We are focused on bolstering the pipeline of minority innovators who impact Silicon Valley.

This project will provide training and education opportunities for multiple age groups to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem that can develop technological innovations with far-reaching social impact.

Hispanic Owned Businesses
African American Owned Businesses
Women Owned Businesses
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This project provides training and education opportunities for multiple age groups to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem that can develop technological innovations with far-reaching social impact. Our activities will target three groups: middle school students, college students, and adults 20 years of age or older, who are residents of Gainesville, Belle Glade, and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

CodeIT
Introducing middle school students to computer science concepts while breaking down stereotypes that minorities do not participate in computing activities. At these events, diverse groups of college students and volunteers will conduct workshops where students will create interactive technologies to address the challenges they identify in their communities. Visit the website: codeitday.com CodeIT
EDIT
The EDIT program will focus on supporting community members in launching business endeavors with social missions. Throughout their participation, cohort participants will be matched with industry partners who will serve as mentors as well as computer science graduate students who will support the technical development of products. Entrepreneurial Diversity in IT
Community Engagement
An initiative to bring together the entrepreneurs, the developers, the designers, and the aspiring tech players in the Gainesville Community! This event will begin a dialogue on how the African American community continues to transform with tech and to lay the foundation on building capacity among Black Tech Entrepreneurs in the Gainesville area. Community Engagement
Juan Gilbert, PhD
Juan Gilbert, PhD

Chair, Computer & Information Science and Engineering

Wanda Eugene, PhD
Wanda Eugene, PhD

Executive Director

Nell Kennedy
Nell Kennedy

Research Tech Coordinator

Ron Thacker
Ron Thacker

Program Coordinator

Yerika Jimenez
Yerika Jimenez

CASE Fellow

Ekaterina Muravevskaia
Ekaterina Muravevskaia

CASE Fellow

P.O. Box 116120 Gainesville, Florida
E-mail: case@cise.ufl.edu Phone: Cell: 352-336-9699