Monday, October 20, 2014

STTG Election Results

TG Chair: Anuj Pradhan (UMTRI)
Program Chair Elect - to support the next Program Chair Stas Krupenia (Scania): Shan Bao (UMTRI)
Webmaster: Andrew Krum (VTTI)
Newsletter Editor: Robert (Mac) McCall (VTTI)

The new officers will officially take their positions at the end of the HFES annual meeting on October 30th, 2014.

To represent the sentiments of the current officers, it’s been an honor serving the STTG. We’ve had a great time and look forward to seeing you all next week in Chicago. Sincerely,

STTG Business Meeting and Dinner | Wednesday Oct 29th, 2014 | Rock Bottom Brewery

What: STTG Business Meeting and Dinner
Where: Rock Bottom Brewery (1 West Grand Ave., Chicago, Il, 60654)
When: Wednesday Oct 29th, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM
Cost: $10 cash ($31 Value) | Free for first 20 students

Dear STTG Members,

The STTG business meeting will take place at 5:30 PM on Wednesday October 29th during the 2014 Annual Meeting in Chicago. Based on feedback from members and students, as well as the success of last year’s offsite meeting, we’ve organized the following event.

         The meeting will take place at Rock Bottom Brewery, down the street from the conference hotel and across the street from Grand Station. Map It

         Heavy hors d’oeuvres and one drink will be provided during the cocktail hour at a cost of $10 cash
o    This is a $31 value made possible by support from the Toyota Collaborative Safety Research Center. We would greatly appreciate it if you could bring an exact bill
o    Please RSVP here:
Attendance is FREE for the first 20 students to RSVP!
         A cash bar will remain open
         We will hold an open mic for students to introduce themselves to the STTG
o    Using the RSVP form, students can sign up to give a ~30-s talk on who they are, where they study, and what their research interests are. This is a great way to accelerate visibility in the research community.
         We will transition into dinner at 7:15 PM.
o    The cost of dinner is NOT included with the attendance fee
o    Guests are free to only attend the dinner (and not pay a cover charge), or only attend the business meeting and leave at 7:00 PM. Either way, we ask that you RSVP to indicate your preference.
         Here’s the agenda for the evening:
o    5:30 - 6:00  Reception and cash bar
o    6:00 - 6:15  Student introductions
o    6:15 - 7:00  Presentations
§  Featured Talk
§  STTG Update
§  Program Chair Update
§  Student Award Announcement
§  Stephanie Binder Young Professional Award Announcement
o    7:15  Dinner