Leadership and Service

I value the impact of service in the professional community.

Performing Psychology of Magic Show for the Atlanta Science Tavern

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society at Georgia Tech

Co-President: For two years, I served as the co-president of HFES/GT. During this time, I have lead five major projects: a heuristic evaluation of a website, a visit from the Clemson chapter of HFES, Bad Design Atlanta, Fernbank Museum’s Science at Hand Day (both years), and an extensive analysis of various online collaborative tools. During this time, we also made major changes to the chapter including a new officer position and outreach to undergraduates. My administrative duties included creating agendas for and running meetings, scheduling guest speakers, overseeing other projects, and managing the paperwork for the chapter.

 

C21U Seminar Series

Organizer: I selected topics and organized meetings for this faculty development seminar series. When we had panels, I served as moderator.

Engineering Psychology Graduate Student Representative

Representative: I represented students in the engineering psychology program at faculty meetings and served on a search committee while we were hiring a new faculty member. I helped organize visits and host guests from academia and industry. I also led development of a welcome packet that provides information to incoming graduate students.

 

Psychology of Magic Show

An entertaining show about the psychological principles that magicians use to deceive people for audiences that are scientifically-minded but not familiar with psychology. My labmate, Dar-Wei Chen, performs the magic, and I explain the psychology that makes it work.

Media Coverage: Atlanta Science Tavern, GaTech Psychology Website