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Dr. Giti Javidi

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

Presented by July 5, 2017

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A longtime advocate for increasing participation and retention of women in STEM fields, Dr. Javidi has worked tirelessly on a number of projects in this domain over the past 12 years. At the national level, she has worked to develop new curricula and programs for computer science education with the goal of engaging a wider audience, particularly women and minorities. Since joining USF Sarasota-Manatee a year ago, Dr. Javidi has worked to engage the community in growing interest from young women in careers in information technology and computer science. For her efforts, Dr. Javidi and her husband Dr. Ehshan Sheyboni (also a member of the USFSM faculty), received a grant from Google to help bolster the skills of computer science teachers at local high schools.

“This Google partnership will train more teachers in computer science and information technology who, in turn, can train more teachers in the future.”


  • Trojan Girl Rock Award – Fearless Individuals Encouraging Revivals in Communities Everywhere
  • Recipient of $35,000 Google grant to help bolster the skills of computer science teachers at local high schools
  • Dr. Javidi has also been the recipient of a number of prestigious NSF and NASA grants.



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