One GREENSBORO, N.C. (July 6, 2018) – Siobahn Day has worked for three years to make history, not only for herself but for North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
Day successfully defended her dissertation on Thursday to become the first woman to graduate N.C. A&T’s computer science doctoral program.
“It’s surreal,” said Day, a Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellow. “Sometimes you think you aren’t good enough and it’s a lot of pressure but it’s an honor.”
The importance of this move to a more diverse doctoral pool of computer scientists is not lost on Day or anyone who has worked with Day during her three years at A&T.
“The number of women in computer sciences is very low and it is tough to be a woman in a male-dominated field,” Day said. “You have to have a certain level of dedication and determination because it can feel unwelcoming. But it is so important because it gives me an opportunity to be a change agent and help change how people see women and African Americans in this field.”
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