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“To spark a new generation of innovation we need intense national focus on a common set of goals... We need to value our scientists and engineers, and celebrate their successes.”
President Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.

The Quiet Crisis In the News

Women in STEM: A Conversation with RPI President Shirley Jackson
WAMC, October 28, 2013

Recruiting STEM talent into government
Washington Post, May 3, 2013

President’s Remarks to U.S. House of Representatives Science, Space, and Technology Committee
Congressional Testimony, February 6 , 2013

Leading the Way: Women in 2012 (Video)
Washington Post Live, December 5, 2012

Q&A: Energy security requires global view
Houston Chronicle, October 16, 2012

Speaking Out on the "Quiet Crisis"
Scientific American, December 16, 2011

Beautiful Minds (PDF)
Diversity Woman, Fall 2011

How Do You Get Kids Interested in Math and Science?
The Take Away with John Hockenberry, January 27, 2011

Our "Quiet Crisis" in Science and Technology
bigthink.com, June 14, 2010

Meeting of the Minds: The Future of Technology
CNBC, September 15, 2010

Trailblazing Black Scientist Encourages
Women To Follow Suit

NPR Tell Me More, March 2010

40 Years After Moon Landing, Time to Launch the Next 'Giant Leap for Mankind'
US News, July 17, 2009

President Shirley Ann Jackson Appointed to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Rensselaer Press Release, April 27, 2009

Energy, Ethics, and Education — A Conversation
Ethix Bulletin, January 2007

Waking up to the “Quiet Crisis” in the United States; It's Time for a New Call to Action (pdf)
The College Board Review
Winter/Spring 2007

Empires of the Mind (pdf)
Published in the Spring 2007 issue of The Presidency (The American Council on Education)

Sharpening the Cutting Edge
On Point (NPR), February 9, 2006

Turning Up the Volume on the “Quiet Crisis”
Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities
The Independent Sector Newsletter, Spring 2006

Steering Girls into Science (pdf)
Time, March 7, 2005

Getting Girls to the Lab Bench
BusinessWeek Online, February 7, 2005

C-SPAN Q&A Transcript
Interview with Shirley Ann Jackson, by Brian Lamb.
C-SPAN, January 2, 2005

Voices of Innovation: Shirley Ann Jackson
Is the U.S. losing students to other countries?
BusinessWeek Online, October 11, 2004

A Blunt View of the Cutting Edge
BusinessWeek Online, August 16, 2004

Slipping in Science
Boston Globe, May 4, 2004

"For every new Ph.D. in the physical sciences, the U.S. graduates 50 new MBAs and 18 lawyers; more than half of those with bachelor of science degrees still enter careers having nothing to do with science.”

Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.
Launching the Empire State STEM Learning Network
June 10, 2010

How Do You Get Kids Interested in Math and Science?
The Take Away with John Hockenberry
January 27, 2011

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