Sonia Kovalevski is credited with being the first woman to earn a doctorate of mathematics (in 1874). She was also a writer and advocate of women’s rights, who helped change attitudes so universities would admit women. Sonia received private tutoring from the renowned mathematician Karl Weierstrass because women were not permitted to attend universities in Europe at that time. The University of Gottingen only awarded her a doctorate after her work was published.
Haely McBeal, a Sophomore, Honor student and President’s List Recipient