One member of our HFES student chapter, Miriam Armstrong, attended and presented at the 2017 Robotics: Science and Systems conference held last week in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Armstrong received a travel award to attend the third Women in Robotics Workshop at R:SS, and during the workshop presented a poster titled "Robots are Dehumanized on the Mechanistic (Human Nature) Dimension." Armstrong is a PhD candidate in the Texas Tech Human Factors Psychology program and is the HFES chapter president.
Congratulations to chapter member Brittany Neilson for recieving the NASA/Texas Space Grant Consortum Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year. Neilson is a PhD candidate in the Human Factors Psychology program. This is her third time being awarded this fellowship.
This past weekend, six student chapter members attended this year's Southwest Regional Human Factors and Ergonomics Symposium in San Antonio, Texas. Chapter president Miriam Armstrong was on the symposium planning committee, and all other attending members presented posters on their research. Well done to all involved!
Alexandra Krenek's poster was titled, "What should Cybersecurity Students Learn in School? Results from Interviews with Cyber Professionals."
Ben Widlus and Max Ogunfunwa's poster was titled, "Marking and Radial Menu Selection with Motion-Tracked 3D Pointing Devices in Virtual Reality."
Brittany Neilson's poster was titled, "Can the Dose Effect of Water Associated with Feelings of Restoration Be Replicated? Not Entirely."
David Newton's poster was titled, "Driver Vigilance in Automated Vehicles: Hazard Detection Failures are a Matter of Time."
This rumor must be Jeff Raskin's worst nightmare! Modal buttons which turn into icons!
"Navdy, a head-up display for cars, projects messages, maps and apps from a smartphone into the driver’s line of sight. Does it cure distracted driving—or make it worse?"
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