September 16, 2011
The MSU student chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) received formal recognition at the HFES national meeting to be held in Las Vegas, NV September 19-23 for their activities in 2010. The national office awards student chapters different levels of recognition depending upon a number of factors including activity. In the first year as a nationally recognized chapter, the MSU student chapter received a Bronze level award. Some of the activities the student group was involved in included outreach through a presentation at a local high school during national ergonomics month, a guest lecture and workshop in collaboration with the Starkville Greater Development Office, and social activities such as a summer potluck and lunch-n-bowl. Co-advisors Dr. Lesley Strawderman and Dr. Kari-Babski-Reeves are extremely proud of this accomplishment. Students interested in joining the MSU HFES student chapter should contact Drs. Strawderman or Babski-Reeves.