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Webinar: Changing Negative Perceptions of Scientists with Dr. Juan Gilbert

Thursday, October 17, 2013 2:00 PM — 3:00 PM (EST)

Please join Education Policy and Practice (EPP) Sr. Policy Analyst Dr. Mike Kaspar and Dr. Juan Gilbert, Presidential Endowed Professor and Chair of the Human-Centered Computing Division in the School of Computing at Clemson University for a briefing on changing the negative perceptions that middle school students tend to have about scientists.

About the Webinar

According to education research, middle school students tend to have negative perceptions of scientists. So…can a web series featuring women and African-American Computer Science PhD students really change student perceptions of scientists?

During this webinar, Dr. Juan Gilbert and his team will explain what they are finding out about student perceptions. During their exploration of the problem, they created “Lab Daze” in an effort to examine student perceptions of scientists, specifically because of their unique demographics and exciting research. “Lab Daze” now is a web-based series that features Dr. Gilbert, his students, colleagues, and more as they show their work and their day-to-day research.

Dr. Juan E. Gilbert is the Presidential Endowed Professor and Chair of the Human-Centered Computing Division in the School of Computing at Clemson University where he leads the Interaction and Information Lab. He is also a National Associate of the National Research Council of the National Academies, an ACM Distinguished Speaker and a Senior Member of the IEEE. Dr. Gilbert was recently named one of the 50 most important African-Americans in Technology.

The Human-Centered Computing PhD program at Clemson University is the nation's first and only computing sciences PhD program that is majority female, majority African-American and majority U.S. citizen.

How to Join the Webinar

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