August 4, 2022
Society News
Table of Contents:
  • HFES 2022 International Annual Meeting Updates
  • 2022 Fellows Election Results
  • 2022 Election of Officers and Executive Council Members
  • New Member Benefit: Online Mentorship Program
  • Q2 HFES Disability and Chronic Illness Affinity Group Meeting – August 9
  • Register Today: HFES Webinar on Musculoskeletal Disorders – August 17
  • Register Today: HFES Webinar on Strategies and Challenges in Applying Anthropometric Data in Design – August 30
  • Summer Sale: HFES Consultant and Expert Witness Directory
  • Register Today for the 8th ErgoX Symposium
  • Nominations Sought for Robert L. Wears Early Career Award deadline August 31
  • IEA Extends Submission Deadline for IEA/Kingfar Award deadline September 30
HFES 2022 International Annual Meeting Updates
  • The Advanced Rate deadline for the 66th HFES International Annual Meeting is August 5, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET. Secure your spot today now to ensure you are paying the lowest rate possible to attend.

  • New for 2022, HFES will be kicking off the International Annual Meeting with an Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony on Monday, October 10. This event will recognize award recipients from the HFES community for their achievements and outstanding work. There will be an opportunity to meet the winners, network with your peers, and more! RSVP for this event during the registration process, if you have already registered, you will receive an email on how to add a ticket to your registration.

  • HFES is excited to announce this year's Keynote Speaker is Captain Craig Bomben, Vice President of Flight Operations for Boeing Test & Evaluation and Enterprise Chief Test Pilot. Named to this position in 2015, Bomben provides operational leadership and business oversight for all flight operations, including developmental and production flight tests of Boeing commercial airplanes and military aircraft. Bomben also serves as the skill team captain for pilots across the enterprise.

  • Applications are open for the Chapanis Best Student Paper Award until August 5th. The paper shall be the result of work accomplished by the student(s) while enrolled in an appropriate academic curriculum. For more details, download the Award application.

  • HFES is pleased to offer opportunities for students to apply for funding to assist them in attending the 66th Annual Meeting. Applications for both awards are due no later than August 19, 2022. A limited number of awards are available. Faculty members must coordinate to ensure that no student is nominated more than one time. One may only apply for one or the other travel award. Learn More.

  • HFES invites university labs conducting research and application on human factors/ergonomics to display a poster at our 66th International Annual Meeting in Atlanta. The purpose of this showcase is to demonstrate the variety of HF/E educational and research programs, not to describe specific research projects. University lab posters may be attended by lab representatives or they may be unattended. There is no proceedings paper associated with lab poster displays. A limited number of spaces are available. The submission deadline is September 7. Learn More.

  • HFES Career Center returns October 11-14 in Atlanta. Click here for more information on how to participate.

  • Workshops spots are filling up fast! Extend your learning by taking a deep dive into one or more workshops, led by subject matter experts from around the industry. Learn more.

  • View Chair Emeritus Ron Boring's Message about the 66th International Annual Meeting! Watch video.
Congratulations to the 2022 HFES Fellows

The designation of Fellow is the highest recognition bestowed by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Elevation to the HFES College of Fellows is an honor conferred by peers to distinguished colleagues in recognition of their outstanding achievements, consistently superior professional performance, exceptional contributions to the field, and personal service to the Society, along with other meritorious accomplishments.

HFES is extremely proud to welcome our newest Fellows to the Society:
Dr. Richard Pak
Dr. Terry Fairbanks
Congratulations to our new Fellows!
2022 Election of Officers & Executive Council Members

Meet the Candidates
The following HFES members were nominated and have agreed to be candidates for office in the 2022 election. Full HFES Members may cast their ballots until 11:59 PM EDT on August 26.

Candidates for President-Elect
  • Susan Kotowski, University of Cincinnati
  • John Lee, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Candidates for Secretary-Treasurer-Elect:
  • Julie Gilpin-McMinn, Spirit AeroSystems
  • Nicole Werner, Indiana University

Candidates for Executive Council Member At-Large:
  • Matthew Bolton, University of Virginia
  • Linda Boyle, University of Washington
  • Paul Green, University of Michigan
  • Shannon Roberts, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Farzan Sasangohar, Texas A&M University
  • Abigail Woolridge, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

The election closes August 26 at 11:59 PM EDT. Reminder emails with voting credentials will be sent to those who have not yet cast their ballots.

Eligible voting members were sent an email notification with the link to the secure election ballot on July 27 and a reminder on August 3 and should contact if they need their ballot link to be sent again. Any eligible voting member who has any barrier associated with voting online may request a paper ballot by contacting Paper ballots must be received, not postmarked, by the same deadline as for online ballots in order to be counted:
New Member Benefit: Online Mentorship Program

The HFES Online Mentorship Program connects professionals at all career levels and provides both mentors and mentees opportunities to develop new relationships, share experiences, and learn from others outside their organizations. It enables established professionals to serve as mentors as a way of giving back to the discipline of human factors and ergonomics, and paying forward the support and guidance they received during the development of their careers. The program aims to connect members of HFES for the purposes of professional development, information exchange, networking, personal growth, and career advancement.

Mentorship can help one identify potential career paths by expanding their knowledge of career options within the industry and providing learning experiences outside of their workplaces. It can help shape the future leaders through expansion of their professional competencies, and, therefore, cultivate a diverse and high-quality pool of candidates in the workforce in the process. Mentorship is a critical component to attracting a more diverse workforce by providing opportunities for professionals new to the industry to learn about the culture of scholarly communications, make new contacts, and feel welcome in our community.

