Shirley Ann Jackson
Physicist and President of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Shirley Ann Jackson is President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She served as Chairman of the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission under the Clinton Administration and presently sits on President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
She received the 2007 Vannevar Bush Award from the National Science Board for her lifetime of contributions to scientific research, education and public policy.