Midterms Stress Reliever

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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

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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

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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!!!!

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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

NTSB Human Performance Expert Position Available!

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has just opened a position for a human factors/human performance expert. This is an exciting position for someone in our field to develop and apply behavioral science knowledge and techniques to real-world systems. It’s a Federal Government position, available from GS-12 to GS 14, with telework, and with relocation, among other benefits. The application window closes 16-NOV, so please let your students and colleagues know about it.
 
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT #:  RPH-1522766-BS
POSITION TITLE:  Human Performance Investigator (Interdisciplinary)
POSITION, SERIES & GRADE:  GS-0180/0896-12/14
OFFICE:  Office of Railroad, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Investigations 
OPEN DATE:  October 30, 2015
CLOSE DATE:  November 16 , 2015
NOTE: U.S. Citizens and Status Candidates
 
 

New Oracle Human Factors Job Posting/Opportunity to Learn More

Emily Miller, a College Recruiter with Oracle, wants to extend an invitation to interested members of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society to the event on campus next week!
This event is an opportunity to learn all about Oracle’s full-time Sales and Business Development Representative role within our Sales Academy program.  This position is open to all majors and is available to both December and May graduates.
Please join us in Union South at The Sett for pizza, bowling, and a chance to meet Oracle’s Regional Sales Manager, Andrew StClair.  Take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about Oracle’s Sales and Business Development Representative role, firsthand!
Feel free to contact Emily at

 
Oracle Networking & Bowling Event at The Sett!
Special Guest:  Regional Sales Manager – Andrew StClair
Date:  Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 
Time:  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CT)
The Sett – Union South

 

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.