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BLACK ENGINEER OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS


In her previous role as senior technical sales consultant, she provided technical pre-sales support and technical support dur- ing joint sales meetings. Her support included making technical sales presentations, product demonstrations and installation and maintenance of AT&T cloud products. Prior to joining AT&T in 2012, Ms. Davis contributed to the success of companies such as The Virtual Computing Environ- ment Company, Microsoft Corporation, Sun Microsystems Cor- poration and IBM. As a senior account technology strategist with Microsoft, she drove multi-million-dollar technical solutions that helped the account team repeatedly exceed its quota. Ms. Davis is also active in several activities outside the workplace. She is a founding member and current president of Papillion, Inc. The organization focuses on women matters, health issues and economic development. For 22 years, she has been a volunteer at the Goodwill Rescue Mission of Newark, New Jersey.


Ms. Davis received her Bachelor of Arts from West Virginia State University and her Associate in Science from Thomas Edison State College.


COLLEGE-LEVEL PROMOTION OF EDUCATION


Emmanuel Collins Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering Florida A&M University- Florida State University College of Engineering


ity Participation Program. The program increases retention and matriculation in graduate school of minority STEM students. He served as the college director of graduate student recruitment, and is currently chair of the Department of Mechanical Engi- neering. He is the founding director of the Center for Intelligent Systems, Controls and Robotics.


COLLEGE-LEVEL PROMOTION OF EDUCATION


Pamela McCauley Professor & Director of the Ergonomics Laboratory University of Central Florida College of Engineering and Computer Sciences


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r. Pamela McCauley is a respected speaker, entrepreneur, author and


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r. Emmanuel Collins’ interest in engineering encouraged him to attend the Minority Introduction to Engineering (MITE) program in 1976. This


resulted in him enrolling in the dual degree program between Morehouse College and Georgia Institute of Technology. His engineering skill earned him the “Most Outstanding Dual Degree Engineering Student” honor. Dr. Collins earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary science from Morehouse, and a Bachelor of Science in mechani- cal engineering from Georgia Tech. He later earned his Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics. These accomplishments marked the beginning of a successful engineering and education career. With plans for a career in academia, Dr. Collins sought experience to help him become a good teacher and researcher. He joined the Harris Corporation in Florida as an associate principal engineer in the controls technology group. He also served as adjunct faculty in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Florida Institute of Technology. Dr. Collins left Harris for a joint position as associate profes-


sor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Florida Agri- cultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) and the College of Engineering at Florida State University (FSU). The joint program allowed him to educate a large number of African-American students. He teaches courses in dynamics, control and robotics. Dr. Collins’ accomplishments include serving as director of the FSU chapter of FAMU’s Florida-Georgia Alliance for Minor-


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professor in the Department of In- dustrial Engineer- ing and Manage- ment Systems at University of Central Florida. The Human Fac- tors in Disaster Management research team at the University of Central Florida is under her leader- ship as well. Dr. McCauley is an award-winning leader, speaker and engineering expert in the women’s leadership and STEM education commu- nities.


In addition to authoring more than 80 technical papers, book chapters and conference proceedings, Dr. McCauley authored “Transforming Your STEM Career through Leadership and In- novation: Inspiration and Strategies for Women.” The book was published by ELSEVIER Academic Press in 2012. Dr. McCauley is described by her students and colleagues as an outstanding professor. As a full professor of engineering, she is one of a few African-American women with this distinction. She has received the College of Engineering Award for Excel- lence in Undergraduate Teaching and the Teaching Incentive Program Award (TIP). In 2013, she was named a Top Woman in Technology by Connected World Magazine. Dr. McCauley earned her bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. in industrial engineering from the University of Oklahoma. In 1993, she had the distinction of becoming the first African-American female to earn a Ph.D. in engineering in Oklahoma. Dr. McCauley has a long list of accomplishments, and the list continues to grow. She travels around the country speak- ing on the importance of diversity, technology in America, and STEM-related topics. Her experiences have given her the drive and passion to help others realize their dreams.


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