June 9, 2022
Society News
Table of Contents:

  • Webinar: Resume Building and Landing Your Dream Job
  • HFES Presidential Town Hall - June 2022
  • Registration is Open for the 66th HFES International Annual Meeting
  • Call for Submissions: University Lab Posters at the 66th International Annual Meeting in Atlanta
  • Webinar: The Broad Human Factor/Ergonomics Field: from UX to Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Research
  • Human Factor Prize Submissions Accepted Until June 19
  • Congratulations to New HFES Science Policy Fellows!
  • BCPE Seeks a New Executive Director
  • Call for Volunteers: Citation of Standards
  • Call for Applications 2022 Student Member with Honors and Student Chapter Awards
  • Call for Volunteers: HFE WOMAN Awards Committee
  • Human Factors Journal
  • HFES Calendar of Events
  • Nominations Sought for Robert L. Wears Early Career Award
  • In Memoriam – Dr. Claire C. Gordan
Webinar: Resume Building and Landing Your Dream Job

Date: June 14, 2022 | 12:00 PM EDT
Speaker: Arnold Morales
Cost: FREE for HFES members
Do you want more career opportunities? Join us for a discussion with Arnold Morales, Deputy Lead Systems Engineer at Boeing, on how to build a personal brand and network from your home. Personal branding is the conscious and intentional effort to create and influence public perception of an individual. Learn how to position yourself as an authority in your industry, elevate credibility, and differentiate yourself from the competition. Arnold will discuss ways on how to advance your career, increase your circle of influence, and have a larger impact.
Save the Date: HFES Presidential Town Hall - June 2022

Join us on Friday, June 24 at 1pm ET for our next HFES Presidential Town Hall. HFES President Christopher Reid and HFES President-Elect Carolyn Sommerich will be joined by Thomas Albin and Farzan Sasangohar along with Human Factors Cast host Nick Roome for an hour long podcast discussing latest HF/E industry news and trends. Access information will be shared as we get closer to the date. 
Save the Date: HFES 2022 International Annual Meeting

Registration is now open for the 66th HFES International Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, October 10 - 14, 2022. Join us for outstanding education, networking opportunities, and more! 
The annual meeting will feature more than 130 concurrent sessions, plus interactive posters and demos, Fellows posters, User Experience Day, and a Student Career and Professional Development Day. Take away the latest research and practice solutions from 26 technical areas. Partake in focused workshops, technical tours at local facilities, and more. Additional features include a career fair, exhibition hall, Technical Group meetings and socials, receptions, and many other opportunities for catching up with old friends and making new contacts. 
Call for Submissions: University Lab Posters at the 66th International Annual Meeting in Atlanta

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. Details concerning location, dates and times of poster displays will follow in a confirmation notice that will be sent by September 20.
Webinar: The Broad Human Factor/Ergonomics Field: from UX to Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Research

Date: June 28, 2022 | 12:00 PM EDT
Speakers: Dr. Jayoung Lee and Dr. Stephen Bao
Cost: FREE for HFES members
Join us on Tuesday, June 28 to hear two experts discuss various applications of human factors/ergonomics. Dr. Lee will talk about her experience as a quantitative user experience researcher at Google. Learn what UX researchers do at Google, what “Quant” UX researchers do, and where to find resources and opportunities. Dr. Bao will discuss his journey in developing a workload calculator, which includes a large commercial janitorial workload project mandated by the Washington State Legislature. Hear about study design, field data collection, processing and challenges along the way of creating the project.
Human Factor Prize Submissions Accepted Until June 19th

The Human Factors Prize was established in 2010 by Editor-in-Chief William S. Marras. The prize recognizes excellence in HF/E research through an annual competition in which authors are invited to submit papers on a specific topic for that year. The prize carries a $5,000 cash award and consideration of publication of the winning paper in the Society's journal, Human Factors. The award is formally conferred at a special session at the HFES International Annual Meeting, where the recipient presents their work.

The topic for the 2022 Human Factors Prize Competition is: Equity and Inclusivity Eligibility
Submissions must cover original (unpublished) research in the topical area and comply with the requirements in the Human Factors Information for Authors. Review articles are not eligible for the Prize. Any researcher is eligible to submit relevant work; membership in HFES is not required. Review of submissions will be based on originality, significance, sophistication, and completeness of the work.
The winning submission is peer reviewed and considered for publication in Human Factors.

