North Texas Chapter Human Factors and
Chapter News and Events
POBox 65311, M/S3734
Dallas TX 75365
Phone: (972) 927-3115
contact by email:
p-schwab [at] ti [dot] com
2012 Local Chapter Activities
The chapter held two meetings in 2012. On April 12th, Brett
Walters with Alion Science and Technology Corporation gave an
overview of the Micro Saint modeling tool and discussed of some
project applications. On December 11th, Texas Instruments
hosted a meeting consisting of short presentations by chapter
members Patrick Fly (Boeing), Bill Mutoh (Abbott Labs), Steve
Merriman (Boeing) and Paul Schwab (Texas Instruments)
highlighting new human factors related technical information
gathered in the past year from conferences or other sources.
Number of full members: 40
Number of associates: 64
2011 North Texas Chapter Activities
The North Texas Chapter of HFES sponsored two events in 2011.
The first event was a basic ergonomics training session held in
conjunction with the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Institute
of Industrial Engineers and hosted by Texas Instruments.
Presenters included Vicki Missar, Aon Global Risk Consulting;
Madina Joshi, Raytheon; and Paul Schwab, Texas Instruments.
The second event was an informal get together with Mica
Endsley, President of National HFES and President of SA
Technologies as the guest speaker. Dr. Endsley gave a
presentation entitled “Current trends in Situation Awareness:
Research and Application” where she discussed the current
state of research on situation awareness and its application to
the design of systems for enhancing this important construct in
both individuals and in teams.
2010 North Texas Chapter Activities
The North Texas Chapter of HFES hosted two events in 2010.
The first event was in a “meet and greet’ format where each
participant gave a short presentation on current human
factors/ergonomics activities and interests. The second event
involved hosting students from Texas Tech University for two
days of Human Factors and Ergonomics related tours of local
businesses included Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.; Mary Kay, Inc.;
L-3 Communications; Raytheon Company and The Apparel
Group. After the tours, chapter members gave presentations on
their professional activities including Steve Merriman and
Christian Rossi with Boeing and Paul Schwab with Texas
Instruments. The students then presented an overview of the
Texas Tech Ergonomics Program.