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 2023, the chapter has been awarded The Gold Chapter Award by the National Human Factors and Ergonomics Society a total of 17 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 an annual CSULB HFES Conference. We will be having our 19th Annual CSULB HFES Student Research Conference on Saturday, March 16, 2024 from 9 AM to 4 PM at the Psychology building on campus. Visit our CSULB HFES Student Research Conference for more information.


Student Chapter Cabinet

Current (Fall 2023 – Spring 2024)


Dante Kruise

Vice President

Maegan Schmitz


Caleb Calomarde


Brandon Takahashi

Social Chair

Linnea Holm

Outreach Coordinators

Alam Cheam

Taylor Ashqar


Alina Tran


Mai Phuong Pham

Iris Lieu

Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Illingworth


Recent Meetings

We held our first General Meeting of the Spring 2024 semester on Wednesday, February 22nd. Our president, Dante Kruise, gave a presentation on the art and importance of networking. Our members who have networking experience at past conferences have also shared insights on the power of networking. Stay tuned for more exciting events and opportunities to connect, learn, and grow together!

We recently held a special card-making event aimed at spreading love and positivity throughout Long Beach on February 19th. It was a wonderful opportunity to carry forward the goodwill of Valentine’s Day by creating heartfelt messages for those in our community who need a boost of joy! Thank you to those who showed up to share their creativity and warmth. Your efforts will undoubtedly make a difference in someone’s day 💌. We made a total of 34 heartwarming cards and they have been shared with the residents and staff at the Palmcrest Grand Residence, Long Beach. 

Card Making for Seniors 2/19/24

We organized an internship panel on Monday, November 27th! Alumni from the CSULB Human Factors program provided valuable insights on how they discovered and applied to internships. Our speakers shared a variety of perspectives, coming from the medical, UI/UX, transportation, and aerospace fields! 

Internship panel 11/27/23 in PSY 101 at 12:30

Contact Information

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

Connect with our LinkedIn to keep updated on our members’ professional journeys

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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