Midterms Stress Reliever


It’s that time of the year… MIDTERMS!

But don’t stress, your HFES fam has got your back! Join us for a stress reliever event November 8th from 3 – 4:30 (Room 3210 ME).

We will have FREE COFFEE, FREE FOOD, and some FANTABULOUS coloring books for you to just sit back relax and chill for a while. Let your brain rest while in the company of friends!

Q&A with Denita Willoughby


Date & Time: Friday, October 20 at 1:30 PM
Location: TBD Mechanical Engineering Building 

Come meet, greet and get to know this years Distinguished Achievement Award Winner, Denita Willoughby!!

This is an AMAZING, let me restate AH-MAZING opportunity to get to know a truly fantabulous UW-Madison alum. For a short glimpse into the award winner’s MANY accomplishments, see below.

Please joins us at the Q & A Friday, October 20th at 1:30 PM!

Short bio: Denita Willoughby is a proven leader in business and in the local community. As Vice President of Supply Management, Denita oversees SoCalGas and San Diego Gas & Electric procurement activities where she manages supplier relationships with over $2.4 billion in expenditures and $41 million in inventory.
Prior to joining SoCalGas, Willoughby was with AT&T for more than 15 years, where she served as Vice President of External Affairs, leading the company’s local government and community affairs in the Greater Los Angeles area. Willoughby has been named by California Diversity Magazine as one of “The Most Powerful and Influential Women in California.” She serves on the boards of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, UNITE LA, and Vision to Learn. She is an advocate for educational initiatives and enjoys mentoring young professionals.

Meet Dr. Najm Meshkati!

HFES Students invited to meet distinguished professor Naj Meshkati!

Date & Time: Friday October 6th at 2:30 PM
Location:3164 Mechanical Engineering Building 

Dr. Meshkati is visiting from USC and is a professor of Industrial Systems Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and International Relations.

Coffee and snacks will be provided!!!!

HFES Pumpkin Patch Event


Date & Time: Sunday, October 15 at 1:30 PM
Place: Schuster’s Farm; 1326 US Highway 12 and 18, Deerfield, Wisconsin 53531

Calling all lovers of all things Fall THIS IS THE EVENT FOR YOU!!! 

HFES will be heading out to a pumpkin patch to get in the Fall spirit with some hay rides, corn mazes and OF COURSE pumpkin picking!! The cost is $10/person, pay at the door of the farm.

The plan is to meet at the Mechanical Engineering Building at 1:30 PM. From there we will have designated drivers, that we will assign prior to the event, drive everyone to Schuster’s Farm.

PLEASE RSVP FOR THIS EVENT on Facebook AND by clicking this link https://goo.gl/forms/fQq4I7QWmVT7Cvb92 and filling out the form. Feel free to bring a friend(s), significant other, sibling, ALL ARE WELCOME BUT EVERYONE MUST BE REGISTERED. It is critical that we get an appropriate head count so that we know how many cars we need!

IF ANYONE CAN DRIVE, please indicate that on the google form, and also comment below!

I don’t know about you guys but I am legit ALREADY EXCITED! Can’t wait to see you all there!!

If you have any questions about the event please do not hesitate to contact me or any other Executive Council Member!

HFES Fall Kickoff Event!!!!

Its that time of year again… FALL KICKOFF TIME!!!!


HFES will be hosting our annual kickoff event Friday, September 15th with FREE FOOD, games, socializing and (per usual) lots of fun!

Come and join returning and new members to start the new school year off with a BANG!!!!

When: September 15 (Friday), 2017, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: Engineering Hall, Cheney Rm

Informal Q & A with Prof. Robert Proctor!

Join us for an informal question and answer discussion with Dr. Robert Proctor on Thursday, Oct 22nd at 2pm in ME 2270!

He is a professor of Cognitive Psychology at Purdue University and conducts research on the human aspects of cybersecurity. He is also an active supporter of the Purdue HFES student chapter. We will meet in ME 2270 at 2pm. Greenbush donuts, bagels and coffee will be served.

Dr. Proctor will also be giving a talk on his research at 1pm in the Gordon Dining and Event Center.

HFES Kick-Off!


The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society student chapter is having their lunch kick-off meeting on Friday, September 18th, at 12:45 in the Mechanical Engineering Building, room 2065. There will be food, games, and you will learn more about the chapter and our activities planned for this year. Following the kick-off meeting, there will be a speaker event at 1:30 with Rupa Valdez, an assistant professor at the University of Virginia who will discuss her work in human factors in healthcare.




For any questions, please contact the HFES president, Elease McLaurin (emlaurin@wisc.edu)






HFES Annual Ice cream Social!

It’s time for our annual HFES Ice Cream Social. Join us as well all get together before the semester begins to catch up over some delicious sweet, creamy, icy treats at Babcock Dairy

Feel free to bring friends and family. HFES members do not have to pay as it will be on us :)

When: August 31st (Monday)
Time: 2:10 pm
Where: Babcock Dairy
Plan: Lets all meet in the ME Atrium (first floor) at 2:00 pm and walk to Babcock Dairy

Hope everyone can make it :)

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