Thursday, October 28, 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.

Joe Kleimanhttp://www.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @themedreality Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.

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