Women in STEM advent calendar: Day 10 – Professor Euphemia Haynes

This winter, we are celebrating the festive season by honouring 25 amazing women in STEM, some of which you might not know of!

Professor Euphemia Haynes

First female African-American doctor of mathematics
11 Sep 1890 – 25 Jul 1980

In 1943, Euphemia Lofton Haynes was awarded her PhD in maths, aged 53. She taught in public schools in Washington, DC, for 47 years. She was the first woman to chair the DC Board of Education, where she campaigned successfully for desegregation. She also created the Division of Mathematics and Business Education at Miner Teachers College, where she was a maths professor.

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Posted in Advent 2018.