Dr. Pamela McCauley

Award-winning Educator, Expert Engineer, Leadership-Innovation-Diversity Specialist who inspires students and professionals to pursue STEM education and careers, even in the face of great adversity.

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Pamela McCauley (formerly Bush), Ph.D., C.P.E. Dr. Pamela McCauley is an ergonomics and biomechanics expert, an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker, a Professor and Director of the Ergonomics Laboratory in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at the University of Central Florida where she leads the Human Factors and Ergonomics in Disaster Management Research Team. She previously held the position of Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.She is

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You gave an incredibly inspiring and engaging presentation to women students that encouraged them to believe in themselves and pursue their personal, academic, and professional goals. Our women students enjoyed learning about the relationship between diversity and innovation and how their participation and input is needed to advance the STEM fields in the United States. The information you shared with our STEM Saturdays parents was very helpful and provided them with practical advice and tools they could use to help their children stay motivated and persist in the STEM disciplines. I also greatly appreciate the time you spent interacting with female students and parents following your two presentations.- Julia S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Dr. McCauley’s advice to me has been spot on, her book is fantastic, and I have yet to see a person who attends one of her speaking engagements who does not leave with new perspective and enthusiasm for the roles of women in STEM.

- Rachel H., PE

  • Keynote Highlights

    Why a STEM Education? Making STEM the Career of Choice!
    Heralded as an award-winning educator, innovator and engineering role model, Dr. McCauley fires up and empowers students and professionals of all ages to pursue Science, Math, Engineering and Technology educational paths and successful STEM careers. She shares practical advice and guidance on navigating the educational landscape inter-twined with her personal stories of overcoming academic and professional adversity and challenges.

    She unravels the myths around who “should and could” be an excellent STEM Professional in light of or “in spite of” current personal or disadvantaged situations. Dr. McCauley highlights why STEM careers are a realistic, exciting and lucrative choice and, through data and supporting research, demonstrates why STEM education is critically important to the health of communities, corporations and to national and global economies.

    ”Dr. McCauley,
    I remember a long time ago when I heard you speak at the NTA Conference I was just in grade school. You would be happy to know that I decided to go with Industrial and Systems Engineering and am currently working on my PhD.”
    - Jessye Bemley, Research Assistant – PhD Candidate- at North Carolina A&T State University

    Women in Leadership
    Dr. McCauley delivers a passionate address on the criticality of women seeking, accepting and excelling in leadership – today! She inspires and educates participants on leadership and innovation principles and how to make these critically important characteristics both real and attainable. She educates individuals, corporations, universities, institutions and STEM-related organizations on how to “walk the talk,” going beyond “leaning in,” to begin real change across the board immediately. Her recently published (ELSEVIER Academic Press) Transforming Your STEM Career Through Leadership and Innovation: Inspiration for Strategies for Women is the research-based foundation for this keynote address and a must-have guide for anyone wishing or needing to develop leadership skills. Dr. McCauley includes a series of encouraging, humorous and empowering examples and guidelines designed to support the leader as she develops and excels in a corporation, institution, government, and community.

    Innovation Nation: The Critical Impact of Innovation on Individuals, Nations and the Global Society
    In this insightful keynote address, Dr. McCauley shares the historic impact of innovation, today’s innovation opportunities, and research-based successful strategies for individuals and organizations to propel their actions into useful products and services, globally and collaboratively. This topic is appropriate for leadership meetings, technical conferences and non-technical audiences as the delivery and message about the innovation process, opportunities for participation and real world impact is relevant to any group desiring to make a difference.

    Do You Realize It’s YOUR Future?
    Glamour Magazine “Women Making a Difference Award” recipient Dr. McCauley shares empowerment strategies, recognition of talent and abilities and inspiration for teens in this conversational style talk. Topics include resisting bullying, building self-esteem, how to break the cycle of financial dependency, setting goals and practical coping skills for everyday life challenges. This motivational speech draws from Dr. McCauley’s personal story; Winners Don’t Quit . . . Today They Call Me Doctor as she shares examples of adversity and success, connecting to participants as a woman who has been in the same shoes. Teens come away with a sense of purpose, a clear focus and an “I can do this!” attitude.

    From High Winds to High Fashion: The Ergonomics, Biomechanics & Safety Features of Occupational & Manufacturing Environments & Products
    Dr. McCauley applies her research expertise, experience and knowledge to provide insightful technology, innovation and engineering focused keynote addresses on relevant topics which include real world applications. She enlightens and inspires her audience through highly relevant topics such as technology and human factors in disaster management response relevant to hurricanes, devastating tornadoes and man-made disasters (i.e. Boston Marathon bombing). She provides in- depth discussion of ergonomics, safety and health in occupational environments, particularly manufacturing environments such as those in developing nations. Her technical topics cover the discussion of ergonomics and biomechanical applications in the design and evaluation of products and equipment from cell phones to automobiles and equipment used by agencies from the Department of Defense to clothing manufacturers.

    Dr. McCauley’s technical speeches have been received with tremendous enthusiasm and respect by technical audiences for the solid research and technical expertise she provides in each delivery. Her speeches are equally well received by a non-technical audience enlightened to the exciting details behind the technology and possibilities for improvement in everyday products and environments.

    Contact Liza Lee lizalee@transformingyourstemcareer.com to request Dr. McCauley as a speaker at your event or to find out more information about Dr. McCauley and how she can assist you or your organization.

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  • NEWS

    STEM educator inspires Seaholm students: ‘We need you’

    Professor McCauley hopes engineering, sciences become more diverse – The Oklahoman, July 26, 2015

    UCF society calls for increase in women engineers

    McCauley (Bush) Is Engineering Role Model

    Professor McCauley (Bush) to Host the “Academy Awards” of STEM Speaking at Stanford University on Innovative Leadership: Inspiration and Strategies

    Women’s Day consults Dr. McCauley (Bush) on how to work pain-free in your office

    UCF Central Florida Future Profiles Professor Pamela McCauley (Bush): Her Mission to Increase Women in STEM

    Professor Pamela McCauley (Bush) Chosen to be Grand Marshal at the 2013 University of Central Florida Commencement Ceremony

    UCF Professor Inspires and Empowers Orlando Leaders

    UCF Engineering Professor Pamela McCauley (Bush) Among Top Women in Technology Recognized by Connected World Magazine

    Engineering Role Model Chosen to Emcee the 2014 eCYBERMISSION National Judging and Educational STEM Event in Leesburg, Va.

    Dr. Pamela McCauley Asked to Comment on LEGO Figurines

    Dr McCauley Speaks to Dayton Daily News on UCF Body Camera Study

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