Student Organizations

There are a large number of student clubs to choose from for Human Factors Psychology undergraduate and Human Factors & Systems graduate students. These clubs offer the opportunity to be involved in many different ways on campus, in the community, and to network with other students who want to be involved in their profession as quickly as possible.

You might be amazed at how much your fellow students know about careers, classes, and other opportunities, and this is your chance to interact with like-minded people. Please check out the list of active student clubs below and see which one is right for you!

For more information about any of the clubs, or about the many opportunities for leadership development, civic engagement, fun activities, or educational opportunities outside the classroom, just ask any faculty, staff, or your undergraduate/graduate coordinator.

Welcome to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) student chapter. In this site you'll find information on ERAU's chapter activities, student member contact, and résumé information, as well as links for information about Human Factors careers, education, and other resources.

Go to ERAU's HFES chapter page on ERAU Connection

About HFES

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is an interdisciplinary professional association of more than 5,000 people involved in the human factors/ergonomics field. It is the largest organization of such professionals in the world.

Since its formation in 1957, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society has promoted the discovery and exchange of human factors/ergonomics knowledge, as well as education and training for students and practitioners.

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is part of the International Ergonomics Association — a federation of similar organizations around the world.

Within the Society are 18 technical specialty groups representing the diverse areas in which ergonomics professionals are employed. In addition, members affiliate with more than 50 regional chapters.

Benefits of Joining HFES

Local chapters of HFES offer events featuring tours of local industrial facilities, noted speakers, and social activities. The HFES events are generally designed to be an opportunity for the students to discover and exchange human factors and ergonomics knowledge with peers and human factors professionals.

Benefits include:

  • Free résumé link or website listing (we are linked to the National HFES site and listed on Google)
  • Broadened educational background and the advancement of general knowledge
  • The opportunity to meet with and learn from others within the Human Factors discipline
  • The chance to build contacts and network with professionals through conferences and organizational meetings

How to Become a Member & Maintain Active Membership Status

Becoming a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society student chapter is easy. First, you need to have an interest in the field and a desire to learn more about it. You also need to be a student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Finally, you need to complete an application and pay the annual dues.

Go to the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society national website

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests and who meet the minimum qualifications.

Psi Chi provides academic recognition to its inductees by the mere fact of membership and nurtures members' creative development. Chapters stimulate professional growth through programs designed to augment and enhance the regular curriculum and to provide practical experience and fellowship through affiliation with the chapter.

In addition, the national organization provides programs to help achieve these goals, including national and regional conventions held annually in conjunction with the psychological associations, research award competitions, and certificate recognition programs.

Go to ERAU's Psi Chi chapter page on ERAU Connection

The Society for Human Performance in Extreme Environments (HPEE) was created to inspire and facilitate collaboration between researchers, practitioners and other professionals, to improve human safety and performance in extremely risky and challenging settings.

Student involvement in HPEE is vital to the future of the Society. We strongly encourage the participation of undergraduate and graduate students at the annual meetings and welcome student authored or co-authored submissions to the Journal.

We have also recently created the first student chapter of HPEE at ERAU. Undergraduate student Greg Orrell was instrumental in stimulating student interest and setting up the chapter.

Go to ERAU's HPEE chapter page on ERAU Connection

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