Embry-Riddle Applied Training Science Lab

The mission of the Applied Training Science Laboratory, which is part of the Department of Human Factors & Systems within the College of Arts & Sciences, is to advance the science and practice of training. The work includes evidence-based training programs, instructor tools and strategies, measures of training effectiveness, and team training techniques. 

Applied Training Science Lab

Embry-Riddle Applied Training Science Lab

The mission of the Applied Training Science Laboratory, which is part of the Department of Human Factors & Systems within the College of Arts & Sciences, is to advance the science and practice of training. The work includes evidence-based training programs, instructor tools and strategies, measures of training effectiveness, and team training techniques.Past research efforts have focused on a variety of training challenges in domains such as general aviation, military tasks, nursing, and process control.

There are currently two areas of interest:

  • Training solutions for nursing to develop measures of effectiveness for simulation-based training in the healthcare setting. Included in this line of work are the investigation of instructor tools and strategies, the assessment of nursing education in a simulated environment, and workflow management with nurses and anesthesiologists in the operating room.
  • Evidence-based tools to foster general aviation (GA) pilot weather knowledge and skills. In this project, evidence-based training tools and strategies are designed to help general aviation pilots interpret data-link weather. This work includes the development of tools that will assess general aviation pilots’ weather knowledge and skills.

The Applied Training Science Lab gives undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to apply the research skills they have learned in their courses to hands-on projects by going out into the field and collecting data. Whether it is observing surgeries in the operating room, interviewing F/A-18 fighter pilots, or building training tools for pilots to understand weather more effectively, our students gain a diverse background with respect to research, training, and applied fieldwork. Our students are also given many opportunities to write scientific papers and then present their results to conferences, which builds their experience and their curriculum vitae (CV). The Applied Training Science Lab prepares students to pursue an advanced degree (Ph.D. or Master's), an internship, or an industry position.

Lab Information

Location: COAS 401.28

Contact Us: To speak to someone about this lab or any of our facilities, call us at 386-226-6100 or 800-862-2416, or email DaytonaBeach@erau.edu.

 

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Human Factors Applied Training Science Lab