Wanda Eugene

Wanda Eugene Ph.D. explores how cultural, social, and personal surroundings affect the appropriation of computational artifacts and ideas of how they can serve as a resource for the design of new technologies. She completed her doctoral studies in the Computer Science and Software Engineering Department at Auburn University. She holds a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Florida State University, a Master’s in Industrial Engineering from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, and a Master’s in Interdisciplinary Studies specializing in Instructional Technology and African American Studies from George Mason University.

Wanda devotes her efforts on designing and developing solutions that foster inclusion and enhances user experience. Internationally she has researched and facilitated technology integration in indigenous cultures, conducted comparison studies & needs assessment of urbanized vs. rural communities and created a design patterns for designing culturally relevant technology for those respective communities. She has operated as a learning technology consultant in emerging countries creating deployment plans, planning green energy sources, and culture-based learning to develop project based curriculum entrenched in the local culture and language. Wanda is also a post-doctoral associate at University of Florida concentrates her efforts on accessible voting, human centered design, natural language understanding, and game design.

 

Joaquin Gentry

Joaquin Gentry is a business and technology consultant who has provided consulting and business transformation services to over 50 companies world wide. He received his MBA degree from Biola University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Florida A&M University. Mr. Gentry has over 12 years of business development, transformation & IT experience and has helped many companies run and successfully transform their businesses through divestitures, mergers, acquisitions and technology development. He sits on the Board of Directors at City of Praise Christian Church where he holds the positions of CFO & Head Elder in charge of all operations.

 

Anderson Prewitt

Anderson D. Prewitt, PhD, is the founder and Managing Member of Prewitt Solutions LLC. Prewitt Solutions was established in Tampa, FL with the goal of being the go to source for data driven science and engineering solutions. Prewitt Solutions is a minority-owned research and engineering firm that provides cutting-edge solutions to complex and challenging problems, with expertise in applied research, STEM education and training, statistical research methodologies, experimental design, and computational analysis.

Anderson earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Florida A&M University/Florida State University College of Engineering, and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Central Florida, where his specialization was Electromagnetics. He also has a Master of Science in Materials Engineering and a PhD in Materials Science from the University of Florida where his dissertation work focused on the Electronic Properties of Energy Converting Materials. Anderson’s research interests include Renewable Energy, Electromechanical Systems, Advanced Additive Manufacturing, Computational Analysis, and the use of Mentoring to promote Student Success in STEM fields.

Anderson is currently working as a Post-Doctoral Scholar with the WAMI group at the University of South Florida. His work is related to advanced additive manufacturing techniques to produce wireless devices with the intent of advancing the current state of the art in 3D printing by using novel materials, methods, and modeling techniques.

 

Christin Shelton

Christin D. Shelton, PhD, is a native of Prichard, AL. She received her Bachelor’s degree (2004) from Talladega College in Talladega, AL and both her Masters (2007) and PhD (2012) from Auburn University in Auburn, AL. The degrees are in Computer Science and Software Engineering. Christin’s dissertation falls in the areas of Human-Robot Interaction and Language Processing. It involves creating a grammatical structure to enable robots to appropriately interact with and manipulate objects in the real world.

Christin is currently self-employed as an independent contractor and does freelance work mainly related to database administration. She has held a number of positions in the government as an intern and employee and has years of experience in research, teaching, tutoring, and mentoring. She has coordinated various academic and extracurricular programs, led project groups, and held positions on numerous boards throughout her education to the present.