Annual Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award

Annual Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner AwardThe Foundation for Professional Ergonomics (FPE) initiated the Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award in 2010. The award, named in memory of Dieter W. Jahns, a life-long advocate of the practice of Ergonomics and a leader in Ergonomics Certification, is an annual award and is given to the student (or group of students) for an Ergonomics project that demonstrates the major practice areas of Ergonomics: Analysis, Design, and Evaluation (see past winners). The purpose of the award is to advance professionalism in Ergonomics by recognizing educational activities that demonstrate how professional ergonomists serve to make our lives at work and at home healthier, safer, more productive, and more satisfying. This award is open to students (M.S. or Ph.D.) in Ergonomics and Ergonomics-related programs. Students who have completed their graduate degrees in the past year are also eligible.

Download the complete details on criteria and submission format.

Important Dates for the Next Award
Submission Deadline: July 15, 2016 (extended) 
Notification: July 31, 2016
Award Presentation: September 20, 2016

With a gift from Ms Pam and Dr Robert Smillie, the 2016 cash prize will be $1,000. The Award and cash prize of $500 (US) will be presented at the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE) Reception during the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, September 19–23, 2016, in Washington, DC, USA. The winner does NOT have to travel to Washington to accept the award.

Criteria

As this is a practitioner award, the student (or students) should describe and document a research or intervention project that exhibits:

  • the major practice areas of Ergonomics: Analysis, Design, and Evaluation
  • direct, practical application
  • final design recommendations or a description of how the resulting information can be applied to design

Entries will be judged by the Board of Directors of the FPE.

Submissions can be made individually or as a group. They should provide adequate descriptions, illustrations or photos, and details that address the judging criteria.

Submissions

Submissions can be made individually or as a group.

  1. Submissions should provide adequate descriptions, illustrations or photos, and details that address the judging criteria.
  2. Read the complete details for submission criteria and format
  3. Submission should be sent electronically to:

Robert J. Smillie, PhD, CPE
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