The HistoryMakers video oral history with Shirley Ann Jackson.

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (14 video files (7 hr., 3 min., 5 sec.)) : sound, color.
Subject:Jackson, Shirley Ann, -- 1946- -- Interviews.
Jackson, Shirley Ann, -- 1946-
African Americans -- Interviews.
African Americans.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Oral histories.
Oral histories.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Format: E-Resource Video Streaming Video
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Varying Form of Title:History Makers video oral history with Shirley Ann Jackson
Shirley Ann Jackson
Other authors / contributors:Jackson, Shirley Ann, 1946- interviewee.
Richardson, Julieanna L., interviewer.
Burghelea, Neculai, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
Sound characteristics:digital
Digital file characteristics:video file
Notes:Videographer, Neculai Burghelea.
Julieanna L.. Richardson, interviewer.
Recorded Troy, New York 2006 September 22.
Recorded Rensselaer, New York 2006 November 4.
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Summary:Physicist and university president Shirley Ann Jackson was born on August 5, 1946 in Washington, DC. Attending Roosevelt High School, she took accelerated math and science classes graduating as valedictorian in 1964. In 1973, Jackson graduated from MIT with her Ph.D. degree in theoretical elementary particle physics as the first African American woman to receive a Ph.D. in MIT's history. Jackson became a research associate in theoretical physics at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Jackson was appointed professor of physics at Rutgers University. In 1980, she became president of the National Society of Black Physicists. In 1985, Jackson was a member of the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology. In 1995, she was appointed by President Bill Clinton to chair the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. In 1997, Jackson led the formation of the International Nuclear Regulators Association. In 1998, she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. She also served as president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.