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    NC State/NIOSH Ergonomics Graduate Education and Research Program

    The Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and System Engineering (ISE) at
    NC State is currently accepting applications for graduate fellowships
    through a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
    grant for ergonomics and safety education and research. If you've thought
    about the possibility of attending graduate school, and are interested in
    ergonomics, this graduate education and research program may also be of
    interest to you. NCSU ISE leads safety and ergonomics component of NC
    Occupational Safety and Health Education & Research Center (ERC). The other
    four components are industrial hygiene (University of North Carolina-Chapel
    Hill, UNC), health nursing (UNC), epidemiology (UNC), occupational medicine
    (Duke University). This program is unique since that all students have the
    opportunity to learn from all five components from various campuses.

    The program provides support for students to obtain masters and doctoral
    degrees in ISE with a focus on research and practice in ergonomics and
    occupational safety. Successful applicants will also be eligible for
    assistantships and scholarships. The program provides funding for up to four
    MS students or two PhD students, on an annual basis, through the completion
    of a degree program. (You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for, and receive,
    support through this program.) Support includes a competitive monthly
    stipend, full tuition support for all academic terms, and health insurance
    during your degree.

    The requirements of this program are in-line with the degree requirements of
    the ISE Department and provide for HFES (Human Factors & Ergonomics Society)
    accreditation of MS and PhD degrees. We are currently recruiting MS or PhD
    students for research fellowships to begin in the fall of 2007 or spring
    2008. MS candidates starting this fall are anticipated to complete their
    degrees by spring of 2009. (Degree timelines may vary from student to
    student and will be longer for doctoral students.)

    The program, situated in the research triangle area, emphasizes occupational
    ergonomics and safety from both the physical and cognitive perspectives.
    Areas of research emphasis in physical ergonomics include: workplace design,
    anthropometry, musculoskeletal injury, cumulative trauma, work physiology,
    and biomechanics. Areas of research emphasis in cognitive ergonomics
    include: human information processing, human-machine interface design,
    models of human decision making and cognition in complex systems,
    human-automation interaction, and team performance.

    All student applicants qualifying for graduate school admission at NC State
    can be considered for this fellowship program and research assistantships
    involving projects in our Ergonomics Lab. Internships with local companies
    are encouraged during summer terms. Application deadlines for graduate study
    at NC State (for U.S. Students) are: June 25 - Fall semester deadline; and
    November 25 - Spring semester deadline.

    Graduates of our program are aggressively recruited by industry, consulting
    and academia throughout the United States. If you're thinking about graduate
    school, need support for your education and have an interest in ergonomics,
    please contact Dr. Simon Hsiang (919-513-7208) or Dr. David Kaber
    (919-515-3086) for further information on the NC State NIOSH Ergonomics
    Graduate Education and Research Program.