2022 MWC Eagle Award Presentation and Scholar Awards Reception
Recognizing The Honorable Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D. and Celebrating our 2021-22 Scholar Class
The 2022 MWC Eagle Award Presentation and Scholar Award Reception began with the traditional poster session featuring our 18 graduate and undergraduate scholars from scholars from our five partner universities (Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland, Georgetown, George Washington University, University of Virginia). Guests enjoyed meeting with the students and hearing more about their impressive research. At dinner Dr. Shirley Anne Jackson, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, was honored as this year’s Eagle Awardee. Her commitment to scientific research and her leadership accomplishments throughout her career is very impressive. The scholars were very motivated by the guidance she provided during her acceptance speech. The comments she addressed to the ARCS Metro Washington Chapter inspire us to continue our commitment to the advancement of science:
"It has been so heartening, looking over the list of outstanding scholars awarded support by the ARCS Metro Washington Chapter - to consider the fascinating research they are engaged in - and to see that among them are women and men pursuing doctorates in physics, computer science, and engineering. Helping young people live up to their full potential is the most important work in the world. That has been the focus of my career for the past 23 years. I am deeply honored to be recognized by an organization entirely focused on this work, the ARCs Foundation's Metropolitan Washington Chapter"...Dr. Shirley A. Jackson, President RPI, ARCS MWC Eagle Awardee, May 7, 2022.