GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Jasmine Bowers has made history as the first-ever African American student to receive a doctorate degree in Computer Science from the University of Florida.
“On July 15, I became the first black woman to defend a dissertation in computer science at UF,” Bowers said.
Bowers double majored in Math and Computer Science at Fort Valley State University and earned her masters at North Carolina A&T before receiving his doctorate, Black News said.
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On July 15, I became the first black woman to defend a dissertation in computer science at UF.— Jasmine Bowers, Ph.D. (@JasmineDBowers) July 19, 2020
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