Finding Inspiration: Meeting the First Female African American Astronaut

Callie Pruett, a sociology major with a concentration in social inequalities aspires to be in politics and one day, President of the United States. Just recently, she was able to have a special meeting with Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to go to space. Given that Callie's senior seminar research project focuses on the NASA space program's representations of women astronauts, Callie was thrilled to meet and talk with Dr. Jemison about her career and life and even got share their love for Star Trek. Callie is also an artist and showed Dr Jemison her watercolor moon art (see below). Dr. Jemison reminded her of the important connections between science and art. Callie is well on her way to reach her goals, especially since she successfully completed a great internship with the Dallas City Council. We wish the best for Callie, Dr. Jemison, and their goals to continue to reach the stars! picture of moon signed by Mae Jemison "To Callie - Purpose!" 

Published: Apr 5, 2016 7:48pm