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