Strategic STEM DEI Initiatives

Author/ Authors/ Presenter/ Presenters/ Panelists:

Juan Gilbert Ph.D, University of Florida


Engbretson Hall

Start Date

4-8-2022 9:00 AM

End Date

4-8-2022 10:30 AM


Dr. Juan Gilbert

Description of Program

Link to Virtual Participation

Dr. Juan 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. Dr. Juan Gilbert is a leading scholar and national leader in creating strategic DEI initiatives to increase the number of historically underrepresented individuals in STEM.

Former President Barack Obama selected Dr. Gilbert to receive the Presidential Award of Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. His efforts have also been recognized by the National Center for Women & Information Technology as one of the inaugural recipients of its annual Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award. Dr. Gilbert’s 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 set him apart from his peers.

At Governors State, Dr. Gilbert will speak to the pedagogies and programs he engages in DEI initiatives that help broaden participation in STEM for people in historically underrepresented groups. He will also speak on effective DEI practices that help recruit, retain, and graduate people from marginalized groups in STEM.

Dr. Gilbert, the final speaker in GSU’s DEI Distinguished Speaker Series, will provide us with strategies to help increase STEM participation of all demographic groups among our faculty, staff, and students at GSU.

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Apr 8th, 9:00 AM Apr 8th, 10:30 AM

Strategic STEM DEI Initiatives

Engbretson Hall