Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) is an interdisciplinary nonprofit professional organization covering the fields of human factors and ergonomics. It was founded in 1957 and is an organization of professionals devoted to the science of human factors and ergonomics. The society's mission is to promote the discovery and exchange of knowledge concerning the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the design of systems and devices of all kinds.
The society has several student chapters, who organize events and activities for the benefit of students and the public. Student chapters operate under the auspices of HFES and receive support for their activities.