June 20, 2024

Society News

Table of Contents

  • #IAMHFES: Shiva Rasouli
  • International Ergonomics Association Seeks Nominees for Elected Office
  • Education and Training Committee Chair Position
  • Nominate Ph.D. Students for the HFES Doctoral Colloquium
  • Register Now for ASPIRE—The HFES Annual Meeting
  • HFES Emerging Leaders Program
  • HFES Accepting Applications for Student Travel Award Grants
  • Program Participation Opportunities for ASPIRE
  • HFES Job Fair at ASPIRE
  • Sponsorship Opportunities at ASPIRE
  • Upcoming Meetings and Activities
  • Community Updates

#IAMHFES: Shiva Rasouli

This month's #IAMHFES member spotlight video is from Shiva Rasouli, a Ph.D. student at the University of Michigan, Dearborn. Shiva discusses her journey starting with her master's research on human errors in the CPR process. Shiva's Ph.D. research focuses on studying drivers' emotions and cognitive load in autonomous vehicles, emphasizing the importance of understanding human behavior for designing such systems. 

Click the image above to view the full video.

The #IAMHFES campaign will highlight members from across HFES throughout the year. Stay tuned for more videos!

International Ergonomics Association Seeks Nominees for Elected Office

The International Ergonomics Association (IEA) is accepting nominations for president, vice president/secretary general, and vice president/treasurer. The terms of office start immediately following the Triennial Congress taking place in Jeju, Korea, from August 25-29, 2024. Terms of service are for three years.

To be eligible for an office, a candidate must be a member of a federated society and either have served previously on the council or be the current representative. A candidate should have demonstrated service to the IEA and continuity of attendance at the council meetings. In addition, a candidate for the president should have served at least one term on the executive committee. An individual who has served two terms as the secretary general or as the treasurer, or has served one term in each office, is also eligible to be a candidate for the president.

Nominations must come from the federated societies of IEA. HFES members interested in IEA elected office should contact president@hfes.org.  

Nominations are due Sunday, June 30.

Education and Training Committee Chair Position

HFES is seeking expressions of interest for the chair of the Education and Training Committee as well as for members of that committee.

The Education and Training Committee:

  • Assesses educational and training needs for HFES members.
  • Develops and implements proposals to meet them.
  • Makes recommendations to the Executive Council on priorities and delivery methods.

HF/E is such a dynamic field, so there is always something new to learn. As a member of the Education and Training Committee, you will play an important role in making sure that HFES members have access to educational and training materials that meet their needs. It is also an excellent opportunity to network with other like-minded members.

If interested, please email the education division chair, Keith S. Jones (keith.s.jones@ttu.edu) by Monday, July 1.

Nominate Ph.D. Students for the HFES Doctoral


Nominations are being accepted for the second HFES Doctoral Colloquium, taking place on Monday, September 9 at ASPIRE—the HFES Annual Meeting in Phoenix.

This half-day event with lunch is for Ph.D. students graduating by 2026 and will focus on obtaining and succeeding in an academic position. Department heads can nominate up to two students.

Submissions are due by Monday, July 15. 

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Register Now for ASPIRE—The HFES Annual Meeting

Make plans to join us from September 9-13 in Phoenix at ASPIRE—the HFES International Annual Meeting with the mission to advance systems and practices through innovation, research and education. 

View the full schedule for ASPIRE and register for an engaging week filled with insightful sessions, workshops and networking opportunities designed to help you connect and grow. ASPIRE is planned to attract nearly 2,000 attendees from academia, government and industry and will feature more than 600 technical presentations including a variety of special sessions.

The regular registration deadline is 11:59 p.m. PT on Friday, August 30.


HFES Emerging Leaders Program

The Executive Council announces the continuation of the Emerging Leaders Program, an educational and mentoring opportunity during ASPIRE aimed at fostering future leaders in HFES through participation in the Executive Council meeting, discussions, mentorship and networking with council members.

Those interested in this opportunity must be in good standing as a student affiliate, early-career professional or full HFES member (for not more than six years) to be considered.

Submit nominations by Monday, July 1.

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HFES Accepting Applications for Student Travel Award Grants

HFES is pleased to offer opportunities for students to apply for funding to aid them in attending ASPIRE.

Travel Award for First-Year Graduate Students

The Travel Award for First-Year Graduate Students supplies $500 for graduate students in the first year of their academic program (i.e., entered the program no earlier than the fall of 2023) to support their travel to ASPIRE.  

Student Presenter Award

The Student Presenter Award supplies $500 to students who are authors of accepted papers or posters for ASPIRE to support their travel-related expenses. The student must be listed as the presenting author of the associated work at the time of submission.

Eligible students may only apply for one of these two awards. Application forms are due by Monday, July 15.

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Program Participation Opportunities for ASPIRE

HFES is committed to expanding opportunities for attendees at all stages of their research and careers to share their work and receive feedback from colleagues. Discover the following participation opportunities available at ASPIRE.

  • Posters With Fellows: The Posters With Fellows session allows HFES members and students to interact with distinguished colleagues in a low-key setting, presenting posters on new results, retrospectives, challenging frontiers or engaging topics relevant to human factors. Register by Wednesday, July 31.

  • University Lab Posters: The University Lab Posters highlight the diverse educational and research programs within the HF/E community by allocating space for university labs to display posters showcasing their contributions to the field. Reserve your space by Wednesday, July 31.

  • Collaborative Solutions: Participants will present a poster outlining a problem or question for feedback, with attendees providing suggestions on index cards pinned to the board, addressing both industry and research-oriented issues. The submission deadline is Thursday, August 1.

  • Lightning Lessons: HFES will offer seven-minute Lightning Lesson slots for brief, focused presentations to start new discussions, allowing speakers to share a single key point or useful insight using a limited number of slides. The submission deadline is Thursday, August 1.


The HFES Job Fair is open to all organizations that purchase a booth or table at the job fair and one (1) online job posting through the HFES Job Board. Follow the steps below: 

  1. Complete the registration form to attend the HFES Job Fair. 
  2. View the Job Fair floor plan and Job Fair hours. 
  3. Select one of the online Job Board packages to post on the HFES Job Board.
  4. Post one or more job openings on the online HFES Job Board by Monday, August 12 to allow candidates sufficient time to browse available positions. 

Not only will you gain access to top talent in the field of HF/E, each participating organization will receive two (2) complimentary badges for attending personnel. 

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Sponsorship Opportunities at ASPIRE

HFES offers three levels of sponsorship and more than 20 individual sponsorship opportunities, providing options to meet every budget!

Aligning a sponsorship with your brand forges awareness of your business can be custom designed to meet your marketing goals and gives your company additional exposure to HF/E professionals and decision makers that participate in ASPIRE, including the next generation of professionals and decision makers.

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Upcoming Meetings and Activities


Attention chapters, technical groups, affinity groups and beyond: HFES is pleased to post information concerning upcoming meetings, webinars or other events you wish to raise awareness about on our events listing 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. Email us at info@hfes.org.

Event Schedule

Community Updates

HFES wants to promote the important achievements of our members in the biweekly Bulletin. Appropriate topics include research milestones or other significant achievements, professional accolades, awards or recognitions, promotions or new positions and similar professionally oriented topics.

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