrepreneur and First Woman of Color in Space

Jemison will discuss the 100 Year Starship initiative she leads, which seeks to ensure that 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, is a worthy endeavor 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.

2021 Lecture Series Sponsors

Founding Underwriter
R. Harold Burton Foundation

Cultural Vision Fund

Gold Sponsor
Rio Tinto Kennecott

Silver Sponsors
The Clark Foundation
The DiFiore Family Foundation
The M Lazy M Foundation
The Nature Conservancy in Utah

Ruth Novak
Paula Swaner Sargetakis and Joseph Sargetakis | Frog Bench Farms

Community Partner
Liberty Heights Fresh

Institutional Support
Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks