Thursday, May 16, 2013

Clemson University, 5/16/2013 (Juan Gilbert)

Juan Gilbert
Clemson Receives $5M for Alliance to Increase African Americans in Computer Sciences. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Clemson University a $5 million grant to launch the Institute for African American Mentoring in Computing Sciences. The institute will serve as a national resource and emphasize mentoring as the primary strategy for increasing African American participation in computing under the direction of Juan Gilbert, Presidential Endowed Professor and chairman of the Human-Centered Computing Division at Clemson, and Shaundra Daily, assistant professor in the School of Computing.
African Americans represent about 1 percent of the computer science faculty and researchers in the U.S.,” Gilbert said. “We formed this institute to increase the number of underrepresented groups earning computing science doctoral degrees and researchers in the academy, government and private sector.”
Read the rest of the Clemson University article.

NOTE: Dr. Gilbert is a long-time BDPA member.

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