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Ashley Clark

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona | Graduation Date: Spring 2020
Human Systems Engineering

Students’ Motivation for Taking Human Systems Engineering (HSE) Classes

Mentor: Rod Roscoe
FURI: Fall 2018

New courses in Human Systems Engineering (HSE) are hypothesized to provide students with an understanding of the limitations, abilities and needs of users, resulting in better and more efficient designs. An important first step for integrating HSE concepts into engineering education is to assess current students’ attitudes about these human-centered principles. Based on a literature review, several questions are being added to a broader survey currently being implemented by Dr. Roscoe and colleagues. These questions will help educators further understand the affective, behavioral, and cognitive components of students’ attitudes toward HSE, which may influence how human-centered perspectives are taught.