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HFES members and nonmembers may nominate worthy candidates for the awards
noted below. Candidates need not be members of the Human Factors and
Ergonomics Society. The invitation to submit award nominations is published
in the January issue of the HFES Bulletin. The deadline for receipt of
nominations is generally 60 days later but varies each year (see the
Bulletin announcement for the deadline). Candidates for the award may
self-nominate or ask collegues to submit nominations on their behalf.
For 2009 awards, the deadline for submissions is March 31, 2009.
To submit a nomination for one of the awards, the nominating member must
* submit the candidate's résumé or curriculum vitae, a nominating
letter, and at least two and not more than three letters of support from
individuals who know the candidate well enough to assess his or her
candidacy in terms of the award's criteria; and
* send all nomination packages to HFES, c/o Lynn Strother, P.O. Box
1369, Santa Monica, CA 90406-1369, or [log in to unmask] E-mail submissions are
strongly preferred; please submit the package as a single file in PDF
Nominations are sought for the following awards:
Distinguished International Colleague Award. This award recognizes a
non-U.S. citizen who has made outstanding contributions to the human
Paul M. Fitts Education Award. This award recognizes a person who has made
exceptional contributions to the education and training of HF/E specialists.
Candidates should either be currently or previously engaged in college or
university teaching of human factors material or should have written
significant textbooks in the field. The principal criteria for evaluation
are the influence that the candidate has had on students and/or how
extensively the candidate's work has been used by educators in general. If
the criterion for the award is student influence, as many as five
testimonials from current or previous students may be submitted in addition
to the curriculum vitae and letters of recommendation.
A. R. Lauer Safety Award. This award recognizes a person for outstanding
contributions to human factors aspects in the broad area of safety. This
includes HF/E work that has led to reduced accidents and injuries in such
areas as industry, aviation, surface transportation, and consumer products.
Alexander C. Williams, Jr., Design Award. This award is intended to
recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to the conception or
design of any product, service, or system that has had a significant impact
on users and exemplifies the excellent use of empirical HF/E design
principles. In addition to the curriculum vitae or résumé and letters of
support, other evidence of the success of the design will be accepted, such
as testimonials from users' performance evaluations or papers or reports
that substantiate the extent to which the submission is based on
experimentally derived human factors design principles.
Jack A. Kraft Innovator Award. This award honors a person for significant
efforts to extend or diversify the application of HF/E principles and
methods to new areas of endeavor.
Oliver Keith Hansen Outreach Award. This award recognizes members and
nonmembers who engage in significant activities that broaden awareness of
the existence of the human factors/ergonomics profession and the benefits it
brings to humankind.
Award winners are notified prior to the HFES Annual Meeting and are
recognized during the opening plenary session.
Lynn Strother, CAE
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
P.O. Box 1369
Santa Monica CA 90406-1369
Human Factors and Ergonomics:
People-friendly design through
science and engineering
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