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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Top Five Psychology Idols!

We have identified the “Top Five” Psychology Idols!  Congratulations!

They are listed here: http://people.clemson.edu/~bstephe/PsychIdolTopFiveSpring2010.html

Vote for your favorite……to determine the “Final Two” Idols.

To vote, send an email to me at bstephe@clemson.edu and put the idol’s number in the subject line.

For example, type  Idol#4 in the subject line of the email to cast a vote for that Idol.

You may vote only once:  send ONLY ONE email.  No multiple votes!

After we identify the “Two Finalist” vote-getters, we’ll move to the Final round.

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Clemson @ Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology Conference 2010 in Atlanta

A large group of Clemson students and faculty presented at the SIOP conference in Atlanta.  See information about their presentations below:
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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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Vote for the next Psychology Idol

We have identified 10 “Top Tier” Psychology Idols!  Congratulations!

They are listed here: http://people.clemson.edu/~bstephe/PsychIdolTopTierSpring2010.html

Vote for your favorite……to determine the “Top Five” Idols.

To vote, send an email to me at bstephe@clemson.edu and put the idol’s number in the subject line.

For example, type  Idol#4 in the subject line of the email to cast a vote for that Idol.

You may vote only once:  send ONLY ONE email.  No multiple votes!

Voting closes midnight, Friday April 9th.

After we identify the “Top Five” vote-getters, we’ll move to the next round.

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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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