September AI Tech Talk Playback

“Nurturing AI Curiosity: Building Blocks for Community College Students' AI Journey”

Wow- what a great turnout! We appreciate all who attended our AI Tech Talk last night. Especially Gabriela Rosu of Chandler-Gilbert Community College! 

During the event, we hosted a 1-hour informational session featuring a panel of AI experts. We discussed AI’s impact on various industries and the career opportunities it offers. Attendees had the opportunity to ask questions and have some great conversations.

For those who couldn’t make it, we just posted the recording to our YouTube channel. 

To dive deeper into the world of AI, please visit baccc.net/aida to learn more.

Once again, thank you for joining us in exploring the world of AI. Stay tuned for more AI updates and future events!

Our Panelists

Gabriela Rosu

Chandler-Gilbert, Dean of Instruction

Gabriela is the Dean of Instruction at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. With over twenty-five years of experience in Higher Education and the IT industry, Gabriela holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Robert Morris University and M.S. in Multimedia from Duquesne University and currently finishing her Ph.D. in Psychology. As an immigrant to the United States, Gabriela has a passion, influence, and deep commitment to diversity, inclusion, and student access for building the next STEM generation. As a girl who dreamed of changing how education shapes women into entrepreneurs, doctors, teachers, and global leaders, Gabriela is a promoter of building robust, sustainable, and equitable educational opportunities. Gabriela has presented at numerous conferences and Oxford Roundtable on topics in Human and Global Cyber Security.

Tuan Nguyen

Laney College, Faculty Allstar

Tuan Nguyen is a tenured faculty at Laney College teaching computer programming and AI. Prior to teaching, he gained professional experience with several years of working in the industry. Tuan has participated in professional development with Intel, AWS, WASTC, and others. He has led several curriculum development projects including AI/ML. Tuan holds a BS from UC Berkeley and an MS from Stanford University both in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS).

Angel G. Fuentes

Evergreen Valley College, Dean of Business and Workforce Development

With the support of Intel and faculty members, Angel G. Fuentes created the first-ever Associate’s Degree in Artificial Intelligence in the United States while working at Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Chandler, AZ. Dean Fuentes then helped the faculty at Laney College in Oakland, CA to develop a similar program for the Bay Area. Dean Fuentes is a supporter of the inclusion of Artificial Intelligence concepts in all classrooms, and supports the development of students, especially underrepresented students, in these emerging fields. An astronomer by education, Dean Fuentes is an avid videogame player and world traveler.u