Meet the first Black person and female to bag a PhD in Computer Science from top US university (Photos)

Meet the first Black person and female to bag a PhD in Computer Science from top US university (Photos)

- A young Black lady named Jasmine Bowers has graduated with a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Florida in the US

- Jasmine made history as the first Black person to earn this academic milestone from the university since its inception

- The young trailblazer took to social media to celebrate earning a doctorate degree

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A young trailblazer named Jasmine Bowers has etched her name in the sands of history as she becomes the first Black person to earn a doctorate degree in Computer Science from the University of Florida in the United States.

Amid the raging coronavirus pandemic, Jasmine joined the ranks of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) as she makes history.

Jasmine recently announced her academic milestone in a post on social media stating that ''on July 15, I became the first Black woman to defend a dissertation in computer science at UF.''

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Meet the first Black person and female to bag a PhD in Computer Science from top US university (Photo)

Jasmine Bowers becomes the first person to bag a PhD from the University of Florida Photo credit: Twitter.com
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Speaking to becauseofthemwecan.com about her historic achievement, Jasmine credited attaining a PhD to her mother.

Jasmine said:

''The seed of motivation was planted at a young age when my mother taught me how to use Excel to record my 'wish list.' I grew up in a household where I was encouraged to embrace technology.''

She added that she had the freedom to utilise technologies that included computers and other equipment, which also helped her course.

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YEN.com.gh gathered Jasmine double majored in Math and Computer Science at Fort Valley State University before she received her postgraduate degree at North Carolina A&T State University.

In another story, a young Black man has been celebrated after he graduated with a degree in engineering from Tennessee State University in the United States.

Social media is buzzing with commentaries highlighting the young man's achievement. Some are touting his milestone as an example of Black brilliance amid the current state of the world.

In some photos that have been splashed on social media, the young man is seen in his dashing graduation regalia and cap.

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