Be a part of the 2021 Applied Ergonomics Conference!

You will have the opportunity to choose from more than 70 high-quality educational sessions relative to ergonomics in the workplace to improve health, human factors and safety in a variety of environments.

The conference also offers a variety of events from the Ergo Cup® competition to events designed specifically for networking that allow students to interact with the leaders of the industry. Business casual attire is required.

AEC offers students and early career professionals the unique opportunity to build and expand their professional networks through interaction with industry leaders.

Planned activities

  • Student Mentor program
  • Student Track, designed for students
  • First-time attendee orientation
  • Networking receptions with industry leaders and more

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 received complimentary conference registration and an awards luncheon ticket.
  • The award will be presented at the conference awards luncheon on Thursday, March 25, 2021.

All students who submits an abstract for an oral presentation session (deadline August 31, 2020) or a poster session (deadline November 30, 2020) and are accepted to present at the 2021 Applied Ergonomics Conference will be considered for this award.

Congratulations to the 2020 Creativeness in Ergonomics Student of the Year winners

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”

 Yibo Zhu, Texas A&M University
“Exploring Neuroergonomic Fit of Passive Exoskeleton during Simulated Manual Material Handling Task”

Volunteer opportunities

Interested students: Volunteer 10 hours of your time in exchange for a full conference registration. The time can be prior to the conference (e.g., kit stuffing and/or setting up registration) or during the conference (e.g., registration, room hosts, counting ballots, etc.). There are a limited number of slots available, so this opportunity will be offered to volunteers on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you would like to review a list of volunteer opportunities for various events at the conference, please contact Bill Gibbs at

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  • Price: $39 for IISE membership and an additional $5 for AES membership
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