Mae Jemison's teaching arts and sciences speech discusses the essential co-existence of both arts and sciences, stating that the two subjects must be redefined and must be taught together in creating a more progressive future in the next generation.
In Jemison's speech, she states the need and the importance in revitalizing arts and sciences. She says that everything researchers or creatives do today will have a bearing in the near future, 10 to 15 years from now. All the abstract thoughts, ideas and discoveries that are being made today will be the foundation for the knowledge on which the next generation will be basing their studies.
Jemison warns us of the dangers of lagging behind and the failing to act in the future if we continue to go down the line of thought that the fields of arts and sciences are dichotomous.