Upcoming Events

Southwest Regional Human Factors & Ergonomics Society
One-Day Symposium


Date - June 9, 2017
Location - San Antonio, Texas

We invite you to the Southwest Regional HFES One-Day Symposium, a forum for sharing information, case studies and new ideas within our community. This community consists of human factors and ergonomics engineers, researchers, designers, developers, designated company specialists and students in the Southwest Region.

IMPORTANT DATES
March 9, 2017 - On-Line Registration Opens
May 5, 2017 - Deadline for abstract submissions
May 10, 2017 - Notification of acceptance
June 6, 2017 - On-Line Registration Ends
June 8, 2017 - Local San Antonio Tours
June 9, 2017 - Southwest Regional HFES Symposium

Symposium Website - http://www.houstonhfes.org/2017SouthwestRegionalSymposium/index.html

 

 

Previous Events


 

April 2017 Quarterly Meeting Hosted by Maersk Training
Wednesday 12th April at Maersk Training Facility
Guest Speaker and tour of Maersk Training Facility
Dinner at 6.30pm

 


 

February 2017 Quarterly Meeting
Usability Pecha Kucha…
Wednesday 8th February at UHCL
Presentations: were in the Pecha Kucha style http://www.pechakucha.org/  
Michael Merta, Angie Avera, Phil Kortum, Camille Peres, Christie Sauers.
 

 

January 2017 Happy Hours

Tuesday 17th January

Evening  5.30pm – 7.30pm

Clear Lake/Kemah

Location – Outriggers

Yelp details

101 Bath Ave,

Seabrook, TX 77586

 Wednesday 25th January

 Lunchtime 12.30pm – 2.00pm

Inside the Loop

Location - GUAD Texas Chef Mex

http://www.guad.com/

2925 Southwest Fwy,

Houston, TX 77098

Thursday 19th January

Evening  5.30pm – 7.30pm

Energy Corridor

Location - Las Ventanas

 http://lasventanas.net/

14555 Grisby Rd,

Houston, TX 77079


 

2016 Annual Career Panel and Dinner

Please join us:
Wednesday, October 19th 2016


Rice University
(Sewall Hall - Room 301) (Map)

Panelists:
Stephen Kotin: Methodist
Carlos Sampaio: NASA
Angela Schmeidal Randall: Normal Modes
Eileen Hoff: Shell


Dinner at 6:30pm (no cost for dinner), Meeting at 7pm

This meeting was recorded - Zoom

 


12th Annual One-Day Symposium of
Human Factors and Ergonomics

Join us on June 3rd, 2016 from 8am - 7pm for our biggest event of the year!
This year at the Gilruth Conference Center

Keynote Address:
Glenn Harrington, Ford Motor Company.

 

Where:

Gilruth Center <information about the location>
(Alamo Ballroom, NASA Johnson Space Center, Clear Lake, Houston, TX)

When:

Friday, June 3, 2016 from 8am to 7pm <registration website>

What:

Presentations & posters <program website>


We invite you to attend the 12th Annual Houston Human Factors Symposium to be held Friday June 3rd at the Gilruth Conference Center, NASA JSC. This one-day symposium in Houston brings together human factors and ergonomics professionals and students across Texas.

This is a forum for sharing information, case studies and new ideas within our community. This community consists of human factors and ergonomics engineers, designers, developers, designated company specialists and students in and around Texas. A variety of presentation formats have been identified to facilitate both information sharing and socializing within the group. Hosted by the Houston Chapter of HFES.

IMPORTANT DATES
March 1, 2016 On-Line Submissions Opens
March 15, 2016 On-Line Registration Opens
April 17, 2016 Deadline for abstract submissions
April 25, 2016 Extended Deadline for abstract submissions
May 1, 2016 Notification of acceptance
May 4, 2016 Program available on-line
May 30, 2016 On-Line Registration Ends
June 2, 2016 @6pm Pre-Symposium dinner
June 3, 2016 Houston HFES Symposium

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Web Site: http://www.houstonhfes.org/conferences/conference2016/index.html
Please direct your questions to our submissions committee - submissions@hhfes.org

 

 

Quarterly Meeting April 2016

Please join us:
5th April, 2016 @ 6.30pm for food, ABB (panel will start at 7pm)

 

Touch Interfaces across Industries

Panel

 

 

Meeting at 6.30pm for food

Talk will start at 7pm

 

RSVP: Claudia - Program Director:


Happy Hour - Thursday 3rd March 2016

When and where?
Thursday 3rd March 2016 @ 5:30pm
OKRA Charity Saloon
http://friedokra.org/ 

(Map)


What and why?

