Creativeness in Ergonomics (CE) Award

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Creativeness in Ergonomics (CE) Practitioner of the Year Award

Sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., this award recognizes achievements in the creative application of ergonomics, including process improvement, education, applied instrumentation and product development.

  • Awarded for a specific achievement or for a series of achievements.
  • $3,000 will be awarded to an individual or a group of individuals.
  • The award winner will receive complimentary conference registration and an awards luncheon ticket.
  • The award will be presented at the conference awards luncheon on Thursday, March 25.
  • You will be asked to be a Featured Speaker at the 2022 Applied Ergonomics Conference.

Submission information will be available early fall.

The 2021 winner will be announced at the Awards Luncheon on Thursday, March 25.

Congratulations to the 2020 Creativeness in Ergonomics Practitioner of the Year Award:

Kevin Barefield
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

The Tom Waters Award

Sponsored by Liberty Mutual in recognition of the Best Manual Handling Presentation at the 2020 Applied Ergonomics Conference.

The 2021 winner will be announced at the Awards Luncheon on Thursday, March 25.

Congratulations to the 2019 Tom Waters Award Winner:

Ben Zavitz
Ergo Human Performance LLC


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Creativeness in Ergonomics (CE) Student of the Year Award

Sponsored by CNA Insurance, this award recognizes achievements in ergonomics application or research, including process improvement, education, applied instrumentation and product development as submitted for presentation in a poster or oral presentation at the Applied Ergonomics Conference.

  • Awarded for a specific achievement or for a series of achievements submitted for presentation in a poster or oral presentation at the Applied Ergonomics Conference.
  • $1,000 awarded to four students, for a total of $4,000.
  • The award winners will receive complimentary conference registration and an awards luncheon ticket.
  • The award will be presented at the conference awards luncheon on Thursday, March 25.

All students who submit an abstract for an oral presentation session or a poster session and are accepted to present at the 2021 Applied Ergonomics Conference will be considered for this award.

The 2020 winners are:

  • Gaang Lee
    University of Michigan
    “Wearable Biosensing to Measure Site Workers’ Physical Fatigue during their Ongoing Work”
  • Tricia Salzar
    Texas A&M Health Science Center
    “Impact of Alternative Office Workstations on Computer Usability”
  • Leandro Vieira
    Universidad Technologica Federal do Parana
    “Work Safety with Industry Advent 4.0: Applying Virtual Reality in Training - A Systematic Literature Review”
  • Yibe Zhu
    Texas A&M University
    “Exploring Neuroergonomic Fit of Passive Exoskeleton during Simulated Manual Material Handling Task”
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