Student & Early Career Professionals

FPE facilitates mentoring of students and early career professionals in the practice of Ergonomics. Although university degree programs provide the basic knowledge and skills of any profession, practice skills and standards of professional conduct are best learned "on the job." Unfortunately, most choosing to enter the field do not have the opportunity to participate in the relatively few formal internship programs that might be available. Mentoring through FPE is a more informal process by which individuals are paired with established professionals for the specific purposes and needs of the mentee. This is typically accomplished remotely, even internationally, through various electronic media and technology. Examples include: pairing on shared research interests and/or projects, serving ad hoc on thesis and dissertation committees, practicum/temporary/entry level employment...the mentoring opportunities available through FPE are limitless.

Anyone interested in becoming involved with the student mentoring program should contact Bob Smillie, PhD, CPE at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or H. Harvey Cohen, PhD, CPE at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Contact Us

Foundation for Professional Ergonomics
P.O. Box 2176
Bellingham, WA 98227

Who We Are

The Foundation for Professional Ergonomics was established in 2004 as a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing professionalism in ergonomics through educational activities and awards.  Our goals support the goals of BCPE, and we work closely with the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) on various ergonomics practitioner initiatives.  FPE attained an IRS 501(c)(3) status enabling tax-deductible donations from those sharing this dedication to professionalism in ergonomics. 
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