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President Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.

One Hundred Years in the Making: A Space That Pays Homage to African-American History and Culture

Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson is one of several notable guests who will speak during the Sept. 24 dedication ceremony the museum. 

Incoming Faculty Bring New Areas of Research to Rensselaer

From strategic marketing decisions, to material fabrication, to bio-imaging for musculoskeletal research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is welcoming new experts in research as 13 professors join the faculty in the 2016-17 academic year.

Natural History Museums in the 21st Century

Dr. Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History to speak on “Natural  History Museums in the 21st Century,” Sept. 1. 

Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson Recognized by Savoy Magazine

Savoy Magazine has named Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson among the “Power 300: 2016 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors” in its summer issue. 

Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson to Co-Chair Annual Meeting of the New Champions

Rensselaer today announced that university president Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson will co-chair the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, China, June 26-28, 2016.

President Obama Announces Winner of New Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute and New Manufacturing Hub Competitions

President Obama announced a $70M million federal award to the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, an industry-led national non-profit, to create a nationwide Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute. Rensselaer will lead the Northeast.

President Shirley Ann Jackson Receives National Medal of Science

The Honorable Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., President of Rensselaer, has been presented with the 2014 National Medal of Science, the highest honor for scientific achievement bestowed by the United States government. 

Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, to Serve as 2016 Rensselaer Commencement Speaker

Rensselaer President Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson announced that Ertharin Cousin, Exec.Dir. of the UN World Food Programme, will address graduates on May 28, 2016. 

Rensselaer Board of Trustees Welcomes Three New Members

Today Rensselaer announced the addition of three new members to the Rensselaer Board of Trustees: Frank M. Fischer ’64, Daniel T. Pickett III ’90, and Siva Sivaram, Ph.D. ’86. “The Board is proud to welcome our new colleagues,” said the Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa ’62, chairman.

President Shirley Ann Jackson Named Recipient of National Medal of Science

President Barack Obama has selected The Honorable Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., to receive the National Medal of Science, the highest honor for scientific achievement bestowed by the U.S. government.