Research Week is an annual event on campus. It is an opportunity for students to showcase their research, whether done through direct supervision of a faculty member, or through collaboration with faculty and peers. It is our main event to recognize these collaborative research efforts. We will be running on-demand sessions for research papers and posters on Tuesday through Thursday, April 5th - 7th, and live poster and paper/panel sessions, held in person, on Friday April 8th.
On Friday April 8th, to kick off our in person sessions, we will host Dr. Juan Gilbert, the Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor and Chair of the Computer & Information Science & Engineering Department at the University of Florida, where Dr. Gilbert leads the Human-Experience Research Lab. Dr. Gilbert is a national leader on creating strategic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives to increase underrepresented minorities in STEM. His efforts have been recognized by professional engineering organizations such the National Center for Women & Information Technology when he was one of the inaugural recipients of its annual Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award. Dr. Gilbert was recognized for his outstanding mentorship, creation of high-quality research opportunities, recruitment of women and minority students, and efforts to encourage and advance undergraduate students in STEM-related fields.