Monday, February 17, 2014

Astronaut Mae Jemison on 'Women in STEM'

At the MAKERS Conference on women leadership last week, Google vice president Megan Smith, astronauts Cady Coleman and Mae Jemison and Harvey Mudd president Maria Klawe took the stage to discuss the importance of increasing the number of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Jemison, who is the first African American woman to go to space, emphasized that, as women become a greater part of STEM education and industries, it’s important for women to be in the roomhelping to make the choices.” She talked about her involvement with the 100 Year Starship project, which aims to send humans on an interstellar journey in the next 100 years, and how an endeavor of that magnitude must be a team effort.

Read the rest of the article on The Next Web.
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