Friday, May 14, 2021

Alcorn McBride’s Joy Burke Earns Professional Engineer (PE) Certification


Joy Burke has added PE, Electrical and Computer: Computer Engineering to her title of Senior Product Engineer at Alcorn McBride.

“We are all really proud of Joy, it’s quite an accomplishment to receive the PE certification,” says company founder, Steve Alcorn.  “Earning PE certification reflects Joy’s dedication to stay on top of all the different engines of engineering to better support our product development.”

Burke leads a talented team of engineers in software design and manages Alcorn McBride’s show control product line.  Due to her specialization in computer engineering, she has an extensive background in both computer programming and electronics.

During her 14 years with Alcorn McBride Burke has been project manager of multiple show control and lighting products used in the theme parks, museums, casinos and hotels around the world.  “Joy has a passion for learning new technologies and loves seeing how theme parks create amazing new experiences using products she has developed,” notes Steve Alcorn.

Burke has a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University and is currently working toward a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering at the University of Florida.

In her spare time Burke volunteers with organizations that encourage children to pursue STEM fields.  For the past four years she has been on the board of the Central Florida chapter of the Society of Women Engineers where she currently serves as section Vice President.  She enjoys participating in triathlons and running marathons with her husband.

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