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.
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....
project spurs non-line-of-sight simulation research
Advanced weapon systems designed
for future combat soldiers will be capable of hitting targets that
are not in the line-of-sight.
One of these weapons, the Objective
Individual Combat Weapon, or OICW, can fire either kinetic energy
projectiles (bullets) or explosive, air-bursting...
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.
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