TCEA Featured Presenter
Dr. Mae Jemison
Astronaut, Educator, and STEM Advocate
Our opening keynote will be the barrier-breaking Dr. Mae Jemison. In addition to being the first woman of color in the world to travel into space and an inductee to the National Women’s Hall of Fame and International Space Hall of Fame, Jemison is an advocate for the importance of STEM learning to foster the next generation of problem solvers and leaders. In 1994, Jemison founded the international science camp The Earth We Share™ (TEWS) for 12-16 years old students from around the world, a program of the non-profit Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence (DJF). From 2011 to 2014, DJF held TEWS-Space Race in collaboration with the Los Angeles Unified School District training hundreds of middles school teachers in experiential science education and over thousands of middle school students. Prepare to be inspired by this powerful keynote by a woman for whom the sky has never been the limit.