Thank You for Making #AppliedErgo2024 a Resounding Success!

A week of inspiration and innovation

As #AppliedErgo2024 wraps up, we're overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and energy that each of you brought to Louisville. This year's conference was a vibrant gathering of minds, ideas, and innovations. From groundbreaking workshops to the dynamic Exhibit Hall, every moment was a testament to the passion that drives the ergonomics community.

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AEC 2024 honors and awards

Join us in applauding the outstanding contributions of the Ergo Cup® winners, the recipients of the Ergo Excellence Awards, and the distinguished AEC 2024 awardees. Their work not only advances the profession but also inspires a safer, more efficient, and ergonomic future for all.

Ergo Cup® 2024 Winners

  • Ergonomics Program Improvement Initiatives: “Driver Ergonomics Program – The Driver ‘Ergo Coach’” – Enbridge Inc., Kingston, ON
  • Task–Focused Workplace Solutions: Manual Material Handling Tasks: “Rail Bearing Breakdown Sorting and Redesign” – The Timken Company, North Canton, OH
  • Task–Focused Workplace Solutions: Repetitive and/or Awkward Posture Tasks: “Semi–Automatic Drum Install Assist Project” – GE Appliances, Louisville, KY
  • Task–Focused Workplace Solutions: Maintenance and Other Non–Standard Tasks: “No Strain with the Membrane” – GE Aerospace, Cincinnati, OH
  • Task–Focused Workplace Solutions: Miscellaneous or Multi–Task: “The Best Tool – Centre Pillar Shelf Install Tool” – Honda of Canada Manufacturing, Alliston, ON

Ergo Excellence Award 2024 Winners

  • Innovation: “Pivot Swing Bolt Improvement” – Michelin Americas, Anderson, SC
  • Simplicity: “Extended Cutter” – Coca Cola Consolidated, Inc., Silver Spring, MD
  • Business Impact / ROI: “The Chip Dipper – Solder Tinning Station” – Lockheed Martin Corporation, Syracuse, NY
  • Ergonomic Risk Reduction: “Powered Cart for Ergonomic Handling of Cotton Unit Assembly” – John Deere, Ankeny, IA
  • Transferability / Scalability: “Rex's Kaivac Handle” – Cintas, Woodstock, GA
  • Presentation Quality: “Rad Tool” – Honda South Carolina Manufacturing, Timmonsville, SC

AEC 2024 Awards

  • Young Investigator Award: Denny Yu, Purdue University
  • Practitioner of the Year: Julie Brazier and Patty Racco, Ford
  • Students of the Year: Hari Iyer, Arizona State University; Brandon Phillips, UC Berkeley; Setareh Kazemi Kheiri, University at Buffalo; Victoria Ballard, Auburn University

Photo album featuring conference highlights and award winners

Click on the button below to browse the official #AppliedErgo2024 photo album.

Photo Album

Podcast Breaks with #AppliedErgo2024 attendees

Dive deeper into the insights and stories that shaped this year's event. Our series of podcast interviews with select attendees and speakers captures the spirit of #AppliedErgo2024:

A heartfelt thanks to all of our participants

Your participation, whether as an attendee, speaker, exhibitor, or volunteer, has been the key to making #AppliedErgo2024 an unforgettable experience. We're already looking forward to what the next conference will bring and how we can continue to advance the field of ergonomics together.

Stay connected, stay inspired, and stay tuned for more details about #AppliedErgo2025!