Open main menu

Yvonne Clark

mechanical engineer

Yvonne Y. Clark (born Georgianna Yvonne Young; April 13, 1929 – January 27, 2019) was an American engineer. She is the first woman to get a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering at Howard University. She is the first woman to earn a master's degree in Engineering Management from Vanderbilt University. She was the first woman to serve as a faculty member in the College of Engineering and Technology at Tennessee State University, then an emereti Professor.[1][2]

Yvonne Young Clark
Photo of Yvonne Clark
Yvonne Young Clark, ca 1961
Born(1929-04-13)April 13, 1929
DiedJanuary 27, 2019(2019-01-27) (aged 89)
Resting placeCave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY
NationalityAmerican
Education
Scientific career
FieldsMechanical Engineering
Institutions

Clark was the first African-American woman to earn a master's degree in Engineering Management from Vanderbilt University in 1972, after having sent the first African-American students to their engineering department earlier.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "SWE Women - Clark". societyofwomenengineers. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  2. "Faculty About Us". TSU Mechanical Engineering. Tennessee State University. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  3. "Faculty". Tennessee State University. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2015.