Bruce Jackson of “The Roots Project” Receives Award from the President

WELLESLEY, Mass. — A Massachusetts Bay Community College professor has Bruce Jacksonreceived a prestigious award from President Obama.

Bruce Jackson, a biotechnology professor at the Wellesley college, was awarded Thursday the “Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring.”

Jackson is known for “The Roots Project,” a project that uses genetics to trace the ancestry of African-Americans to their African roots.

Read the full article in the January 27, 2011 edition of the Telegram.

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