Background

Kita Cranfill is a Software Engineer for the Software Services Development Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Web Design from Tennessee Tech, class of 2015, and is currently perusing her Master of Science in Software Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. Mrs. Cranfill’s expertise focuses on the design and implementation of software tools for the Department of Energy.

At ORNL, Mrs. Cranfill supports projects within National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS), Advanced Manufacturing (AMO), Building Technologies (BTO), Geoinformatics, and Transportation.

Her portfolio is a collection of visualization tools, energy cost calculators, data collection systems, mobile applications, and mapping tools which have contributed to millions of square feet of energy reduction and the pursuit of future energy research.

Mrs. Cranfill is an active member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and ORNL’s Women in Computing group. She is also a mentor for DOE’s Undergraduate Laboratory Internships program (SULI) which she uses to support the advancement of young computer science professionals. She also loves puppies.

Education

2015
Tennessee Tech University
Web Design
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
2021
Pennsylvania State University
Software Engineering
Master of Science (M.S.)

Staff Activities

Mentorship:

2021

ORISE/SULI Mentor

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education is a U.S. Department of Energy institute that facilitates a variety of scientific initiatives by placing students and scholars in organizations seeking interim expertise.

Professional Societies:

2020

Society of Women Engineers Member

Empower women to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders; expand the image of the engineering and technology professions as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusion.

2020

Association for Computer Machinery Member

As the world’s largest computing society, ACM strengthens the profession's collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence.