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From the Foundation for Professional Ergonomics

Award presented to Hyungil Kim by Dieter’s wife, Karel, at the 2016 HFES Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

Congratulations to Hyungil Kim, winner of the 2016 Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award from the Foundation for Professional Ergonomics, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing professionalism in ergonomics.  Kim, a PhD student in Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, is the sixth recipient of the award, which was created in honor of Dieter Jahns, a lifelong advocate of the practice of ergonomics and a leader in ergonomics certification.  In addition to the plaque, Kim received a cash award of $1,000 and HFES added complimentary registration for the Annual Meeting.

 FPE Board members, Waldemar Karwowski and Harvey Cohen present the Ergonomics Practitioner of the Year Award to Tony Andre and Andy Imada.

For 2016, the Foundation for Professional Ergonomics (FPE) initiated an annual award to recognize colleagues who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the practice of ergonomics through their professional lifetime achievements and/or specific implementation projects.  Recipients for this year are Anthony D. Andre, PhD, CPE and Andrew S. Imada, PhD, CPE for their lifetime achievements in promoting ergonomics professionalism.  Both are Past Presidents of HFES and run their own businesses. The award was presented at a special gathering of HFES colleagues.

In 2016, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) posed a challenge to students to create a 2-minute video to answer the question, "How does human factors/ergonomics help people?"  The range of applications of human factors/ergonomics (HF/E) research is vast, and these videos capture an aspect of the field’s breadth in a concise yet creative and engaging manner.  The video contest was part of HFES's vision of extending the reach and relevance of HFES and the HF/E discipline

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Dr. Tom Albin and Dr. Carlos Espejo Guasco at Training Course.

Ergonomists Without Borders committee members Dr. Carlos Espejo Guasco and Dr. Tom Albin presented an applied ergonomics course December 1 – 3, 2015 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The worshop was sponsored by the Administradora de Riesgos Laborales Salud Segura (Administration for Occupational Hazards and Health Insurance), an agency of the Government of the Dominican Republic, and by Sociedad Dominicana de Ergonomía, La Sociedad de Ergonomistas de Mexico and Caribbean, and the International Ergonomics Association.

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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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