RPI's Shirley Ann Jackson to deliver keynote at ABR Tech Awards

Friday, January 27, 2017

Source: Albany Business Review

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson will be the keynote speaker at Albany Business Review’s Tech Awards on Feb. 17. Jackson will be given the Career Achievement in Technology Award at the event.

Jackson’s distinguished career includes receiving the National Medal of Science – the nation's highest honor for achievement in science and engineering. She has presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, has 53 honorary doctoral degrees and was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1998.

Jackson, who became president of Rensselaer in 1999, is a theoretical physicist and was the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Prior to joining Rensselaer, Jackson chaired the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission under President Bill Clinton.

The Tech Awards luncheon celebrates the contributions of businesses and individuals to the technology sector of the Capital Region. Previously announced winners are listed below. To register for the event, click here.

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