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HFES Bulletin

November 2011
Volume 54, Number 11

Annual Meeting

Student Chapters and Members Honored in Las Vegas

By Kim-Phuong L. Vu, Student Affairs Committee Chair
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I am pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 HFES Student Member With Honors designation and Student Chapter Awards. The awards were presented during the Student Reception on September 20, 2011, at the Red Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.

Student Member With Honors
The following student members made outstanding contributions to the HF/E discipline and/or to HFES, as evidenced by accomplishments such as publication in an approved journal, presentations at national or international conferences, contributions to industry projects, and significant service to the Society:

  • Felix Portnoy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Joel Suss, Michigan Technological University
  • Grant Taylor, University of Central Florida
  • Rupa Valdez, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Best Student Chapter Award
Three levels of recognition for this award are based on contributions and achievements in 12 areas of recruitment, guest speakers, field trips, outreach, collaboration, service to HFES, exploration, social events, information dissemination, mentorship, and creativity. The Gold level requires excellence in at least eight categories, and at least 50% of the chapter?s members must be HFES Student Affiliate members. Silver requires excellence in at least five categories with at least 40% of the chapter?s members being HFES Student Affiliates. Bronze requires excellence in at least three categories and at least 25% of the chapter?s members being HFES Student Affiliates. The following student chapters were honored (listed in alphabetical order):

California State University, Long Beach
Clemson University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
George Mason University
Pennsylvania State University
Purdue University
San Jose State University
Texas Tech University
University of Central Florida
University of Idaho
University of Queensland
Wichita State University

Georgia Institute of Technology
Old Dominion University
University of Houston-Clear Lake
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Virginia Tech

Mississippi State University
University of Toronto

Congratulations to the 2011 awardees! I encourage members of student chapters to think about your activities in the coming year and share your achievements by submitting an application for 2012 honors. The call for applications will be published in the April 2012 HFES Bulletin.

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