Back by popular demand - a special track designed for the needs of young professionals and students.

Do you want to be part of the planning for the Student Track? Join the Student Committee and help develop the Student Track at the 18th Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference (AEC). Contact Bill Gibbs at for more information.

You will also have the opportunity to choose from more than 70 high-quality educational sessions relative to ergonomics in the workplace to improve health, human factors and safety in a variety of environments.

The conference also offers a variety of events from the Ergo Cup® competition to events designed specifically for networking that allow students to interact with the leaders of the industry. Business casual attire is required.

AEC offers students and early career professionals the unique opportunity to build and expand their professional networks through interaction with industry leaders.

Find out more about what AEC offers students and early career professionals here.

Planned activities

  • Student Mentor program
  • Student Track, designed for students
  • First-time attendee orientation
  • Networking receptions with industry leaders and more

Student Committee Chair

Neely Ketzler, Auburn University


Bill Boyd, CNA 

Volunteer opportunities

Interested students: Volunteer 10 hours of your time in exchange for a full conference registration. The time can be prior to the conference (e.g., kit stuffing and/or setting up registration) or during the conference (e.g., registration, room hosts, counting ballots, etc.). There are a limited number of slots available, so this opportunity will be offered to volunteers on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you would like to review a list of volunteer opportunities for various events at the conference, please contact Bill Gibbs at

© 2015 Institute of Industrial Engineers. All rights reserved.