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Human Factors and Ergonomics Society @ Iowa


The student chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society at the University of Iowa is a student organization which strives to raise awareness of human factors issues throughout the academic and outside communities through speakers, programs and seminars.








Student Chapter Purpose


The University of Iowa student chapter of HFES exists to provide a link for students to research at the University of Iowa and other universities conducting human factors research.

To become involved with HFES @ Iowa, please contact us.



What is human factors?


The International Ergonomics Association provides this definition: "Ergonomics (or human factors) is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data, and other methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance."