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The Hosts

Dr. Jeremy Waisome

Show Host

Dr. Jeremy A. M. Waisome is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Education. Her research focuses on effective mentoring strategies for underrepresented populations in Engineering.

Dr. Waisome earned her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida (UF).

Dr. Waisome serves on the UF Ronald E. McNair Advisory Board and is a member of the Associate Provost’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee at UF. She was recently awarded the 2018 Mike Shinn Distinguished Member of the Year (Female) by the National Society of Black Engineers. In 2017, she was inducted into the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. In addition, Dr. Waisome was inducted into UF Hall of Fame (2010) and is a recipient of the UF Outstanding Leadership Award (2010).

Dr. Kyla McMullen

Show Host

Dr. Kyla McMullen is an Associate Professor at the University of Florida’s Computer & Information Sciences & Engineering Department. Dr. McMullen has a personal commitment to encouraging women and minorities to pursue careers in computing and other STEM fields. 

Dr. McMullen is the leader of the SoundPAD Laboratory at the University of Florida, which focuses on the Perception, Application, and Development of 3D audio in various contexts. Current projects include (1) psychoacoustic analysis of the quality of customized head-related transfer functions, (2) using 3D audio to sonify positional data for situational awareness, (3) discovering critical interface design techniques for developing virtual auditory environments, and (4) using 3D audio to increase immersion and realness in virtual and augmented reality.

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