The deadline to submit: June 19, 2022.
Congratulations to the New Class of HFES Science Policy Fellows!

HFES Government Relations Committee Chair, Mica Endsley, is pleased to announce our new class of HFES Science Policy Fellows:

  • Tim Arnold, Veterans Health Administration
  • Emily Howard, The Boeing Company
  • Ram Maikala, National Safety Council
  • Sara Riggs, University of Virginia
  • Katie Tippey, Willow Tree Apps

The HFES Science Policy Fellowship (SPF) program provides a valuable opportunity for HFES members to learn how to successfully advocate for human factors and ergonomics on the national stage. Science Policy Fellows will receive extensive training in public affairs, advocacy, and outreach. They will participate in an annual Capitol Hill Day in Washington, DC, including a "Hill visit" training session and a policy-related speaker before the visit day. Science Policy Fellows will be invited to attend monthly teleconferences to review ongoing legislative and related activities and opportunities for HFES to engage in national policy decisions.

Congratulations to all!
BCPE Seeks a New Executive Director

The Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics has an exciting job opportunity! They are seeking a self-driven and highly competent Executive Director to lead their premier body for Professional Board Certification in Ergonomics, Human Factors and User Experience.

This is a chance to be a leader in the profession and operate at a national and international level. Consider applying to use your strong entrepreneurial drive and leadership qualities with the non-profit organization. You will be working with a rotating body of 11 volunteer Directors and very experienced Executive Administrator.
Call for Volunteers: Citation of Standards

Many times over the years, HFES members have told the Executive Council, both directly and in surveys, that connecting the research in HFES publications with practice is a struggle. There are many ways this translation, a strategic goal, could be accomplished. One of them is require that HFES publications cite relevant standards, best practices, etc. This citation requirement only makes sense if relevant standards and best practices can be found. Therefore: Given the educational resources to be provided, can candidate authors of HFES publications (and reviewers of them) find standards/best practices, etc. relevant to an article they are writing (or could write or review)?

We are seeking volunteers from the Society to examine the educational resources that are available to help people find standards. We provide resources to get volunteers started including a report, “Getting Research Into Practice via Standards”. Other resources may be examined as well. Volunteers should select two articles from an HFES Publication (e.g., the Journal, the Proceedings and find the standards / best practices / etc. that are relevant to each of the two articles you examined. A sample reporting template is provided.)

Please consider this request to volunteer with HFES. We appreciate all of the help our members can provide.  
Call for Applications: 2022 Student Member with Honors and Student Chapter Awards

The Student Affairs Committee is pleased to recognize the accomplishments of and service to the Society by our students and student chapters through the Student Member with Honors Award and the Outstanding Student Chapter Award. 

The deadline to submit an application is June 30, 2022.
Call for Volunteers: HFE WOMAN Awards Committee

Human Factors and Ergonomics Women’s Organization for Mentorship and Networking (HFE WOMAN) is looking for volunteers to serve on their awards committee. Committee members should be mid-to-late career HFES members from academia, industry or government. Duties include reviewing nomination packages and attending meetings via telecom or video chat.  
This committee will meet several times over the next few months in preparation for the HFES Annual Meeting in October.  
If you are interested in serving on this committee, please send your contact information and CV to the chair, Julia Wright, at HFEWOMANAwards@gmail.com.
Human Factors Journal

Twitter: @HFES_HFJournal

Human Factors is a peer-reviewed scientific journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
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 info@hfes.org.
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.
Member News
In Memoriam - Dr. Claire C. Gordon

Dr. Claire Catherine Gordon passed away on May 23, 2022. She was a retired statistician, applied anthropologist, and world traveler who was devoted to her animals and the family cottage that she made home in Greenville, Georgia.

She began her career in 1983 as a research anthropologist at the US Army Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center in Massachusetts. From 1986 - 1988, Claire directed the US Army Anthropometric Survey, measuring more than 9,000 solider for 132 body dimensions in an effort to improve the fit and safety of everything from military uniforms to body armor to helicopter cockpits and armored vehicles.
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