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Human Factors + Ergonomics Lab Mission

“Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, school and the means of education shall forever be encouraged." – The Ohio Ordinance of 1787, Article III.

In line with this ordinance, which helped established Ohio University, the mission of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Lab is to achieve excellence in teaching and research in the field of human factors engineering. We believe that education and research are synergistic activities that are to be seen together and not to the exclusion of one or the other. Our goal is two-fold:

  1. to educate students so that they can apply the principles of human factors engineering to help people by improving products and systems
  2. to conduct research and make contributions in the field of human factors engineering that will help people by improving the person-product/system interface