- NAME: Evelyn Boyd Granville
- OCCUPATION: Educator, Mathematician
- BIRTH DATE: May 01, 1924 (Age: 89)
- Did You Know?: Evelyn Boyd Granville became interested in astronomy in college, but worried that spending her professional career in an observatory would make her lonely.
- Did You Know?: Evelyn Boyd Granville is the second black woman to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics (after Euphemia Lofton Haynes), from Yale University in 1949.
- Did You Know?: Evelyn Boyd Granville's work for many years supported the Mercury Project, the United States' first human spaceflight program.
- EDUCATION: Dunbar High School, Smith College, Yale University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Washington, D.C.
- Full Name: Evelyn Boyd Granville
- Maiden Name: Evelyn Boyd
- AKA: Evelyn Granville
- ZODIAC SIGN: Taurus
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The second black woman to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics, Evelyn Boyd Granville worked on important NASA space programs and became a longtime professor.
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After taking time off to travel, Granville joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Tyler as a mathematics professor in 1990. She finally retired from the classroom in 1997, but continued to promote the importance of mathematics in academics and inspire others as a public speaker.
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