STEM pioneer, physicist Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson retires after 50 years

After a remarkable career spanning nearly 50 years, STEM pioneer, physicist and president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, retired. In 1973, Jackson graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a doctorate in theoretical elementary particle physics, making her the first black woman to earn a doctorate in any field from the …

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