Our quarterly HHFES events are wonderful opportunities for members to connect and share.  However, the purpose of this event is to provide an informal forum without an agenda for HHFES members and non-members to gather, introduce one another, share information, and network.  This is also an opportunity to provide feedback to the chapter leadership on this and other functions as a means to meet the needs of the membership.  We look forward to seeing you there!!

 


 

 

 

Quarterly Meeting January 2016

Please join us:
26th January, 2016 @ 6.30pm for food, University of Houston, Clear Lake (UHCL)

in the Forest Room of the Bayou Building (talk will start at 7pm)

 

Fatigue Monitoring in Offshore Energy Operations

Ranjana Mehta, PhD, Texas A&M University

 

Abstract:

In the oil and gas industry, rapid technology adoption from the well site to the refinery has led to the introduction of increasingly complex human-machine interfaces. The introduction of these technologies poses new challenges to managing fatigue-related risks for human operators, who already face challenges associated with working extended and irregular shifts to monitor oil and gas operations. Strategies for fatigue risk management, such as shift scheduling and fatigue assessment surveys, primarily target sleep-related fatigue issues; however recent research has indicated that operators also experience significant performance deficits from cognitive fatigue due to time on task and/or cognitive load. Moreover, job-related factors such as physical fatigue, psychosocial conditions, operator experience and knowledge, and shift-work can adversely impact operator physiological states in tasks with high cognitive load. Because operator fatigue is a complex phenomenon that is influenced by a variety of person- and task-related factors, comprehensive fatigue monitoring is imperative to effectively mitigate operator performance risks and maintain operator health. This presentation will provide an overview on our industry-academic collaborative research efforts towards the development of a fatigue monitoring system that captures predictors for operator fatigue as they relate to physiological outcomes and performance risks in offshore energy operations.

Bio:

Ranjana Mehta, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at Texas A&M University and a graduate faculty in the Texas A&M Institute for Neuroscience. She serves as the director of the NeuroErgonomics Lab and Co-Director of the Texas A&M Ergonomics Center.  She received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech (Human Factors), an M.S. from the State University of New York at Buffalo (Engineering Management), and a B.S. in Production Engineering from Mumbai University, India. Projects in her lab include both basic neuroergonomics research (brain-behavior relationships to understand impacts of aging, obesity, and depression on physical functioning) and applied human factors research (examining worker capabilities in complex human-machine systems).

 

 

Meeting at 6.30pm for food

Talk will start at 7pm

William Marras, HFES President will talk briefly about his vision

RSVP: Claudia - Program Director:


 

 

 

December Happy Hour

Please join us:
Friday 4th December 2015 @ 6.30pm
Taps House of Beer
(http://www.tapshouseofbeer.com/) (Map)


What is this?
Networking opportunity
Celebrate the end of the year (another successful year for HHFES)
Meet the new President Chris Parker: Human Factors Engineer at KBR /Human Proof
Plan 2016 collaborations


RSVP: Claudia - Program Director:

 

 


 

2015 Annual Career Panel and Dinner

Please join us:
Tuesday, November 10th 2015
Rice University
(Sewall Hall - Room 301) (Map)

Panelists:
Vicky Byrne: Senior Human Factors Design Engineer at Lockheed Martin, JSC
Philip Kortum: Faculty Member at Rice University
Chris Parker: Human Factors Engineer at KBR and Consultant at Human Proof
Sebastian Thomas: Senior Usability Researcher at IHS


Dinner at 6:30pm (no cost for dinner), Meeting at 7pm

 


 

2015 One-Day Symposium

Call for Submissions

Date:        May 29, 2015
Location:   Houston Community College, Southwest Campus
                5601 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77081
Keynote:   Nancy Cooke, Ph. D., Professor Arizona State University,
               Chair of National Academy of Science’s Board on Human System Integration 
 
 
IMPORTANT DATES
February 28, 2015 On-Line Submission Opens
March 15, 2015 On-Line Registration Opens
April 17, 2015 Deadline for abstract submissions - Extended
May 1, 2015 Notification of acceptance
May 25, 2015 On-Line Registration Ends
May 29th, 2015 Houston HFES Symposium
 
