Peres awarded Service Award by Houston Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

S. Camille Peres, Ph.D.

S. Camille Peres, Ph.D.

S. Camille Peres, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, was recently awarded the Cletis Booher Service Award by the Houston Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

This award is presented in honor of someone who has dedicated years of service to the chapter and continues to provide support that enables the growth and development of the organization.

“This award is truly an honor considering the dedication, support, and hard work all our chapter leaders have provided over the last decade to keep the chapter strong and vibrant,” said Peres. “I was deeply grateful to have been recognized for my involvement with the chapter and the society as a whole.”

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is an international organization with approximately 25 chapters throughout the world. The mission of the society and its local chapters is the real world application of scientific advancements in human factors and ergonomics.

Over the years Peres has worked to foster human factors and ergonomics in the Houston area and throughout the region. Currently, she is serving as the president of the Houston chapter and is the chapter affairs chair for the society internationally. In addition, she has served in an executive leadership role for nine of the 11 years that the Houston chapter has been active, facilitated the organization of annual meetings and events, and provided administrative support to assist in chapter operations.

Each year the chapter holds an annual symposium that allows students and professionals across industries and disciplines to network with one another while attending various lectures and panel discussions. Attendees discuss current research, the latest in scientific innovations, and current case studies relating to human factors and ergonomics.

Peres was instrumental in bringing to Texas A&M University this year’s Regional Symposium, combining the Houston, Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio chapters. The symposium provides students, professionals and academics the opportunity to present their research and to network with others in their field. This year’s event will be held June 6th, 2014.

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