Jacqueline L. Mims is being recognized as the 2021 Emerald Award Honoree for Services To Youth at our 11th Annual Emerald Award Program.
Jacqueline L. Mims is a former NASA Aerospace Technologist and Rocket Scientist. She is the Founder and CEO of My Global STEM Academy, a mobile technology training initiative that utilizes a holistic approach to teaching our youth. Ms. Mims believes that success begins with a positive attitude and begins each program with a course on Mindset Mastery and Self Awareness. In her approach to education, she also stresses Financial Fortitude and Entrepreneurship.
Another major emphasis in her Academy is technology. Students are taught coding, building and designing robots and drones, and the latest technology concepts. Ms. Mims is active in her community. She serves as a mentor and coach for a local Robotics team. She has functioned as a co-host of a summer camp for minorities on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill. The camp courses included financial fortitude, physical fitness, leadership, team building, designing drones and a Shark Tank competition. As a US Black Engineer honoree, she volunteers to chaperone and speak to inner city youth during conferences.
Ms. Mims left corporate America to devote time to the education of the underserved and transitional students. She is a Program/Project Manager and Adjunct Instructor at North Carolina’s largest junior college – Wake Tech. She is currently leading efforts to create a partnership between Wake Tech and an International university in Uganda. On one of her trips to Uganda, she witnessed the coronation of the world’s youngest king and had the occasion to speak with the King and the Queen Mother about her STEM Academy.