More information and registration sign-up will follow soon. In the interim, please click the button below for more information.
Save the Date: Q2 HFES Disability / Chronic Illness Affinity Group Meeting

Date: August 9, 2022
Time: 12:30 pm EDT

The Disability / Chronic Illness Affinity Group is a space for networking, mentorship, and advocacy within HFES for people identifying as disabled or living with a chronic health condition. All are welcome to our August 9 online meeting taking place from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Eastern Time. 

No registration required. CART captioning provided. To allow HFES to best meet your other access needs and/or accommodation requests in the most meaningful manner, please email
Register Today: HFES Webinar on Musculoskeletal Disorders

Date: August 17, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm EDT
Speakers: Ken Kolosh: Statistics Manager, Dr. Rammohan Maikala: Subject Matter Expert-Program Technical Consultant, Emily Prentice: Senior Research Associate, Paige Debaylo: Research Manager

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), often stemming from ergonomic risk factors, are the largest category of workplace injuries in the United States. According to the 2021 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, overexertion injuries (lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, or carrying objects) are the leading cause for disabling work-related injuries, costing businesses more than $58 billion every year. Additionally, according to NSC Injury Facts, in 2020, the U.S. private sector experienced 247,620 MSD injuries or illnesses resulting in days away from work. To address the significant risk of MSDs, the National Safety Council joined with a major industry partner in 2021 and created the MSD Solutions Lab.

In this session, NSC researchers from the MSD Solutions Lab will provide an overview of the initiative and discuss work to date, including the outcome of their scoping review on MSD literature in identifying the challenges for research, innovation, and collaboration, and the building of an index for tracking organization performance to support research into practice. In summary, this session will highlight the MSD Solutions Lab initiatives by discussing current work and plans for future innovation, research, and practice to help ensure that all workplaces are free from MSDs and MSD risk so worker can thrive on and off the clock.
Register Today: HFES/AES Joint Webinar on Strategies and Challenges in Applying Anthropometric Data in Design

Date: August 30, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm EDT
Speakers: Mitch Carswell, CPE, Project Lead, Sandalwood Engineering and Ergonomics; Bruce Bradtmiller, PhD, Senior Consulting Scientist, Anthrotech

This interactive and discussion-based webinar will be centered around common anthropometric challenges faced by both academics/researchers and industry/practitioners, such as:

  • Use of biomechanical measurements, their modeling, and their application to real-world scenarios.
  • Using anthropometry as the driver of equipment, products, workstations, and work process design.
  • Implications when anthropometrics is not considered in design and how one must compensate or adjust after the fact.
  • Other related topics, experiences, and concerns raised by webinar attendees.
Summer Sale: HFES Consultant and Expert Witness Directory

Among the many resources HFES provides is a searchable directory of consultants and experts who may provide expert witness testimony regarding human factors.

The HFES Expert Witness and Consultant Directory includes experts who may speak on multiple topics including, but not limited to, the reduction or elimination of workers' injuries, automotive ergonomics, ergonomics task flow analysis, worksite assessment, industrial rehabilitation, forensic ergonomics reaction time, modified work tasks, work station design, human behavior/human error, and much more.

HFES members, as well as nonmembers, may purchase an annual listing in the directory. Individuals as well as companies are included in the directory. A company is required to have at least two HFES Full Members as full-time staff to be included in this valuable resource.

The detailed listing for a consultant contains full contact information and specialties and may also include:

  • Additional Expertise Areas
  • Educational Background
  • Supplemental Background (e.g., Certifications or Honors)
  • Consulting Experience such as a List or Past Clients/Projects

HFES is offering a limited-time discount on listings. Click the button below and use code EXCD22 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Friday, August 19, 2022 and receive a 25% discount.
Register for the 8th ErgoX Symposium

ErgoX showcases and applies the latest ergonomics science to workplace health, safety, wellness, and injury-prevention issues across a variety of domains and settings.
With the theme this year, “Designing Technology for People”, ErgoX will address how we can advance safe and effective user technology adoption. ErgoX will explore the latest in new technology and research and its applications in human factors and ergonomics. The 8th ErgoX Symposium features four concurrent tracks: Exoskeletons, Robotics, Cybersecurity, and our newest offering - Extended Reality.
Join us October 14 & 15 - immediately following the 66th Annual Meeting of HFES at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Atlanta, GA, USA. 
Nominations Sought for Robert L. Wears Early Career Award

Nominations for the 2022 Robert L. Wears Early Career Award are now being accepted. The HCTG is looking forward to seeing the achievements of academics and practitioners, in honor of Dr. Wears' pioneering work!

The deadline for receipt of nominations is August 31, 2022.
IEA Extends Submission Deadline for IEA/Kingfar Award

The IEA/Kingfar Award is given annually to honor persons who have high-quality human factors/ergonomics (HFE) research achievements. The purpose of the award is to significantly promote and reward high-quality original research and applications on new and emerging HFE issues or issues specifically related to industrially developing countries (IDCs), as well as to promote a career path in HFE.

The deadline for submission of applications is September 30, 2022
HFES Calendar of Events
Attention Chapters, Technical Groups, Affinity Groups and beyond – HFES is pleased to post information concerning any upcoming meetings, webinars, or other events you wish to raise awareness about on our Calendar of Events page. We also will post meetings of allied societies provided they do not occur close to any HFES organized activity.
Let us know about your meetings and other events
Member News
HFES wants to promote the important achievements of our members in the bi-weekly Bulletin. Appropriate topics include research milestones or other significant achievements, professional accolades, awards or recognitions, promotions or new positions, and similar professionally-oriented topics. If you would like to share news with the HFES community, please fill out the form
Additionally, if you are made aware of the passing of any members of HFES, please let us know. Contact HFES Executive Director Steven Kemp at
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