Dr. Juan Gilbert Featured in Forbes Article (Forbes)

Dr. Juan Gilbert Featured in Forbes Article

Juan Gilbert, Ph.D., The Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor and chair of the UF Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE), shares his thoughts on how to make academic inventing more inclusive.

By honoring and elevating the voices of a diverse group of inspiring inventors, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)-Lemelson Invention Ambassadors program is leading the effort to address the imbalances in inventing and patenting. At the annual AAAS meeting, Dr. Gilbert, along with two other academic inventors, came together to discuss how they promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in inventing.

“It’s important as an academic inventor to remember that you’re not trying to replicate yourself, you’re trying to let students create themselves,” he says.” Your job is to enable them to be the best that they can be and help facilitate that process.”

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