Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, has been elected as an international fellow of the British Royal Academy of Engineering. Dr. Jackson is one of only four international fellows in this year’s class of inductees. The academy stated that Jackson was selected for membership for her “research and leadership experience in industry, education, and government as well as her expertise in high-energy physics.”
Dr. Jackson was chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from 1995 to 1999. She then left government service to take over as president of RPI. Dr. Jackson holds a Ph.D. in theoretical elementary particle physics from MIT.