Friday, July 20, 2012

President Shirley Ann Jackson Selected as an International Fellow of the British Royal Academy of Engineering

One of only four International Fellows in the 2012 Class

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson has been selected as an International Fellow of the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering.

Announcing the 2012 Class of Fellows today, Sir John Parker, GBE FREng, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, said, “We welcome our new Fellows – the collective expertise and vision of the best engineers is what drives our ambitious agenda and makes so many good things possible.”

According to the Royal Academy, Dr. Jackson was chosen for her “research and leadership experience in industry, education, and government as well as her expertise in high-energy physics.” She is one of only four International Fellows in the 2012 Class.

“Selection as an International Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering is only for those at the pinnacle of engineering achievement,” said retired U.S. Court of Appeals Senior Circuit Judge Arthur J. Gajarsa ’62, chairman of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Board of Trustees. “President Jackson has left her mark in engineering and related fields throughout her career, whether at Bell Labs, in the nuclear energy arena, or more recently focusing locally, nationally, and globally to harness scientific discovery and technological innovation to spark the economy and to meet the grand challenges and opportunities of our time. The Rensselaer community benefits from and is extremely proud of President Jackson’s achievements.”

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