Thank you to our Community Academic Scholars, Afnaan Afsar Ali and Adam Syed, for all the work completed this summer! Afnaan and Adam worked with the Stretch team and our community partner Clark-Lindsey this summer and finished their internships with
Postdoctoral research associate Renato Azevedo recently received the prestigious American Psychological Association (APA) Briggs Dissertation Award. This award is presented for the best doctoral dissertation in applied experimental/engineering psychology. Renato also served on the Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology Presidential
Lab Director Wendy Rogers and Postdoctoral Research Associate Samuel Olatunji recently traveled to California to meet with the Hello Robot team. It was a wonderful trip advancing human-robot interaction research.
Lab Coordinator Megan Nickrent has been accepted to the Emerging Women Leaders Forum for 2023-2024. This is a program designed to “equip participants with leadership skills that will positively impact their departments and the communities in which they live and
Undergraduate research assistant Zolzaya Byambasuren was recently awarded the James Scholar Preble Research Award, a scholarship supporting James Scholars involved in undergraduate research. Zolzaya works on the Human Robot Interaction projects in the HFA Lab. Congratulations, Zolzaya!
The Human Factors & Aging Laboratory is successful thanks to our interdisciplinary team. The team consists of postdoctoral research associates, graduate students, and undergraduate students from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Every semester, we have opportunities for undergraduates
Postdoctoral research associate Samuel Olatunji was recently quoted for the proto.life article “Can we learn to embrace robotic caregivers? An aging population and elder care shortages means we may not have a choice.” Samuel’s research in the HFA Lab focuses
HFA Lab Director Dr. Wendy A. Rogers served on a panel titled “What Can Diabetes Quality Teams Learn from Engineers and Designers?” at the 83rd Scientific Session of the American Diabetes Association. To learn more about the scientific sessions,
HFA Participant Recruitment Coordinator Emma Lachs and Research Assistant Tooba Umar attended the Champaign County Annual Summer Senior Event on June 10. The Summer Senior Event allowed for networking with community organizations that support older adults and interactions with many
Postdoctoral research associates Nila Albuquerque, Hye Soo Lee, and George Mois attended the CREATE Workshop in New York City. Nila, Hye Soo, and George learned alongside more than 20 participants from diverse disciplines. To learn more about CREATE, please visit