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!


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!

HFES Bay Area Chapter – First Revitalizing Meeting


HFES is revitalizing the Bay Area chapter of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society!

Friday, December 18th, from 11am-2pm; Genentech in South San Francisco.

Lunch is generously being provided by Genentech!

The meeting will include a networking session, article review by David Rempel, exoskeleton research presentation by UC Berkeley a graduate student, and ergonomics in a new work environment by Meg Honan. There will also be a tour of Genentech.

If you can’t make it in-person, the lunch-time lectures will be webcast as a webinar as well!

Rough Agenda:
11am-11:15 Welcome; Meg Honan (Genentech, Inc.) Chapter Re-start President
11:15-11:45 Networking/Box lunch pick-up; Dan Nathan-Roberts (San José State University)
11:45-12:15 Article review (webcast) David Rempel (University of California Berkeley/San Francisco)
12:15-12:40 Exoskeleton research presentation (webcast) (UC Berkeley Student)
12:40-12:50 Ergonomics in a New Work Environment (NWE) (webcast) Meg Honan (Genentech, Inc.)
12:50-1:30 Optional tour of NWE or Networking

Article Review: The article review will cover a recently published physical ergonomics study; Van Eerd D, et al., Effectiveness of Workplace interventions in the Prevention of Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders and Symptoms: an Update of the Evidence. Occup Environ Med 2015;0:1–9. doi:10.1136/oemed-2015-102992
A digital copy will be emailed after RSVPs.

Webinar: If you cannot attend in-person, the article review, exoskeleton research presentation, and presentation on ergonomics in a New Work Environment (NWE)

Please RSVP to confirm your lunch or reserve a spot in the webinar.

This event is free to attend.


How to get there?

Directions can be found here: https://www.gene.com/contact-us/visit-us/s-san-francisco

How does parking work?

Please park in the visitor parking lots and register in one of the lobby buildings.

Is Public Transit Available?

Genentech provides shuttle transportation service to and from the Glen Park BART and Millbrae BART/Caltrain stations for employees, contractors and visitors. For more information about shuttle schedules, or if you need assistance planning your trip, please call the gRide Hotline at (650) 225-5000, or call (650) 225-1000 and ask for Employee Transportation.

Where can I contact the organizer with any food alergies, questions, etc.?

Please email Dan.Nathan-Roberts@sjsu.edu

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you do not.

2015 International HFES Conference

Registration for this year’s HFES conference in Los Angeles has begun!

The conference will be from October 26-30th at the JW Marriott in downtown Los Angeles.

There is a discount for students who are registered members of HFES.

The HFES council will help coordinate room shares/transportation for those who are interested. If you are interested, please email any of the HFES council officers.


Volunteer Hotel Information

Also, there is a student hotel organized by the HFES student chairs for VOLUNTEERS at Hotel Figueroa on 939 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, visit the following link for more information: http://www.hfes.org/web/HFESBulletin/May2015StudentVolunteers.html. Opportunities are limited.

“To make a reservation, call (213) 627-8971 and ask for reservations. Let them know that you are wi
th HFES to receive the discounted rate.

Cancellations must be received 72 hours in advance of arrival to avoid a no show charge.

Rate: $130 single / $159 double

Students: Share a Room and Save

Student Volunteer Cochair Thomas Gable has set up a student roommate-matching service for the Annual Meeting. If you need to find a roommate, please complete this survey: http://goo.gl/forms/Hii9ZhtRmD. You can view the responses of others after completing the survey, and you are responsible for contacting those who match your preferences and for making your own lodging arrangements. Please e-mail both Student Volunteer Cochairs, Thomas Gable (thomas.gable@gatech.edu) and Brittany Neilson (brittany.n.neilson@gmail.com), with questions.

Also, an HFES 2015 Conference Student Attendees Facebook group for Annual Meeting student attendees has been created to relay information, share travel tips, provide updates about social events at the meeting, and address any issues or questions that you may have.


Special Student Deal: 16-Month HFES Student Membership

HFES values the next generation of emerging HF/E professionals. The Society is offering a special extended 16-month membership (for the 12-month rate) through December 31, 2016, for students who join beginning September 1, 2015.

When you join HFES you become an important part of the world’s largest individual-membership organization for HF/E and allied professionals. Their membership includes:

Journals and Publications: Access to six scholarly publications and over 50,000 archived articles that keep them up to date with the latest research and applications in the field of HF/E.

Discounts on Premier Events: Three premier conferences feature hundreds of lecture presentations, panel sessions, and posters that highlight innovative and pioneering HF/E.

Global Network: The opportunity to build meaningful and lasting professional relationships with peers and HF/E experts from across the globe.

HFES Career Center: Job-searching and résumé-posting through the HFES Online and On-Site Career Center.

Webinars: Access to presentations on key topical areas and important research and information in a variety of domains.

For more information about the benefits of HFES student membership and to submit an application, visit https://www.hfes.org//Web/Membership/membership.html or contact the Member Services Department at 310/394-1811 or membership@hfes.org.