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JAMAICAN BECOMES FIRST BLACK WOMAN TO GRADUATE WITH A PHD IN NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AT UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

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JAMAICAN BECOMES FIRST BLACK WOMAN TO GRADUATE WITH A PHD IN NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AT UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

by Alexa Imani Spencer via https://www.blackenterprise.com/

Jamaican native Charlyne Smith has become the first Black woman to earn a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Florida. The graduate has big plans to help develop her country’s energy infrastructure and nuclear engineering education. 

“It means more options, more open doors for marginalized groups, including Black women and men, to create and innovate in the nuclear energy space to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, including climate change,” Smith told BLACK ENTERPRISE about what her accomplishment means to her. 

Smith, raised in St. Catherine, had dreams of becoming a scientist and inventor, Face2FaceAfrica.com reported. She hoped to bring solutions for some of the problems in Jamaica, like insufficient access to power and…

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