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PhD student Gaang Lee receives the Creativeness in Ergonomics Student of the Year Award at the 23rd Applied Ergonomics Conference

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University of Michigan Civil Engineering PhD student Gaang Lee has received the Creativeness in Ergonomics (CE) Student of the Year Award at the 23rd Applied Ergonomics Conference.

This yearly award, honoring up to four students each year, recognizes achievements in ergonomics application or research, including process improvement, education, applied instrumentation and product development.

Lee’s research, entitled “Wearable Biosensing to Measure Site Workers’ Physical Fatigue during their Ongoing Work,” received high marks for creativity, ergonomics and applied instrumentation. Lee and three other students took home the $1,000 prize. 

The Applied Ergonomics Conference and Expo was originally scheduled to take place on March 16 in Louisville, Kentucky but was postponed due to the COIVD-19 pandemic. A virtual conference in early August 2020 will act as a substitute to ensure that presentations and exhibitions are still able to take place this year. 

Award winners such as Lee will have the opportunity to present their findings and interact with industry professionals at this virtual event in August.

Lee is advised by Professor SangHyun Lee.

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