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HFES Bulletin

February 2011
Volume 54, Number 2


New Committee to Launch First Networking Event at 2011 Annual Meeting

by Kristi Bauerly & Ben-Tzion Karsh, Early-Career Professionals Committee Cochairs

In 2010, in response to the desire of early-career members to network with others and to foster the professional development of Transitional Associate Members and newer Full Members, the Executive Council approved the formation of the Early-Career Professionals Committee.

Our first formal event will be a reception at the 55th Annual Meeting at the Red Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. Whether you are an industry or an academic professional, we invite you to mark your calendars for the event, to be held on Tuesday, September 20, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. 

The first half of the Early-Career Professionals Reception will be devoted to networking and will feature a social with a cash bar and refreshments. During the second half, attendees can join small groups of their choice to learn about and discuss topics such as

  • justifying the need for human factors/ergonomics in industry,
  • achieving tenure,
  • applying HF/E applications in various industries, and
  • receiving funding from the National Science Foundation.

Each group will be led by a more senior member of the HFES community with expertise in the particular topic being discussed.

For more information about the inaugural event, be sure to bookmark the main Annual Meeting Web page and refer to the on-site program.

The committee's future plans include Webinars, forums for collaboration, and an archive of presentations and materials on specific topics. If you would like to be updated on events, or wish to submit ideas for the group to consider, please contact Kristi Bauerly or Bentzi Karsh.

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