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Women in STEM: Shirley Ann Jackson

Shirley Ann JacksonShirley Ann Jackson (1946-), the first African American woman to earn a doctorate at MIT, is a theoretical physicist who has worked at Fermilab, CERN, and Bell Laboratories. She was a commissioner as well as the Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

She has received many awards throughout her career and is currently president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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