About us

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

Our 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."

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HFES Fall 2016 Schedule

Executive Board

Ashley is a junior industrial at the University of Iowa.

Ashley Morris


Brian is a senior industrial engineer with an EFA in human factors and ergonomics at the University of Iowa.

Brian Boyle

Vice President

Maxwell is a senior industrial engineer at the University of Iowa. When he has free time he enjoys watching Brokeback Mountain.

Maxwell Tolstedt


Stephanie Hesse is a Junior, Industrial Engineering major, With a Human Factors and Ergonomics EFA.

Stephanie Hesse

Outreach Director

Clarissa is a senior industrial engineer at the University of Iowa. This is her second year as secretary for HFES.

Clarissa Richard


Landon is a senior industrial engineer with an EFA in management. He works at the Iowa Advanced Technology Laboratories where he does research on laser material processing.

Landon Schreck



Provider workflow and patient care: impact of Electronic health information

Amirmasoud Momenipour

Amirmasoud Momenipour, a PhD student in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Iowa presented a poster in annual HFES Conference October 26-30, 2015, in Los Angeles, CA. His research focus is on the impact of Electronic Health Iformation Systems on Providers' workflow and patient care. Amir's research was conducted under supervision of professor Priyadarshini Pennathur.