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Augusto Espinosa: 2010 Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award Winner

Augusto Espinosa was the winner of the 2010 Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award. Mr. Espinosa, a student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, is the first recipient of the Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award. The award is sponsored by the Foundation for Professional Ergonomics (FPE) and was created in honor of Dieter Jahns, a life-long advocate of the practice of ergonomics and a leader in ergonomics certification.

The award was presented to Mr. Espinosa by Dieter's wife Karel at the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics's (BSPE) reception in San Francisco. Mr. Espinosa was completing both a BS in Human Factors Psychology and a MS in Human Factors and Systems. He stated that he was surprised when was notified that he had won and grateful that he was recognized at the BCPE reception. Upon hearing more about Dieter W. Jahns and what the practitioner award was meant to represent, he said "I feel truly honored; it's great to see how the Foundation for Professional Ergonomics is willing to support and motivate students in our field." Mr. Espinosa won the award for his concept design project for a men's public urinal with a built-in hand sanitation system.


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The Foundation for Professional Ergonomics was established in 2004 as a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing professionalism in ergonomics through educational activities and awards.  Our goals support the goals of BCPE, and we work closely with the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) on various ergonomics practitioner initiatives.  FPE attained an IRS 501(c)(3) status enabling tax-deductible donations from those sharing this dedication to professionalism in ergonomics.