Next Meeting: Feb. 16, Christopher Wickens

We are excited for this year and hope you’ll join us for our first event of 2016, Dr. Chris Wickens on February 16th!

When: Feb. 16th, 6-8 pm

Where: Tensentric, 2900 Center Green Court , Boulder, CO

Topic: Models of Multitasking: The Mindball and the Eyeball

Event details:

Food and drinks provided! Space is limited. RSVP here: Alternately, you can email our Program/Events Chair, Jody, directly to RSVP (
6:00 – 6:30 Social time with snack and drinks, introduction from RM HFES President, Elise Edson
6:30 – 7:30 Guest Speaker: Dr. Chris Wickens and Q&A
7:30 – 8:00 Social time including snack and drinks

About Dr. Wickens:

Christopher Wickens was Head of the Aviation Human Factors Division at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1983 -2005. He is currently working part time for Alion Science: MA&D Operations. He received a B.A. from Harvard College in Physical Sciences in 1967. He received a M.A. from the University of Michigan in Psychology in 1969. For over 30 years Chris Wickens’ research has focused on engineering performance and human factors. He has published over 200 articles and authored eight books, including “Engineering Psychology and Human Performance” (1984), “Introduction to Human Factors Engineering” (1997), and “Applied Attention Theory” (2007).

Meetings and Get Togethers

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the HFES meets approximately 4-5 times a year between September and May.  These meetings include topics of professional interest, and address a range of issues – cognitive research, ergonomic practices, specific design topics.  In addition, they’re a great way to meet colleagues and friends!  Our most recent meeting was at in October at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.  Dr. Ben Clegg and graduate students in the Cognitive Psychology Department hosted the RM-HFES for an informative and entertaining evening.

Given how geographically distributed our members are, we try to arrange meetings at different locations, so at least a few meetings per year should be convenient to attend.  If you have a suggestion for a meeting topic and location, please let us know!

NEXT MEETING!  In the works…stay tuned!