Monday, May 10, 2010
Why you should listen to her:
Mae Jemison is a poster child for an education that combines arts and sciences. As she says, "I always knew I'd go to space." Trained as an engineer, Jemison is a medical doctor, and she practiced in LA before becoming the Peace Corps' Medical Officer for Sierra Leone and Liberia. While running that effort, she researched Hepatitis B, schistosomaisis and rabies with the CDC and NIH.
Back in the US, she'd returned to her California practice when selected in 1987 for NASA's astronaut program. She was the science mission specialist on STS-47 Spacelab-J (September 12-20, 1992), a cooperative mission between the United States and Japan. From NASA's factsheet: "The eight-day mission was accomplished in 127 orbits of the Earth, and included 44 Japanese and U.S. life science and materials processing experiments. Dr. Jemison was a co-investigator on the bone cell research experiment flown on the mission. The Endeavour and her crew launched from and returned to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. In completing her first space flight, Dr. Jemison logged 190 hours, 30 minutes, 23 seconds in space."
In 1994, Jemison founded the Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence, which runs an internationally-known science camp called The Earth We Share. She also founded BioSentient Corp. to explore bringing NASA biofeedback technology to public market. Jemison is also the first real astronaut to appear on Star Trek
taken from www.ted.com]
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Well, at least for the time being! I have SO much crap to do!
It's internship time and lately I've been buckling down trying to get things squared away. I've been neglecting my friends and fam. :( Trust me, I'm not the person to place work over family. I'd much rather be homeless than friendless. Either way, I have to keep thinking forward. My entire reasoning behind school AT ALL, is my future children. This is all for them. My degree is useless if not used to obtain a job that would help me feed and nurture my future children. If I found out that I was not able to bare children, I'd probably drop out right now and find a job where I can work with young artists. But as of now, I got food to put on future tables....So its off to work I go!
I've been working nonstop (sort of) for the last 2.5 weeks on finalizing my portfolio. I showed it to my department chair yesterday and I am apparently WAY behind. In addition to needing to update my portfolio, I also need to complete my new website. I've been working on it for the last week. I've completed all the links, but I'm having buttloads of difficulty in the coding for the portfolio picture viewer. I am very rusty in my html skills. Luckily I'm at school and I can get help with that.
In addition to all that crap, I still have lots of work to do for my portfolio day review, which I need to be ready for in 14 days!!!!
The biggest problem I'm facing now is money. I'm broke! Well, payday is tomorrow...however, I have a $100 commitment fee to pay CCS and I also need to buy ink,print business card, make personalized portfolio cds, and print several process books.
Today I got a call for a modeling gig for sole sisters this weekend. The job pays 15 dollars an hour for 5 hours of work, and It's a relatively easy job. The only downfall is that I miss out on 5 hours of working time (and possibly more for prep time for the modeling.)
Ah....the life of a CCS college student.....A busy one indeed...
I'm just going to keep my best foot forward and know that I have a bright future ahead!
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
how come i saw you at ccs one day in the hall and didnt speak cuz i was like oh, its the cool art girl from facebook i friended that i dont knoe and never met. so still now never met. cuz i thought it'd be creepy for you. but this is prolly worse, but hopefully u think awkward is as funny as i do. do you?
i'm a nice lady, my middle name is awkward, and you should just say hi! I'm oblivious to a lot of things, and I have 1,351 friends of FB, so next time u see me, just stop me and say hello. I promise I'll say hi back ^_^