Events and Programs

An Evening With Shirley Ann Jackson

Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson returns to the stage for an evening of discovery and inspiration at Howard University.

Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson returns to the "AEW" stage for the third time on April 25, 2019. Hosted by the National Science and Technology Medals Foundation at Howard University, An Evening With Shirley Ann Jackson will give audiences a unique opportunity to get to know the woman TIME Magazine deemed, "perhaps the ultimate role model for women in science." Dr. Jackson is the President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate degree from MIT, and a 2014 National Medal of Science Laureate.

The evening's conversation will be led by Dr. Bruce Jones, the Vice President of Research at Howard University. Dr. Jones leads the re-established Office of Research on campus where he oversees the development of a diverse, robust research portfolio. 

Join us in person or online!
April 25 | 5:30 PM ET 

This event will be webcast live online on our Facebook page and our Youtube channel. Webcast audiences are encouraged to participate in the conversation using #AnEveningWith.

The event will be free and open to the public with priority given to Howard University students and faculty.

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About the speakers

Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson

Dr. Jackson currently serves as the 18th president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She was the first African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. from MIT, chair the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, lead a top-ranked U.S. research university, and win the National Medal of Science. Outside of RPI, she serves on several boards, including FedEx, IBM, and Medtronic, and was previously appointed to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and the President’s Intelligence Advisory Council.

Dr. Bruce Jones 

Dr. Jones is the Vice President for Research at Howard University, overseeing the re-established Office of Research on campus. Dr. Jones brings more than 25 years of academic and administrative experience in higher education and the nonprofit sector to Howard University. Most recently, he served in a number of roles with the University of Houston, including vice provost for Academic Programs and interim vice provost and dean of the Graduate School. Dr. Jones earned a bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University before earning master’s and doctoral degrees from Columbia University.

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