Thank you Dr. Kyla McMullen #ald13

For the past few years, I have been participating in the Ada Lovelace Day blogging event.  This year I would like to talk about Dr. Kyla McMullen.

Dr. McMullen is the University of Michigan’s first African-American female computer science PhD (in 2012.)   She is now a professor in the Human-Centered Computing Lab at Clemson University (which also has a lot of amazing women!) Her primary research interests “lie in rendering spatial audio virtually to enhance virtual environments and to sonify information sources.” As a former telecommunications grad, I find this inspiring and awesome.  Take some time to visit her page to look at her research and publications and to be as inspired as I am!

You can follow Kyla on twitter

Now, take a minute to share a bit about a heroine that inspires you –

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On October 15th, write a blog post about your STEM heroine and add it to our collection: Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Write about a woman in science, technology, engineering or maths whose achievements you admire.
  2. Publish your story online.
  3. Add your story to our collection.
  4. Tell your friends!


2012 Post –  Thank you Mary, Pam & Catherine
2011 Post – Thank you Dr. Caroline Haythornthwaite
2010 Post – Thank you Dr. Catherine Mohr