HF/E Professional Organizations

Most of these organizations offer very inexpensive Student membership dues. You usually get a publication or so, discounts on annual conferences, and it’s a great way to network with others who share your professional interests!

American Psychological Association (APA) – The main APA site.

APA Division 19 – APA’s division for Military Psychology

APA Division 21 – APA’s division for Engineering Psychology

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) – This is the main organization that our Student Chapter belongs to.

Human Performance in Extreme Environments (HPEE) – An interdisciplinary forum for researchers, scientists, and professionals with expertise in the area of human performance and behavior in complex and high-stress environments.

ACM – The Association for Computing Machinery

SIG CHI – A Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) , which focuses on Computer Human Interaction.

Society for Technical Communication (STC) – This is for technical writers/communicators, focusing on making documents and instructions more user-friendly.

Usability Professionals Association (UPA) – Promotes user-centered design.