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BC: The End

FC: By Clara Spivey | Mae Jemison

1: Honors Biology Clara Spivey January 13, 2011

2: Early Years | -Growing up, Jemison focused on every scientific aspect of life, mostly by observing the nature around her. -In kindergarten, she knew she absolutely had to pursue a scientific career. -Interested in the arts and dance in her high school years -Graduated from Morgan's Park High School in Chicago at the age of 16.

5: College | -Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Stanford University. -Challenges as an African American woman studying engineering -Doctorate of Medicine degree from Cornell University -She put her medical skills to use and helped people through the Peace Corps, serving in different countries. -After learning that Sally Ride had successfully opened the path for female astronauts, Jemison applied to NASA. At first, she was denied. She send in a second application and was eventually hired. -

6: Initially she worked on launching vehicles at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida

7: Later she was accepted into the astronaut program. On September 12, 1992, Jemison and 6 other astronauts lifted into space aboard the space shuttle Endeavor. This was the first group to go back to space since the Challenger accident. | Mission specialist

8: Being a science-minded student myself, Jemison's actions and successes have been an inspiration. They encourage me to pursue my own dreams of having a job in the biomedical engineering field. I know the education and training required will take many years, I will not give up. I will stay devoted to my dreams, just like Jemison.

9: Jemison's struggles as an African American female in a male dominated world only made her stronger and more determined to follow her dreams. She proved that by working hard and staying focused, one can accomplish just about anything. Today she is still inspiring others through the work she does in her company, The Jemison Group.

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