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE
The deadline for submitting abstracts is April 10, 2015. To submit a 250-500 word abstract using the online abstract submission form visit: http://www.houstonhfes.org/conferences/conference2015/index.html




Spring Meeting, April 2nd 2015 @ 6.30pm

You are invited to the HHFES Spring Quarterly Meeting for a resonating discussion on

Method and Meaning: Useful and Usable Sonification and Auditory Display

Guest Speaker: Bruce Walker,
Professor, Psychology Department, Georgia Tech

Dinner will be provided so please RSVP to Kelling@UHCL.edu

When: April 2, 6:30 pm

Where: Bayou Bldg 3332, University of Houston - Clear Lake

 

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2014 Annual Career Panel and Dinner

Please join us:
Thursday, November 20th 2014
Rice University
(Sewell Hall - Room 309) (Map)

Dinner at 6:30pm (no cost for dinner), Meeting at 7pm


Human Factors Work is Fun!

Event Supported by:
Texas A&M University

Join us on  for this great event!

Keynote Address
Eduardo Salas, Ph.D., President of HFES



When:
June 6, 2014 from 8am - 5pm
Where:


Texas A&M University

Keynote Address: Eduardo Salas, Ph.D., President of HFES

IMPORTANT DATES:  
February 28, 2014 On-Line Registration Opens
April 18, 2014 Deadline for abstract submissions
May 9, 2014 Notification of acceptance
June 2, 2014 Presentation materials are due
June 2, 2014  On-Line Registration Ends
June 6, 2014 Southwest Regional HFES Symposium


Quarterly meeting
: Mark Riddell - New Visualization Opportunities in Oil and Gas

Thursday, March 13th, 2014: starting at 6.30pm


When:
Thursday, March 13th, 2014: Dinner starting at 6.30pm
Presentation starting at 7pm
Where:

The campus of Rice University (Room 303 Sewall Hall)
(http://rice.edu)
RSVP: Phil Kortum
Invitation:

















Please join us on Thursday, March 13th, 2014: Mark Riddell of the TMG Communication and Human Performance Network will be talking to us visualization methods.Mark will outline three opportunities to use visualizations to improve worker performance and lower operational risks in oil and gas.

These visualization projects are focused on the role of cognition and individual conceptualizations of work or task domains, and how visual representations can be used to influence communication, performance, and knowledge transfer. Opportunities to use visualization methods to improve risk management and safety programs will also be presented.

The meeting will be held Thursday, March 13th, 2014 on the campus of Rice University, please save the date
 
Please RSVP to Philip Kortum (pkortum@rice.edu) so that we can order enough food.


We hope to see you there!

National Ergonomics Month: Career Panel
Tuesday, October 29th, 2013: starting at 6.30pm


For more information please vist the conference site.



When:
Tuesday, October 29th, 2013:
Pizza starting at 6.30pm
Discussions starting at 7pm
Where:

The campus of Rice University, in Herzstein Hall
(http://rice.edu)

Invitation:

Please join us on October 29th in celebrating National Ergonomics Month by attending the Houston Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s Career Panel meeting. 

Human Factors, Ergonomics and UX professionals from a wide range of industries will speak about the work they do and be available for questions at the end of the panel. This is one of our most popular meetings for students, as it provides tremendous insight as to what you can expect when you graduate.

The meeting will be held October 29th on the campus of Rice University, in Herzstein Hall  (map and parking info below).  Pizza dinner will be served at 6:30, with the discussion starting at 7. 

 


2013 10th Annual Houston Human Factors & Ergonomics
One-Day Conference:

Friday, May 3rd, 2013: 8am - 5pm


For more information please vist the conference site.



