An Evening With Shirley Ann Jackson at MIT
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Building E14: Media Lab, Silverman Skyline Room, E14-648
MIT School of Science, School of Engineering, and the National Science and Technology Medals Foundation (NSTMF) host An Evening With Shirley Ann Jackson. Dr. Jackson is the President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate degree from MIT, and a 2014 National Medal of Science Laureate.
Dr. Paula Hammond, the David H. Koch Chair Professor of Engineering and the head of MIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering, will interview Dr. Jackson. The conversation will cover Dr. Jackson’s time as a student at MIT, her current role as President of RPI, her experiences as a woman of color in STEM, and everything in between. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions of Dr. Jackson following the interview. The program will conclude with a short reception for all.
This event will be accessible by live webcast on Facebook and on this event page! Please visit this Facebook group for more information.