Graduate Student Takes First Place in Human Factors Paper Competition

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology College of Aeronautics graduate student Greg Reverdiau won the “Best Research Paper” award at the 2012 Human Factors and Applied Psychology Student Conference, held April 5 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). His paper was “The Effect of a Virtual Air Traffic Control Environment on Learning Radio Communication Procedures.” He earned recognition and a cash prize.

Florida Tech graduate student Mishael Hinds also presented his paper, “The Effect of Vection on Postural Stability and Cognitive Performance in College-Aged Adults in Florida.” Both students were mentored by John Deaton, College of Aeronautics professor.

ERAU and the University of Central Florida were among the three institutions competing. Over 20 papers were presented during the conference, and a similar number of poster papers.

“Florida Tech traditionally performs well at this conference, winning awards several times in the past six years. This year the competition was impressive,” said Deaton.

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