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Oct. 10, 2020

#HFES2020 Retrospective

#HFES2020 Retrospective

Today is October 9th, 2020 and it's an all new Hu…

Today is October 9th, 2020 and it's an all new Human Factors Cast hosted by Nick Roome and Blake Arnsdorff. In this special episode, we take a look back at HFES 2020 and give our overall thoughts on the conference, our preference for format, as well as our favorite discussions and presentations from this week. #HFES2020 Retrospective Follow Rose: Follow Yadrianna: Follow Nick: Follow Blake: Design Lab UX Courses WIth Blake: Join us on Slack: Human Factors Cast Merchandise Store: Support us on Patreon: Follow us on LinkedIn: Follow us on Twitter: Follow us on Facebook: Follow us on Soundcloud: Follow us on YouTube: Our official website: Our Gear: Recorded with Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB: Microphone stand: Headphones: Audio software: Webcam (For conferencing): Logo design by E Graphics LLC: Take a deeper look into the human element in our ever changing digital world. Human Factors Cast is a podcast that investigates the sciences of psychology, engineering, biomechanics, industrial design, physiology and anthropometry and how it affects our interaction with technology. As an online source for human factors, psychology, and design news, Human Factors Cast is your essential resource for new, exciting stories in the field. Disclaimer: Human Factors Cast may earn an affiliate commission when you buy through the links here.

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Rose Figueroa

Guest Host

Dr. Figueroa is a Certified Human Factors Professional and a Senior Scientist at Explico Engineering – an engineering consulting firm – and has investigated many complex problems associated with accidents and failures throughout the U.S. and Mexico. She specializes in human factors, safety, and biomechanics. She has experience in a broad range of settings such as industrial and occupational, commercial / passenger / recreational vehicles, medical inpatient/outpatient / surgical, boating/watersports, and customer, residential, and public grounds.
In a nutshell, Rose is a goal-getter Engineering Ph.D. Latina, and an equity advocate who is passionate about mentoring, impacting STEM students and professionals. Trailblazing the path for the past decade, Dr. Figueroa has had boots on the ground and has been an active advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion. She has mentored numerous students and early career professionals. She has organized multiple national events/programs guiding students to successfully participate in competitive summer research programs, enroll in graduate school, and land their dream job.
Rose is a co-founder of the Diversity Task Force (now a Committee) at the American Society of Biomechanics, currently serves as the chair for HFES’s Disability and Chronic Illness Affinity Group, and is a member of HFES’s Code of Ethics Task Force. She is also the Regional SHPEtinas Director (Region 7). Rose has also led multiple philanthropic initiatives, including a state-wide relief initiative with 300+ volunteers (including coordination, gathering, transportation), resulting in 50 tons in good to Puerto Rico within six weeks of Hurricane Maria’s landfall.
She holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico–Mayagüez and an M.S.E. and Ph.D. in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor.

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Yadrianna Acosta-Sojo

Guest Host

Yadrianna Acosta-Sojo is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan. She is a recipient of the 2014 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program.