2016-2017 SJSU HFES Council

It’s been a busy year, but we’re happy to finally announce and congratulate the newest HFES Council for 2016-2017!

President: Tiffany Wong
Vice President: Jenna Garafalo
Treasurer: Michael Chambers
Secretary: Chia-Wei Tu
Director of Marketing: Keerthika Ramakrishnan
Director of Events: Alexander Scott
We wish them the best as they ramp up their plans for the coming year!

Elections for 2016-2017 HFES Council

It’s that time of year again: Elections for the new 2016-2017 SJSU HFES Council has begun!

We have some great candidates lined up to lead HFES next year, so please take a few minutes to help decide!

Voting will be accepted by paid HFES members. The voting period is open until Friday, April 15 at 5:00 PM. All votes will be kept strictly confidential.

Vote here!

 

FemEng

SJSU HFES is proud to host the first FemEng event with Tau Beta Phi with the support of the SJSU College of Engineering on Saturday, April 9th from 10 am – 3 pm.

What is FemEng?

FemEng is an interactive day of workshops and demonstrations for high school girls who are interested and wish to explore opportunities in STEM, especially engineering, at San Jose State University! Any high school aged girl can attend. Sign up here!

UC Berkeley’s Ergonomics Lab is helping out and coming to run the Human Factors Engineering workshop for the girls. Navaneeta Dorbala, UX Researcher/volunteer, and Dr. Carisa Harris-Adamson, director of the UCSF/UCB Ergonomics lab will be the workshop instructors.

Wanna help out?

Help promote science and engineering to the next generation of female scientists! We need awesome volunteers like you to help us run a smooth operation which includes set-up, guiding the girls between rooms, helping out with lunch, and clean-up. If you’re interested, please sign up here! Volunteers will get a free lunch for helping out.

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SJSU HFES 2016 Healthcare Symposium

This year’s HFES Healthcare Symposium is in San Diego from Wednesday, April 13th-Saturday April 16th. Early registration ends March 30th.

SJSU HFES is organizing a get together at the conference on Thursday, April 14th from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm for lunch in the Banquet Hall for alumni, students, professors, and friends. Please join us and sign up here to save your seat.

Professor David Schuster Receives NSF CAREER Award

SJSU Assistant Professor David Schuster (Department of Psychology, College of Social Sciences and Human Factors & Ergonomics program faculty member) has received the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his proposal “CAREER: RUI: Understanding Human Cognition in Computer Network Defense.”

Read more here: http://www.sjsu.edu/researchfoundation/news/ & http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1553018

Learn more about Dr. Schuster here: www.sjsu.edu/people/david.schuster/

Congratulations Professor Schuster!

Tour at Sony PlayStation

Sign up here! http://goo.gl/forms/qMN3trELLH

WHAT:
Tour of Sony PlayStation’s user research labs led by SJSU Human Factors & Ergonomics alumnus Russell Williams.

WHERE:
Sony Computer Entertainment of America
2207 Bridgepointe Pkwy
San Mateo, CA 94404

WHEN:
Monday, March 28th 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Please show up at least 15 min. in advance. Attendees will need to sign an NDA to enter.

HOW:
First come, first served with priority going to paid members! Limited to 15 people. Selected attendees will signed up through Google Forms will receive an e-mail confirming their attendance. Officers will be at the event to collect membership dues from those who have not already paid.

Sign up here! http://goo.gl/forms/qMN3trELLH

Tour at Google

Sign up using this Google Form!! http://goo.gl/forms/1yv8RFc47J

WHAT:
Visitors Tour
You will get a tour from an official Googler tour guide, see the Visitor’s Center, the Android Statue Garden, and visit the Google store!

Presentation/Panel + Q/A
TBD

Attendees will be given swag!

WHERE:
Google Visitor Center
1911 Landings Drive
Mountain View, CA 94043

WHEN:
Friday, March 18th 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Please show up at least 15 min. in advance.

HOW:
First come, first served with priority going to paid members! Limited to 30 people. Selected attendees will signed up through Google Forms (http://goo.gl/forms/1yv8RFc47J) will receive an e-mail confirming their attendance. Officers will be at the event to collect membership dues from those who have not already paid.

Sign up here! http://goo.gl/forms/1yv8RFc47J

San Jose State University Ranked 6th in the “Top 50 Best Value UX Design Graduate Programs of 2016” by Value Colleges!

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  “Top 50 Best Value UX Design Graduate Programs of 2016”

Based on information gathered from early career pay on Payscale, rankings on U.S. News and World Report, and the cost of tuition, Value College determined the best ROI and ranked UX graduate programs around the nation.

Why was San Jose State University ranked 6th in the Top 50 Best Value UX Design Graduate Program of 2016?

According to Value College, San Jose State University has….

  • The most graduates hired in Silicon Valley than any other university
  • Top computer science programs in the world
  • Top ranking computer engineering school in the U.S. News and World Report
  • A Human Factors and Ergonomics Master’s program that is “flexible, interdisciplinary, exploratory and allows students to customize according to their interest”
  • An affordable tuition with a great ROI

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