Evelyn Granville

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Evelyn Boyd GranvilleName: Evelyn Boyd Granville

Born: May 1, 1924, in Washington, D.C., USA

Computer-related contributions

  • One of the first African-American women to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics.
  • Former computer programmer at IBM.
  • Worked for the U.S. Space Technology Laboratories.

Honors and awards

  • Inducted into Portrait Collection of African-Americans in Science (1999).
  • Awarded an honorary doctorate by Smith College (1989).
  • Valedictorian at Dunbar High School.