About Us

The members of the UCF Student Chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) are students at the University of Central Florida (UCF), enrolled in the Human Factors and Cognitive Psychology, Modeling and Simulation, and Industrial Engineering graduate programs. Our faculty advisor is Dr. James Szalma. The Student Chapter gives members the opportunity to further their professional goals by encouraging members to attend conferences and sponsoring colloquia where members have the opportunity to meet the foremost researchers in the field.

Our Chapter

Serves as the advocate and official representative of its members and add to the prestige of our University and the discipline of human factors and ergonomics.


Organizes and conducts activities to promote the professional development of its members.

Works Everywhere

Disseminates information and increases awareness of human factors and ergonomics at the local, state, national, and international level.

Great Performance

Establishes and works toward achieving scientific, professional, and educational objectives based on tradition, innovation, and integrity.


Provides a forum for discussion of issues relevant to human factors and ergonomics and foster students’ understanding and involvement within the field.