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HFES Bulletin

November 2012
Volume 55, Number 11

Inside HFES

Student Chapters and Members Honored in Boston

By Kim-Phuong L. Vu, Student Affairs Committee Chair

I am pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 HFES Student Member With Honors and Student Chapter Awards. The awards were presented during the Student Reception on Octo­ber 23, at the 56th Annual Meeting.

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:

  • Mahtab Ghazizadeh, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Nirathi Keerthi Govindu, Mississippi State University
  • Sara McBride, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Shannon Roberts, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Best Student Chapter Award
Three levels of recognition for this award are based on contributions and achievements in 12 areas: recruitment, guest speakers, field trips, outreach, collaboration, service to HFES, explora­tion, social events, information dissemination, mentorship, creativity, and continuous improve­ment. 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
  • George Mason University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Purdue University
  • San Jose State University
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Houston-Clear Lake
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Virginia Tech
  • Wichita State University


  • Berlin Institute of Technology
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • University at Buffalo, SUNY


  • Mississippi State University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Toronto

Congratulations to the 2012 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 next year?s honors. The call for applications will be published in the April 2013 HFES Bulletin.

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