The School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC) Informatics Colloquium Series
Speaker: Carlotta Berry, Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Where: Informatics East, Rm. 150
When: Friday, April 21, 2017, 1:30 pm
Topic: The intersection of robotics education and research
Biography: Carlotta A. Berry is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. She is the Co-Director of the NSF S-STEM Rose Building Undergraduate Diversity (ROSE-BUD) Program. She has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and electrical engineering from Spelman College and Georgia Institute of Technology. She has a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University. Her research interests are in robotics education, interface design, human-robot interaction, and increasing underrepresented populations in STEM fields. She has taught undergraduate courses in Human-Robot Interaction, Mobile Robotics, circuits, controls, freshman and senior design. She has been one of a team of faculty at Rose-Hulman to create and direct the first multidisciplinary minor in robotics. She has also been the President of the Technical Editor Board for the ASEE Computers in Education Journal, secretary and treasurer in IEEE Central Indiana Section, IEEE Central Tennessee Section and ASEE Mind Division. She is a member of ASEE, IEEE, NSBE, and Eta Kappa Nu. She has been married to William Berry for 13 years and has one 8-year old daughter, Kennedy Amaya. She serves her community as a judge for the FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST Lego League Mentor and co-leader of her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop.