The TTU HFES student chapter recently got together for our second meeting to catch up and discuss plans for the remainder of the semester. Chapter president Yves Valentin started us off with an ice breaker where members shared their academic goals that they would like to achieve this semester. Additionally, he recapped past events such as the volunteer event at the South Plains Food Bank and included updates on future events like our upcoming networking work shop in preparation for HFES National. It was great to see everyone again!
Members of the TTU HFES Student chapter spent a day at the South Plains Food Bank volunteering their time to maintaining the grounds of the Carolyn Lainer Youth Farm. Offering our support to the community was a very rewarding experience as supporting the growth and development by ensuring good quality food for the local youth not only provides vital sustenance to those in need but also nurtures a spirit of compassion and empathy in volunteers.
HFES chapter members went to Atomic Pizza for a beginning of the year social event. The event allowed the returning members to get to know the first year members in a casual setting. Students were able to strengthen their relationships with members outside their cohort and area of study. It was an amazing night and the chapter looks forward to more bonding opportunities throughout the year!
The returning TTU HFES members would like to welcome our new members to the chapter! The first general meeting defined what human factors and ergonomics is for members coming from different departments. Additionally, executive council members were able to share their experience of being apart of the chapter and explained how our service contributes to the growth of the HFES community. We look forward to a memorable and fun year!
This summer, HFES chapter members had the opportunity to visit two companies that utilize human factors and ergonomics research in the work place. Chapter members were able to ask questions about projects our hosts have worked on and how to utilize our skills to find opportunities of employment. Thank you Mike Crites (Amazon) and Wyatt Ihmels (Microsoft) for being wonderful hosts and sharing your expertise.
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