CSULB Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Student Chapter

HFES LogoHere at CSULB, we are proud to have an active and supportive HFES Student Chapter that contributes greatly to academic and professional development.  The HFES Student Chapter at California State University, Long Beach is currently comprised of approximately 20 members, many of whom are graduate students in the Master of Science in Psychology, Option in Human Factors program. The student chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society at California State University, Long Beach is dedicated to promoting the understanding and use of human factors both academically and professionally. The student chapter organizes and participates in various activities during the year, always with this goal in mind. As of September 2018, the chapter has been awarded The Gold Chapter Award by the National Human Factors and Ergonomics Society a total of 12 times.


Join Our Chapter

HFES student chapterWhile students are free to attend any of our meetings without any requirements, it is encouraged that students officially join HFES to receive all the benefits our chapter and the organization as a whole can provide. Yearly fees for students are only $10 and $35 for non-students. Information about joining can be found at the National HFES site or by contacting our chapter’s email at lbhfes@gmail.com.

Members of HFES gain access to a host of benefits ranging from HFES Journal access, special conference opportunities, unique colloquiums from HFES professionals, and social events.

Our chapter coordinates research projects for both events held by our chapter individually and the national chapter.

See our HFES CSULB Newsletter for more information on upcoming events!


Annual CSULB HFES Conference

Every spring semester, our chapter hosts our annual CSULB HFES Conference.  The 17th Annual HFES Student Conference was held March 5th, 2022 on-campus in the USU Ballrooms. The conference features keynote speakers, alumni panels, student research and it serves as an amazing networking opportunity. We invite students, faculty, alumni, and anyone with an interest in human factors to join us.


Student Chapter Cabinet

Current (Fall 2021 – Spring 2022)


Cindy Su

Vice President 

Kristen Brown


Dawson Ohligschlager


Christian Schmitz

Social Chair

Megan Mitchell

(In collaboration with Ryan Karp)

Outreach Coordinator

Katie Sabo


Ryan Karp


Ha Nguyen (In collaboration with Jessica Mar)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gabriella Hancock


Upcoming Meetings

Our last event of the semester will be held Friday, May 13th at 11am PST. Come join us and listen to Dr. Alyssa White from Expedia speak about her work at Expedia, UX Research, and how to transition from academia to industry. Please send us an email to receive the Zoom meeting link.


Stay connected to our social media to learn when our next meeting and events will take place!

Contact Information

Join our Discord server to stay in the know and chat with our undergraduate and graduate members.

Follow us on Instagram to see us have fun at our events and meetings.

Send us an email at lbhfes@gmail.com for any questions about our chapter or to be added to our email list for important announcements and updates. 


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