We are thrilled to announce the official launch of the University of Florida (UF) Student Chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)!

HFES was founded in 1957 and is the world’s largest scientific association for human factors/ergonomics professionals with 3,500 individual members in 58 countries. The Society‚Äôs purpose is to promote and advance the understanding of the human factors/ergonomics (HF/E) involved in the design, manufacture, and use of machines, systems, environments, and devices of all kinds through the interchange of knowledge and methodologies in multidisciplinary fields including the behavioral, biological, and physical sciences and industrial and other relevant engineering disciplines.

The objectives of the UF HFES Student Chapter, include:

  • Establishing an intellectual gathering point for persons and organizations that are interested in or have a need for HF/E research and technology.
  • Encouraging communication, meetings and socialization of members to share a wide variety of viewpoints and backgrounds.
  • Providing a professional forum for exchange of multidisciplinary ideas and information about humans and their environments.
  • Providing career services or other types of employment assistance for students with interests in HF/E.
  • Connecting students in HF/E with industry and academia.
  • Providing mentoring for students with interests in HF/E.