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Dr. Mae C. Jemison, The First Woman Of Color To Go Into Space, On How To Inspire The Next Generation Of Scientists



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ANCHOR LEAD: For two decades one big name brand has worked hard to help children develop skills in the STEM field. Now, they have some support from one woman with out-of-this world knowledge on why hands-on experience is so crucial in developing science skills. (:60) SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I'm Brian Osuch. Dr. Mae C. Jemison is the first woman of color to go into space. CUT: (Dr. Jemison) When I went up into space, the first thing I saw was Chicago. And it reminded me of that little girl who loved space. And in order to be there, I had to have help and support. SCRIPT: Since then, she's dedicated her career to inspiring the next generation of innovators. Dr. Jemison has teamed up with Bayer's Making Science Make Sense initiative to celebrate its 20th Anniversary… CUT: (Dr. Jemison) Bayer has committed to providing over a million hands-on science experiments by 2020. Children will have an opportunity to do something hands-on with science either through museums, going to zoos, volunteers coming into the classroom to help to support their teachers. SCRIPT: And it all kicks off with the launch of the national "Thank You" campaign… CUT: (Dr. Jemison) It's done through hashtag #sayTKU, and every time someone posts say TKU to someone who is important to them in science, Bayer is going to contribute a science experience. SCRIPT: For more, go to SayTKU.com. That's Newsbreak from Bayer.
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