Other IEA Awards
The IEA Distinguished Service Award is presented to individuals
for outstanding contributions to the promotion, development,
and advancement of the IEA. The IEA Outstanding Educators Award is presented to a person( s) in recognition of outstanding contributions in the area of
ergonomics education for having developed ergonomics education programs, produced new methodology and/or materials for teaching ergonomics, or graduated persons who have become outstanding ergonomists.
The IEA Award for Promotion of Ergonomics in Industrially Developing Countries is given to a person(s) who has made significant and outstanding contributions to the development of the infrastructure of ergonomics in an industrially developing country. The IEA Ergonomics Development Award is presented to
persons who have made a contribution or development that significantly
advances the state of the art of an existing ergonomics subspecialty or opens up a new area of ergonomics research and/or application.
The IEA President’s Award is presented to a person(s) who has made outstanding contributions to the furthering of the ergonomics discipline, and whose contribution does not clearly fall into one of the other award categories.
The IEA K. U. Smith Student Award honors a deserving student responsible for an application of or contribution to human factors/ergonomics. Any student enrolled in an accredited postsecondary institution worldwide is eligible.
The IEA/Liberty Mutual Prize in Occupational Safety and Ergonomics recognizes outstanding original research leading to the reduction or mitigation of work-related injuries and/or to the advancement of the theory, understanding, and development of occupational safety research.
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William S. Helton is assistant professor of psychology and director of the Differences in Expertise, Attention, Knowledge, and Stress (DEAKS) Laboratory at Michigan Technological University. He received his B.A. in philosophy from Evergreen State College in 1995, his M.A. in human factors from the University of Cincinnati in 1998, and his Ph.D. in human factors from the University of Cincinnati in 2002. His research focuses on expertise and attention. His 2005 Annual Meeting proceedings paper is Canine factors: Bridging the gap between human factors and comparative psychology. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 49th Annual Meeting, 876–880.