When:
Friday, May 3rd, 2013: 8am - 5pm
Where:


Marathon Oil, Conference Center
5555 San Felipe Street, Houston, TX 77056
(http://marathontower.com)
Keynote Address: Frank Durso, HFES President-Elect

IMPORTANT DATES:
 
March 01, 2013 On-Line Submissions open
April 01, 2013 On-Line Registration Opens
April 05, 2013 Deadline for abstract submissions
April 12, 2013 Extended: Deadline for abstract submissions
April 19, 2013 Notification of acceptance
May 1, 2013 On-Line Registration Closes
May 3, 2013 10th Annual HFES Symposium

Houston HFES Quarterly Meeting
Reduce human error and ultimately reduce mishaps

Presentation by David Loyd, NASA


Please join us:
Houston Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
February 27th, 2013 - Dinner at 6:30 (no cost for dinner), Meeting at 7

In 2012, David served on a rotational assignment with the NASA Safety Center (NSC) at the Ohio Aerospace Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. As Technical Consultant with the NSC, David developed and implemented a comprehensive training program guiding Safety & Mission Assurance professionals through the federal acquisition process. He also helped lead a multi-discipline team to review and revise NASA’s mishap investigation policy and practices.

 


University of Houston-Clear Lake; Student Services Building, room 1.100.03
2700 Bay Area Blvd Houston, TX 77058
Directions to campus: http://www.University of Houston-Clear Lake.edu/portal/page/portal/HOMEPAGE/MAPS_DIRECTIONS
Directions of campus: http://prtl.University of Houston-Clear Lake.edu/portal/page/portal/HOMEPAGE/MAPS_DIRECTIONS/CampusMap

Dinner will be served so please RSVP to Camille Peres, peressc@University of Houston-Clear Lake.edu


2012 Houston HFES Annual Career Panel and Dinner

Please join us:
Tuesday, October 30th 2012
Schlumberger Digital Technology Theater,
5599 San Felipe 11th Floor, Houston, TX, 77056

Dinner at 6:30 (no cost for dinner), Meeting at 7


Please RSVP to Katie Vasser(secretary@houstonhfes.org), attending only

 

 

 


2012 Houston Human Factors & Ergonomics One-Day Symposium:

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012: 8am - 5pm
When:
Tuesday, May 15, 2012: 8am - 5pm
Where:


Rice University Duncan Hall
6100 Main Street, Houston, TX
(http://www.rice.edu/)
Keynote Address: Michael Reed Barratt (M.D., M.S.) NASA Astronaut

IMPORTANT DATES:
 
March 10, 2012 On-Line Submissions open
April 01, 2012 On-Line Registration Opens
April 25, 2012 Deadline for abstract submissions <extended!>
April 30, 2012 Notification of acceptance
May 13, 2012 On-Line Registration Closes
May 15, 2012 9th Annual HFES Symposium

For more information please vist the conference site.


2011 Houston HFES Annual
Career Panel and Dinner


Please join us:
Houston Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Tuesday October 25th 2011
Schlumberger BPC, 5599 San Felipe 11th Floor, Houston, TX, 77056
Dinner at 6:30 (no cost for dinner), Meeting at 7


This year our panelists will include:
Christy Harper (HP) representing the computer industry
Yared Alkolou (Cardinal Medical) representing the medical profession
Leah Beebe (CononcoPhillips) representing petrochemical industries
Shelby Thompson (Lockheed-Martin) will show for aerospace
Captain Chad Tossel (U.S Air Force)will represent the national labs.

Please RSVP to Christie Harper (christy.harper@hp.com), attending only

 

 

 


2011 Texas Regional Human Factors & Ergonomics One-Day Conference:
Making Human Factors Work in the Real World



Hosted by the Houston, Alamo, North Texas, Texas Tech, and University of Houston-Clear Lake, Chapters of HFES and the Austin Area Ergonomics Roundtable

When:
Friday, April 29, 2011: 8:30 am - 5pm
Where:


Universities Space Research Association
Division of Space Life Sciences
3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, TX 77058
   
IMPORTANT DATES:  
February 28, 2011 On-Line Registration Opens
March 11, 2011 Deadline for abstract submissions
March 26, 2011 Notification of acceptance
April 27, 2011 On-Line Registration Ends
April 29, 2011 Second Texas HFES Symposium

For more information please vist the conference site.



More on Events:

HF Careers Panel: HHFES works closely with student groups to support their transition to their career. For instance, HHFES hosts an annual Human Factors Careers panel during October and has a lunch with the president at our annual symposium.

Symposium: We have a one-day HHFES symposium every spring in the Houston area where professionals and students share presentations and posters on current work and research being done in HF/E. Every 3rd year, we combine with other HFES chapters and hold a Texas regional conference.

Quarterly Meetings: HHFES sponsors a guest speaker to talk about their current research in human factors.


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