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Students: Apply for the Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award

The Foundation for Professional Ergonomics (FPE) is accepting applications for the 2011 Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award.  The award  is given to the student (or group of students) for an Ergonomics project that  demonstrates the major practice areas of Ergonomics: Analysis, Design, and  Evaluation. The purpose of the award is to advance professionalism in Ergonomics  by recognizing educational activities that demonstrate how professional  ergonomists serve to make  our lives at work and at home healthier, safer, more  productive, and  more satisfying. This award is open to students (M.S. or Ph.D.) in Ergonomics and Ergonomics-related programs. Students who have completed their graduate degrees in the past year are also eligible.

The Award and cash prize of $500 (US) will be presented at the  Board of Certified Professional Ergonomists Reception during the Human Factors  and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, September 19 – 23, 2011, in Las Vegas,  Nevada, USA. The winner does NOT have to travel to Las Vegas to accept the  award.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2011
Notification: July 31, 2011
Award Presentation: September 20, 2011

As this is a practitioner award, the student (or students)  should describe and document a research or intervention project that exhibits:

  • the major practice areas of Ergonomics: Analysis,  Design, and Evaluation
  • direct, practical application
  • final design recommendations or a description of how  the resulting information can be applied to design

Submissions can be made individually or as a group. They should provide adequate descriptions, illustrations or photos, and details that address the judging criteria.

For questions: contact Dr. Robert J. Smillie, CPE

For complete details on criteria and format go to: