“The Ph.D. was and is the pinnacle of the seed planted years ago,” said Bowers.
By NewsOne Staff, NewsOne
Black women are making historic moves in the realm of STEM. According to Because of Them We Can, Jasmine Bowers recently became the first Black person to graduate with a doctorate degree in computer science from the University of Florida.
Bowers—who earned her master’s degree from North Carolina A&T and double majored in Math and Computer Science at Fort Valley State University during her undergraduate years—developed a passion for technology at a young age. From creating Excel files for her wish lists to utilizing different tech tools, technology was something that was embedded in her childhood. She pulled her inspiration from her mother who is a self-taught engineer.
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