Person: Velez-Rodriguez, Argelia
Argelia Velez-Rodriguez is a Cuban-American mathematician and educator. She was the first Black woman to earn a doctorate in mathematics in Cuba.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- After gaining her Bachelor's Degree from the Marianao Institute in 1955, Velez-Rodriguez continued on to graduate studies at the University of Havana.
- However, as we remarked above, Velez-Rodriguez was Black.
- Velez-Rodriguez emigrated from Cuba to the United States in 1962.
- In 1962 Velez-Rodriguez began teaching mathematics and physics at Texas College.
- It was in 1972 that Velez-Rodriguez became an American citizen.
Born 23 November 1936, Havana, Cuba.
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Astronomy, Origin Cuba, Women
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive