Students can apply for the Arnold Small Award!

Read below for details about the Arnold Small Award application and process and learn about past recipients of the Arnold Small Award.

Arnold Small Award application and process

Requirements for consideration:

  • Student status while performing the research and
  • Acceptance of submission for presentation at the annual HFES conference


  1. Wait until receipt of notification that the submission was accepted for presentation at the annual conference.
  2. The student or student’s advisor should notify the ATG Program Chair by August 1st via email that s/he/they would like to be considered for the award. The 2022 program chair is Bethany Lowndes (
  3. A selection committee comprised of ATG members will review and score the submissions.
  4. In recognition of the winner’s accomplishment, the student(s) is presented the award (plaque and $200) during the ATG business meeting at the HFES annual conference. Please make sure to attend the Wednesday lunch!

Past Recipients

2020: Brodrick StigallClemson University

Stigall, B., & Caine, K. (2020). A Systematic Review of Human Factors Literature About Voice User Interfaces and Older Adults.

2019: Jonathan Kasko, NC State

Kasko, J., Choi, H., & Feng, J. (2019). Older Drivers’ Differential Performance across Hazardous Scenarios.

2017: Kenneth Block, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Block, K., Insel, K., Koerner, K., & Rogers, W.A. (2017). Understanding the medication adherence strategies of older adults.

2016: Hagai Tapiro, Avinoam Borowsky, Tal Oron-Gilad and Yisrael Parmet

Tapiro, H., Borowsky, A., Oron-Gilad, T., & Parmet, Y. (2016). Where Do Older Pedestrians Glance Before Deciding to Cross a Simulated Two-Lane Road? A Pedestrian Simulator Paradigm

2015: Jessie Chin


Chin, J., Anderson, E., Chin, C.-L., Fu, W.-T. (2015). Age differences in information search: An exploration-exploitation trade-off model.

2014: Baekhee Lee


Lee, B., Park, J., Jung, K., Lee, B.-H., Na, D. & You, H (2014). Age and gender differences in force control capabilities by force control phase.

2013: Wei-Ting Yen


Product physical interface design characteristics for older adults with hand use limitations: Laboratory study.

2012: Cory-Ann Smarr


Older adults’ preferences for and acceptance of robot assistance with everyday living tasks.

2011: Eric Carpenter


Effect of transfer with younger and older adults on control solution testing using two blood glucometers.

2010: Ann Lambert


The roles of working memory capacity, visual attention and age in driving performance.

2009: Jessie Chin


Cognition and illness experience are associated with illness knowledge among older adults with hypertension.

2008: No award given out

2007: Tiffany S. Jastrzembski


Error extensions to GOMS modeling: Age-related predictions of error in a mobile phone task.

2006: Richard Pak


Aging and visual attention: The effect of perceptual load on the functional field of view.

2005: Gwanseob Shin


Differences in trunk kinematics and ground reaction forces between older and younger adults during lifting.

2004: Celeste Y. M. Shai

Effects of computer presentation format on learning in the elderly.

2003: Anne McLaughlin


Effects of attentional demand on input device use in younger and older adults.

2002: Richard Pak, Anne McLaughlin, & Chao-Chung Lin


An age-related comparison of a touchscreen and a novel input device.

2001: Anne-Sophie Melenhorst


The use of communication technologies by the older adult: Exploring the benefits from the user’s perspective.

2000: Sherry Mead

Contributions of stimulus driven and goal-directed processing to visual selection by older and younger observers.

1999: Richard A. Sit

Multi-task performance: A comparison of older and younger adults.

1998: Elizabeth Meyer

Towards an understanding of age-related use of incidental consistency.

1997: Peter J. Batsakes

Age-related differences in the training and retention of skilled dual-task performance.

1996: Richard Sit

Retention of multiple-task performance: Age-related differences.

1995: Starr Fox

Effects of aging upon working memory and workload.

1994: Darryl Humphrey

Perceptual organization and grouping factors: Age-related effects.

1993: R. Darin Ellis & Kentaro Kotani

Modeling age difference in isometric elbow flexion using Hill’s three element visco-elastic model.

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