Austin Ergonomics Round Table is a group of professionals that meets to network and share best practices in the profession of ergonomics.  We welcome visitors to our meetings.  Suggestions for topics and speakers is always encouraged.  Vendors are invited and encouraged to sponsor lunch for the group.  For more information please contact Thomas Rowell ( to be added to the email list.  Also see for further details.


Sam Cantu:

Sr. Ergonomics Engineer

Topic: Design concepts for the purchase, design, or modification of tools and equipment.

Samsung Austin Semiconductor

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Erin Kurusz, PhD

Vice President–Business

Transformation at Dell

Topic: Human factors and user experience–Applications in business process design.

Carver Branch, Austin Public Library

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

James Rethaber,


Topic: Selling your ergonomics program/recommendations...

Tips/tricks and pitfalls to avoid.

3M Austin Business Center

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Parag Sharma:

PhD Student–Texas A&M

Topic: 1 year workplace study using software reminders to increase electric sit-stand desk usage.

Carver Branch, Austin Public Library

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Tricia Salazar: Regional

Ergonomist–US Army

Public Health Command

Topic: Alternative office workstation impact on activity, discomfort, and productivity.

Dell, Inc.

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Martha Parker &

Cynthia Roe

Topic: Do large touchscreens improve use, increase productivity and eliminate discomfort?

Carver Branch, Austin Public Library

11:30 am - 1:00 pm


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