What is IUW?
Every year the State University of New York at Buffalo, the University of Waterloo, and the University of Toronto rotate in hosting the Inter-University Workshop (IUW) on one of their campuses. This one-day student workshop showcases current and proposed research related to human factors engineering and other related disciplines, such as biomechanics, ergonomics, psychology, cognitive engineering, user experience, and design research in academia and industry. Students from Western New York, Southern Ontario, and elsewhere are invited to our all-day event to gain professional experience presenting their research and enjoy networking opportunities with other researchers, professors and professionals. To encourage participation, the workshop is held at no cost to attendees.
The purpose of the event is to give students an opportunity to present their work in a friendly, low-pressure forum. It’s a day where they can gain experience in speaking and presenting as well as garner feedback and constructive criticism from their peers, keynote speakers, and attending faculty members. While the day’s events are centered around student presentations, the IUW also features keynote speakers, a poster competition, and a social/networking dinner to follow.
If you are interested in attending IUW 2017, please come! Registration is open to anyone, regardless of university affiliation, student status, or membership in HFES. This means that even community members or business leaders interested in human factors — or snatching up high-caliber talent about to enter the job market — are welcome to attend!
It is also free to attend, so that we can encourage interest in this field as broadly as possible. We would love to see you at IUW 2017!
NOTE: This event took place on 11 November 2017. Check back in three years when it’s Buffalo’s turn to host IUW 2020!