Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson has been appointed as a member of the U.S. Department of Energy Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB), an important component of the department’s strategy to improve its research and development portfolio and program activities.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson was recognized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for her outstanding contributions to the community. FBI officials presented President Jackson with the FBI Albany Division’s 2020 Director’s Community Leadership Award at a ceremony on Tuesday.
Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, the President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named by Governor Andrew Cuomo to the New York Forward Re-Opening Advisory Board, the governor’s office announced on Tuesday.
The advisory board, which is tasked with guiding the state's re-opening strategy as it prepares for a new normal in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, consists of business, community, and civic leaders from across the state.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is donating 5,000 surgical masks to Mount Sinai in New York City and 2,500 masks each to Albany Medical Center and St. Peter’s Health Partners in the Capital Region. These contributions to the fight against COVID-19 have been made possible through the generosity of the parents of international students at the Institute.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is enlisting AiMOS, one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Rensselaer is reaching out to the research community, including government entities, universities, and industry, to offer access to AiMOS in support of research related to the new coronavirus disease.
Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, the president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will be featured on an episode of “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” that will premiere on February 4, 2020.
The most powerful supercomputer to debut on the November 2019 Top500 ranking of supercomputers, also the most powerful supercomputer in New York State, was recently unveiled at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Center for Computational Innovations.
“Tonight, we are honoring a pioneer, an entrepreneur, and a sensitive visionary,” said Arthur F. Golden ’66, the chair of the board of trustees of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, on Thursday night as he welcomed the audience to a special tribute event celebrating 20 years of transformative leadership by President Shirley Ann Jackson.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson’s transformative leadership at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, which has experienced extraordinary advancements in research, pedagogy, and the student experience in that time.
To mark the occasion, a tribute will be held on campus on October 3, beginning at 8 p.m. in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) Concert Hall.
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