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Highlights from IST                                                                       1st Quarter, 2000

Former IST Director honored for "lifetime achievement"

Former Institute for Simulation & Training (IST) Director A. Louis Medin, Ph.D., was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 21st Interservice/Industry Simulation, Training and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) recently held in Orlando.

Dr. A. L. Medin

Conference officials honored Dr. Medin for his more than 20 years of educational leadership to I/ITSEC and the simulation industry. Medin and his wife, Julia, who also holds a Ph.D., serve as academic advisors to the conference. Presented at the closing banquet, the award is only the third such honor given in the conferenceís 21-year history....

Army project spurs non-line-of-sight simulation research

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Advanced weapon systems designed for future combat soldiers will be capable of hitting targets that are not in the line-of-sight.

OICW

One of these weapons, the Objective Individual Combat Weapon, or OICW, can fire either kinetic energy projectiles (bullets) or explosive, air-bursting... 

Salas to edit human factors journal

Eduardo Salas, Ph.D. has been selected to be the next editor of Human Factors (the official journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society). Dr. Salas holds a joint appointment with IST and the University of Central Floridaís psychology department.

Eduardo Salas, Ph.D.

Human Factors, considered by many psychologists to be the most prestigious of peer-review journals, publishes articles on and reviews of basic and applied research on the interface between humans and systems. According to ISTís director, Dr. Dennis McBride, Salasí appointment reflects positively... 

 

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