A New IISE Society is Born

By Don Greene posted 04-04-2018 02:34:25 PM


It hasn’t happened in 30 years. During the recent 2018 Applied Ergonomics Conference (AEC) in Atlanta, the attendees heard a rare and important announcement. A new IISE society was launched and its proud name is – drum roll, please – the Applied Ergonomics Society (AES).


Here is the emblem that our in-house designer Kelli Huffman created for the new society to give it distinction and pizazz; its brand.


On March 27, hundreds of participants attending the keynote presentation by David Cochran, professor emeritus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, saw the society become a reality. It truly is a testament to ergonomists worldwide, many of whom have been involved with IISE over the years, that this society has been created. After all, the Applied Ergonomics Conference now in its 21st year, has been home to hundreds of ergonomists and many of these same professionals are the leaders of this new society. 


Well done, occupational ergonomists!


IISE welcomes its third society with open arms. AES now joins the Institute’s two established societies – Society for Engineering & Management Systems and Society for Health Systems


As the society grows over time, look for more information on its development in IISE’s communications. If you’re interested in becoming an AES member, please reach out to us at aesmembership@iise.org.


It truly is an honor to have worked with our talented ergonomists and to take part in their top-notch conferences for the past several years. I thoroughly enjoyed the AEC 2018 in Atlanta. It was a huge success, drawing more than 800 attendees, featuring nearly 60 exhibitors and offering tremendous educational sessions, facility tours and networking events.


On the final day, the event culminated in a phenomenal Lunch and Awards Ceremony where applied ergonomic innovations were celebrated with the famous Ergo Cup® Competition, and the Practitioner and Student of the Year awards.


Great conference. Great people. Now, a great society. AES – check it out today.


Don Greene

CEO, Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers




08-15-2018 11:58:21 AM

Great to see that the family is growing. And love the new brand! Nice job Kelli. Looking forward to connecting with our new cohorts.

Also glad to see my former professor at UNL, David Cockran, keynoting. Still one of my favorite profs.