Blacksmiths, wanted to focus on Black women in the STEAM field for Women’s History Month. I chose theoretical physicist and President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson to highlight. As a child she collected bumblebees to study how they reacted to light and darkness. That interest grew into a distinguished career in academia, government, industry, and research.
As a trailblazer, her accolades and achievements are too numerous to list and that’s what makes her so inspiring.