Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
About RPI Academics Research Student Life Admissions News Tour
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Office of the President
Cabinet and Deans
Board of Trustees
The Rensselaer Plan
The Rensselaer Plan 2012-2024
Accomplishments Towards The Rensselaer Plan
State of the Institute
Nexus: Where Science Meets Society
Nexus: Where Science Meets Society
By Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.
In an age of discovery and innovation, how can benefits be passed along?
Science and scientists play a vital role in society. The degree of influence wielded by scientific opinion, the reputation of scientific bodies for impartially rendered insight, the priority accorded to scientific research and education all have contributed to the success of nations.
Read more [PDF]
As published in the IAEA Bulletin, the flagship publication of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Speeches by Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.

2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998

For additional information or transcripts, please contact Theresa Bourgeois at (518) 276-2840.


Discovery, Innovation, and Policy in Human Health
Keynote Symposium: “New Biologists for the New Biology”
47th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology
Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Saturday, December 1, 2007

From Uncertainty to Opportunity: Creating a Comprehensive Energy Roadmap and the Human Capital To Make It Happen
Civic Scientist Lecture Series: Baker Institute for Public Policy
Rice University
Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Energy Question: Who Decides?
Washington Post Company Energy Conference
The Washington Post
Washington, D.C.
Thursday, November 8, 2007

Institutional Transformation: The Renaissance at Rensselaer Continues
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York
Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Science the Endless Frontier: The Continuing Relevance of Vannevar Bush
The Green Center for Physics Dedication
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Friday, October 5, 2007

Education as an Economic Driver
WMHT-TV Capitaland Quarterly
Albany, NY
Thursday, September 6, 2007

Infrastructure for the Innovation Economy
The 2007 Economic Summit: Entrepreneurship and Growth in Upstate New York
Saratoga Springs, New York
Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Creating a Fully Realized University: Progress on the Renaissance at Rensselaer
Darrin Communications Center
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York
Saturday, June 9, 2007

Gift to the Future
2007 Commencement Remarks
Rensselaer at Hartford
Hartford, Connecticut
Saturday, June 2, 2007

The Power of One
19th Annual Spring Commencement of Clark Atlanta University
CAU Panther Stadium
Atlanta, Georgia
Monday, May 21, 2007

The Bees
University of Rochester’s 157th Commencement Ceremony
River Campus Eastman Quadrangle
Rochester, New York
Sunday, May 20, 2007

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s 201st Commencement
Harkness Field
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York
Saturday, May 19, 2007

The Aims of Education: To Enable, To Serve
Masters Convocation and Acceptance of Medal for Distinguished Service
Teachers College, Columbia University
Riverside Church
New York, New York
Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Medal for Distinguished Service (Citation)
Masters Convocation
Teachers College, Columbia University
Riverside Church
New York, New York
Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Diversity in Context: New Perspectives for Science, Discovery, and Innovation
University of Miami
School of Business Administration and College of Engineering
Miami, Florida
Friday, May 11, 2007

Innovation and Energy Security: A Leadership Odyssey
National Science Foundation
Arlington, Virginia
Monday, April 23, 2007

Perspectives on Diversity: Engineering in the 21st Century
ASEE Engineering Deans Institute: "EDI 2007 — Diversity in Engineering"
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Monday, April 16, 2007

Diversity in Context: New Perspectives for Science, Discovery, and Innovation
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, Washington
Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Rensselaer Plan: Spring 2007 Update
Rensselaer Town Meeting
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York
Monday, April 2, 2007

Energy Security and Global Markets
Institute of Directors
London, England
Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Securing Our Energy Future
Fontainebleau, France
Monday, March 19, 2007

Energy Security: The Innovation Challenge
Earl Bakken Science Education Lecture
The Bakken Museum
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Thursday, March 8, 2007

Science and Leadership: The Imperative
Gustav Pollak Lecture
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University
Thursday, February 22, 2007

The "Quiet Crisis": Developing the Next Generation of Leaders for a Complex World
Observance of Black History Month
National Science Foundation
Arlington, Virginia
Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Lemelson-Rensselaer Student Prize
Lemelson-Rensselaer Student Prize Welcome Remarks
Center for Biotechnology and Interdiscipinary Studies
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York
Friday, February 16, 2007

Science and Society: A Nexus of Opportunity
Science + Society: Closing the Gap
American Ballroom
Boston, Massachusetts
Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Page updated: 12/17/10, 6:59 PM
Copyright ©2010 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)  110 Eighth Street, Troy, NY USA 12180  (518) 276-6000  All rights reserved.
Why not change the world?® is a registered trademark of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Site design and production by the Rensselaer Division of Strategic Communications & External Relations