Episode 21 – The “Secret Sauce”
Hosts: Dr. Jeremy Waisome & Dr. Kyla McMullen
Guest: Dr. Juan Gilbert
LinkedIn: Dr. Juan Gilbert
Description: Dr. Juan Gilbert is passionate about diversifying computer science and the professoriate. He is a first generation college student whose parents instilled in him the value of education. Juan purposefully chose to be a scholar-athlete but by serendipitously became a computer scientist. His attempts to avoid graduate school obviously didn’t pan out and we are so grateful. Learn more about how he developed his model for recruiting underrepresented students, and in particular, black students and how he translated that into the Institute African-American Mentoring in Computing Sciences.
Bio:Dr. Juan E. Gilbert is the Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor and Chair of the Computer & Information Science & Engineering Department at the University of Florida where he leads the Human Experience Research Lab. He is the primary investigator or director of the Institute for African-American Mentoring in Computing Sciences (iAAMCS). Dr. Gilbert is also an ACM Fellow, a Fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science, a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, and a Senior Member of the IEEE.