Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson

STEM Career: Physicist, University President (Current Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

Significant Contribution/s: Physics research the laid the basic foundations for current technologies such as the portable fax, touch tone phone, fiber optics cables, and the technology behind caller ID and call waiting; first Black female to receive a doctorate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Birth: August 5, 1946

Learn more:

http://www.black-inventor.com/Dr-Shirley-Jackson.asp

http://madamenoire.com/192852/the-big-idea-7-groundbreaking-black-female-inventors/2/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Ann_Jackson

http://www.idvl.org/sciencemakers/bio10.html

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