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Barry Beith PhD. of HumanCentric to speak

For this weeks discussion group Barry Beith, Founder, CEO, and Chief Technical Officer of HumanCentric, as well as Fellow and Past president of HFES will be sharing his experiences as a leader, entrepreneur, and expert in our field on April 9th at 2:30pm Rm 419 Brackett Hall.

This is the third and final speaker presenting in honor of Human Factors Month this April.

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Stacy A. Balk: The Accuracy of Observers’ Estimates of the Effect of Glare on Nighttime Vision…

“The Accuracy of Observers’ Estimates of the Effect of Glare on Nighttime Vision: Do We Exaggerate the Disabling Effects of Glare? ” by Stacy A. Balk.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
8:45 AM
Cooper Library – Brown Room (conference room to the right of main lobby)

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Joshua A. Gomer: Spatial Perception and Robot Operation…

“Spatial Perception and Robot Operation: The Relationship Between Visual Spatial Ability and Performance in Direct Line of Sight and Teleoperation ” by Joshua A. Gomer.

Monday, April 12, 2010
2:30 PM
Brackett 419

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Stephanie R. Fishel-Brown: The Relationship Between Energy Balance Understanding…

“The Relationship Between Energy Balance Understanding and Measures of Wellness” by Stephanie R. Fishel-Brown.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
3:30 PM
Brackett 419

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Jenna Scisco receives the SMART Scholarship from DoD

HF student Jenna Scisco was awarded the Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship (http://smart.asee.org/) by the Department of Defense. The scholarship will pay for full tuition, fees, and health insurance, and provide a monthly stipend and book allowance for two years (2010-2012). As part of the scholarship program, she will complete an internship in summer 2011 and be employed for two years after graduation at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA; http://www.dtra.mil/) at Fort Belvoir, VA.

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Jonathan Drum of John Deere to speak

Jonathan Drum, Vehicle Human Factors Engineer at John Deere & Co., will speak about about the human factors design challenges specific to the construction industry and the tools he uses to solve those problems.

Please note, this talk is scheduled for April 8th (Thursday) at XX:XX in the Psychology Conference room (Brackett Hall 419).

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Anne McLaughlin of NCSU to speak about Wii and cognitive training

Dr. Anne McLaughlin, who directs the LACElab and Gains Through Gaming lab at NCSU, is visiting. She’ll speak about her NSF-funded project on cognitive training using the Nintendo Wii.

The talk is scheduled for 4/2/2010 at 2:30 pm in the Psychology conference room (Brackett 419).


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HF Discussion Group: Rick Tyrrell

For this week’s HF Discussion Group Rick Tyrrell will discuss issues surrounding drivers’ ability to see that there are pedestrians are out there at night.  He’ll show off some new data from Australia and some still-pretty-fresh data from Clemson.  He won’t be following a script but will be hoping that the crowd shares plenty of ideas, interruptions, and interesting interpretations.

As usual, we will meet Friday at 2:30 in the Psychology Conference Room, 419 Brackett Hall (accessible through room 418, across from the top of the ‘angled’ atrium stairs).

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No HF discussion group today

Cancelled today due to Spring Break

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iTiger research and development project

For this week’s discussion group, Jenna and Nate has arranged for the iTiger team to present their research and development project, which is in need of human centered design and usability testing expertise.  This presentation will allow us as a department to explore an opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration and new possibilities for courses and credit.  The iTiger team is made up of computer science, information management, and business graduate and undergraduate students.  Currently the students are enrolled for 1 credit hour of Creative Inquiry, but plan on increasing this to two or three credit hours in the future.  We will discuss and demo their technology as well as how their departments are dealing with interdisciplinary projects/classes such as this in their curriculum. Continue Reading →

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