Paper on Retaining Black Computer Science Students Co-Authored by CISE Chair Earns Best Paper Award at Respect 2020 (UF CISE)

Paper on Retaining Black Computer Science Students Co-Authored by CISE Chair Earns Best Paper Award at Respect 2020

A paper titled, “The iAAMCS Ecosystem: Retaining Blacks/African-Americans in CS Ph.D. Programs,” earned a best paper award at the 2020 Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology (RESPECT) Conference. The paper was co-authored by Jeremy A. Magruder Waisome, Ph.D., a lecturer in the Department of Engineering Education, and Juan E. Gilbert, Ph.D., the chair of the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering.

Dr. Gilbert, who is the Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor, and Dr. Waisome, a former CISE postdoctoral associate, also worked on the paper with Jerlando Jackson, Ph.D., from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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