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 19.
  • You will be asked to be a Featured Speaker at the 2021 Applied Ergonomics Conference.

We are now accepting applications for the 2020 Creativeness in Ergonomics (CE) Practitioner of the Year Award.

Please click here for more information and submission form.

The deadline to submit is Dec. 6.

Congratulations to the 2019 Creativeness in Ergonomics Practitioner of the Year Award:

Dr. Ranjana Mehta
Texas A&M University

The Tom Waters Award

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

The 2020 winner will be announced at the Awards Luncheon on Thursday, March 19.

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 received complimentary conference registration and an awards luncheon ticket.
  • The award will be presented at the conference awards luncheon on Thursday, March 19, 2020.

Please click here for more information on how to enter the 2020 Creativeness in Ergonomics (CE) Student of the Year competition!

All students who submit an abstract for an oral presentation session (deadline August 16, 2019) or a poster session (deadline November 29, 2019) and are accepted to present at the 2020 Applied Ergonomics Conference will be considered for this award.

The 2019 winners are:

Robyn Reist
University of Saskatchewan
"Getting to the Bottom of Shoulder Pain: An Ergonomic Assessment of Bovine Rectal Palpations"

Lucas Balbinotti
UNISOCIESC - Universidade Sociedade Educacional de Santa Catarina
""Human and Ergonomic Impacts with the Advent of the Industry 4.0: Concepts Applied in an Automaker"

Eboni Smith
Mississippi State University
"Comfort Analysis of Using Smart Glasses During “Picking” and “Putting” Tasks"

Kamrie Samosky
Texas A&M University
"Can Ergonomics and Productivity be Impacted by Indoor Air Quality in Employees Working in Home Offices Full-time?"