First African American woman in space to speak at at Clarkson Feb. 17
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 2:39 pm

POTSDAM -- Dr. Mae C. Jemison, the first African American woman to travel in space, will speak at Clarkson University to present "From Here to There and Back Again," on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. in Cheel Arena.

Tickets can be purchased through Feb. 14 at http://clarksonathletics.com (click on Tickets/Events, then on Hockey Tickets on-line, and scroll down to "Dr. Mae Jemison") $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Tickets can also be purchased at the Cheel Box Office from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily until Feb. 14. If any seats remain, tickets will also be sold at the event.

Jemison is a chemical engineer, scientist, physician, teacher and astronaut and has a wide range of experience in technology, engineering, and medical research.

She successfully completed her astronaut-training program in August 1988 and became the fifth black astronaut and the first black female astronaut in NASA history.

Jemison's presentation is sponsored by SPECTRUM, a student-based organization at Clarkson.

For additional information, contact spectrum@clarkson.edu.