Shirley Ann Jackson – physicist, president @RPI, a first @MIT Ph.D. – African American History Month 2015 #BlackHistoryMonth

American physicist, and the eighteenth president of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She received her Ph.D. in nuclear physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1973, becoming the first African-American woman to earn a doctorate at MIT. Jackson elected to stay at MIT for her doctoral work, in part to...