Hello Everyone:

Enjoy watching the video below some of the science projects that Girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) demonstrated  their inventions at the White House in February 2012. President Obama is just as fascinated by the inventions  as these gifted young women scientists are.  .
When I was watching the video; I thought of two ground breaking women scientists, physicist and chemist Madame Marie Curie and physician and NASA astronaut Dr. Mae Carol Jemison.  
Their fascinating biographies are follow below their pictures.
In reading some of the obstacles  to pursue their respective passions gives us pause and reasons to “Keep at It!”.

Madame Marie Curie was a Polish physicist and chemist famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity.  She was the first person honored with two Nobel Prizes—in physics and chemistry.  She was the first female professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be on entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris.
She was ahead of her time, emancipated, independent.  Albert Einstein is reported to have remarked that she was probably the only person who was not corrupted by the fame that she had won.

Dr. Mae Carol Jemison an American physician and NASA astronaut.   She became the first black woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992. After her medical education and a brief general practice, Jemison served in the Peace Corps from 1985 to 1987.
She resigned from NASA in 1993 to form a company researching the application of technology to daily life. She appeared in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation (with the distinction of being the only astronaut to ever be on Star Trek).  She is also a dancer, and holds 9 honorary doctorates in science, engineering, letters, and the humanities.


“Passion is the genesis of genius.” ~Tony Robbins

Camille Mitchell
NCM Enterprises

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