Human Factors 
Potomac Chapter

USA Science and Engineering Festival

  • 28 Apr 2012
  • 29 Apr 2012
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

The Human Factors & Ergonomics Society is proud to announce its participation in the upcoming USA Science and Engineering Festival, the country’s first national science festival. It will be held Saturday-Sunday, April 28-29, 2012, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

We invite you to help spread the word about the 2012 Festival and encourage grade-school, middle-school, and high-school students and their families to attend this year’s event. Complete details are at

The HFES booth will feature hands-on demonstrations, including the hugely popular interactive driver distraction simulator developed by the George Mason University Student Chapter, first presented at the 2010 Festival; good and bad product design; the science behind optical illusions; and the Back Straight Boys’ Posture Pad, an award-winning tool to alert young computer users about correct posture.

The Festival also features an expo, book fair, career pavilion, special events, and appearances by leading science celebrities and entrepreneurs. It is focused on encouraging the next generation of engineers, scientists, and technologists and on increasing public awareness of the importance of science and math education.

The HFES thanks members of the George Mason University Student Chapter and the Potomac Chapter for organizing the HFES booth at the 2012 Science and Engineering Festival.

And thanks to HFES members for helping us to increase awareness among children and young adults of the value of human factors/ergonomics in our daily lives.

If you would like to volunteer to help staff the booth, please contact:

Gary Orr
(202) 255-3746 

 If you have comments or questions, please feel free to contact the web master, Jack Laveson

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