Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson: A Brief Biography

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Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson is a theoretical physicist and an African American inventor, she has made many advances in science. Jackson first became interested in science and math during her childhood and conducted experiments such as the eating habits of honeybees. She went to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where she got her bachelor, and doctoral degree, all being in physics. She became the first African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. from MIT. Dr. Jackson conducted important scientific research that helped others to invent the portable fax, touch tone telephone, solar cells, fiber optic cables, and the technology behind caller ID and call waiting. Jackson is currently the president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, this is
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