Kate Bruton E-Mail LinkedIn Download PDF Version CONTACT INFORMATION    See PDF Version EDUCATION B.S. in Psychology, University of Houston-Clear Lake, December 2008 HONORS AND AWARDS   Phi Kappa Phi, April 2009   Summa Cum Laude, December 2008   Psi Chi, April 2007 Phi Theta Kappa Society, March 2005 RESEARCH EXPERIENCE Spring 2010—I ran experiments and analysed data for my group’s Research Design and Statistics project. Fall 2009—I developed the experimental design and protocol of my group’s Research Design and Statistics project. Spring 2009—I worked with Dr. Camille Peres in the RIHM lab on a research project. I acted as an experimenter and did literature reviews for the project. Fall 2008—I worked with Dr. Camille Peres in the RIHM lab organizing surveys, administering surveys, and preparing the participant pool website to receive participants. I contacted participants when needed. Summer 2008--I worked with Dr. Kowai-Bell on her Electrodermal Activity study. I proctored the experiment and debriefed participants. I also prepared the participant pool website to receive participants, and I contacted participants when needed. RESEARCH INTERESTS Usability and Education; Robotics; Artificial intelligence; Game interfaces. PRESENTATIONS Bruton, K., & Peres, S.C. (2010). Surgical robots and HCI. Poster session presented at the  Fall 2010 Applied Cognitive Psychology Exhibition, Houston, TX. Bruton, K. (2010). The Development of a Nature Diorama Game. Presentation at the Spring 2010 Applied Cognitive Psychology Exhibition, Houston, TX. Bruton, K., Peres, S. C., Hoyle, W., & Nguyen, J. (2010). Effects of anthropomorphism on performance in robotic operation. Poster presented at the Seventh Annual One-Day Symposium of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Houston, TX.  Bruton, K. (2009). Auditory Navigation System. Presentation at the Fall 2009 Applied Cognitive Psychology Exhibition, Houston, TX. Hoyle, S., Peres, S. C., & Bruton, K. (2010). Usability testing of an interactive statistics website. Poster presented at the Texas Regional HFES Conference, Houston, TX. Nguyen, V., Powell, C., Peres, S.C., Bruton, K.E., & Muse, L. (2009). Using the keyboard to issue commands: Observing others use efficient techniques effects the weight of costs and benefits. Poster session presented at the National Human Factors and Ergonomics Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. SERVICE ACTIVITIES Spring 2011 Served as Treasurer for the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Student Chapter at UHCL. Fall 2010 Served as Treasurer for the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Student Chapter at UHCL. Spring 2010 Served as Fundraising Director for the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Student Chapter at UHCL. Fall 2009 Served as Fundraising Director for the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Student Chapter at UHCL. Spring 2009 Program Committee for the Human Factors and Ergonomics One-Day Conference in Houston, TX Volunteer for Human Factors and Ergonomics One-Day Conference in Houston, TX Summer 2007 Volunteer for Urban Harvest, a food bank, for approximately three weeks. I helped to maintain the organic garden at Challenger Seven Memorial Park in Webster, Texas. References Available in PDF Download and Upon Request