A Career In Shirley Jackson's Life

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It is my hope to become a great engineer one day. Because of my career choice to become an Engineer, I felt Shirley Jackson has been, and is continues to be an inspiration to me. We often dwell on the past with famous people, but I chose to be inspired by one that is alive and kicking. I am inspired by a female African-American engineer and scientist by the name of Shirley Jackson. Therefore, it was essential for me to examine her early life and schooling, career, honors and distinctions, and personal life. Her father spurred on her interest in science by helping her with projects for her science classes. At Roosevelt High School, Jackson attended accelerated programs in both math and science, and graduated in 1964 as valedictorian.
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