Human Factors Research in Aviation – Undergraduate Research Assistant - Psychology

We are currently applying theory and techniques from the discipline of human factors to the field of aviation training. The first goal of our project is to identify how air carriers currently implement and evaluate the effectiveness of modern training practices and methodologies. The second goal of our project is to provide technical information and data on the effectiveness and suitability of various emerging technologies and approaches—such as virtual reality (VR) and distance learning—in specific areas of flightcrew training. Project work is expected to take at least 10 hours per week.

Project Dates

Start Date: 1/9/2023 - End Date: 4/28/2023

Students Needed

Type of Project


Student Responsibilities

Students will be expected to review literature (empirical and technical), assist with designing and performing human-subject experiments, and collaborate with our research team to develop academic and technical products.

Time Commitment

At least 10 hours per week hour(s)

Student Requirements

Students should have an interest in multi-disciplinary research (e.g., human factors engineering, experimental psychology, simulation, instructional design, etc.). Students should be interested in developing research skills including statistical analysis (e.g., SPSS; R), literature review, and writing (academic and technical). Students should be proficient in non-technical skills such as organization, time management, and critical thinking. Students will be expected to work at least 10 hours per week, perform on-site tasks as needed, and participate in weekly lab meetings.

Interested in Working With the Following Programs

For EXCEL URE Students Only

Additional Notes

Position Overview

  • Date Posted: 10-07-2022
  • Location:
    • Orlando (Main Campus)
  • Paid: Yes