Mademoiselle Scientist/Spotlight on Science: Dr. Monica Cox

In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (March 8) I want to do a double feature to spotlight Dr. Monica Cox as this month’s Mademoiselle Scientist and Spotlight on Science. If you want to check out my last double feature check out my feature about MySciCareer and Dr. Amy Freeman to learn more about women that are doing great things in science!

A couple of weeks ago I was on Twitter and I came across Dr. Monica F. Cox after participating in a #BLACKandSTEM Twitter chat. I like to keep my Mademoiselle Scientists network growing because it helps me build a strong support system. In an earlier post I talked about the importance of professional mentors and how I didn’t have many women STEM mentors growing up. (more…)

Professional Role Models in STEM

One of the reasons I started Mademoiselle Scientist is to support the next generation of scientists. Before I started Mademoiselle Scientist The Thesis Whisperer was the first educational blog I came across. Dr. Inger Mewburn inspired me to start blogging. After that I found more women in STEM bloggers who have inspired me: Science Mentor#BLACKandSTEM, and Ellekement to name a few. As I move forward with Mademoiselle Scientist I want to this space to be resource, inspiring and a supportive community.   (more…)

Mademoiselle Scientist Spotlight: Happy Birthday Dr. Mae Jemison!

Happy Birthday Dr. Mae Jemison!

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Photo Credit: NASA

Happy Birthday Dr. Jemison – truly inspirational and phenomenal scientist!

Dr. Mae Jemison is an astronaut, chemical engineer, physician, entrepreneur, academic and someone who I always admired growing up. Dr. Jemison was born on October 17, 1956 in Decatur, Alabama. After graduating at the age of 16 from Morgan Park High School in 1973 she earned a B.S. chemical engineering and a B.A. in African-American studies from Stanford University. After graduating she entered Cornell University Medical College. In 1981 she graduated and began working as a general practitioner and served in the Peace Corps. Later she decided to switch careers to become an astronaut.

On June 4, 1987, she became the 1st African-American woman to be admitted into the astronaut training program. Five years later on September 12, 1992, she flew into space with six other astronauts aboard the Endeavour on mission STS47. In March of 1993 she left NASA, accepted a teaching fellowship at Dartmouth College and founded the Jemison Group.

Here are just a few of the many accomplishments of Dr. Jemison. If you want to learn more about Dr. Jemison check out the links below.  (more…)