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Division 21 outreach program

A version of this program was presented at this year’s APA convention

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun. is a highly interactive program which Division 21 members may use to help explain our field to middle school, high school, college and university students, youth groups, community groups and professionals in other fields. During the past year versions of the program have been presented to engineering students (Tufts University), environmental educators (New England Environmental Education Alliance), environmental health and safety leaders in the telecommunications industry (Environmental Health and Safety Professionals Panel), science teachers (Rhode Island Science Teachers Association), girl scouts, high school psychology students and college psychology students. A summary of activities from the program was presented to psychologists (Eastern Psychological Association).

Each year, Division 21 presents a two hour version of the Games program for college faculty, high school teachers, high school, graduate, and undergraduate students at the annual convention. Typically, the program is one of the larger Division 21 programs. This year, the program will be held in the Orange County Convention Center (Orlando, Fla.), Room W303B, on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 from 4 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. The program will be presented by: Ron Shapiro who designed the original program, Human Factors professional Arathi Sethumadhavan, University of Central Florida Psi Chi President Melissa Robin, University of Baltimore Psi Chi President Simone Bolton, and High School Teacher John Su. John was the Champion at the 2009 Games program at APA in Toronto, and two of his students (Julia Abramova and Max Levin) were semifinalists at the 2011 Games program at APA in Washington, D.C.

Division 21 members who are interested in learning how to present the program may wish to attend. Similarly Division 21 members are encouraged to invite high school teachers, college faculty, family members and students who will be attending APA in Orlando to participate in this program.

To request a copy of the Games program for use in your not-for-profit educational activities, Division 21 members may send an email to Dr. Ron Shapiro from an email address which accepts large (10MB) file attachments and accepts confidential email which is not subject to public disclosure. Include your name, Division 21 membership status, address, telephone number, and a brief explanation of how you plan to use the program in your request.