Center for Human Factors in Advanced Aeronautics Technologies (CHAAT)

CHAAT performs on-going research to measure human performance in complex systems such as the Next Generation Airspace Transportation System (NextGen). We also participate in the training of the future workforce, in aeronautics and other NASA-related disciplines, through the training of students in human factors.


  • A NASA Group 5 University Research Center (URC)
  • A multidisciplinary venue for human factors research
  • Focused on the evaluation and design of air traffic management concepts and technologies
  • Training students in human factors methods and techniques
  • Providing support for underrepresented students to pursue careers in scientific, technological, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) careers

For much more information on CHAAT, see About CHAAT


Congratulations to CHAAT Students Selected as NASA Ambassadors

See CHAAT Student Reports on Student Career and Professional Development Activities from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2013 Annual Conference


Due to a lack of funds, There will be no CHAAT SUMMER Internship in 2014

Congratulations To Our Recent Graduates

  • Sabrina Billinghurst - Sabrina was also slected for the 2014 College of Liberal Arts, Deans List of Graduating Master Students
  • Kevin Monk
  • Jason Ziccardi
  • Aarthi Easwara Moorthy

Congratulations To Conrad Rorie

Conrad is a graduate student in the Master of Science in Human Factors program, whose internship poster entitled "Effect of Force Feedback on an Aimed Movement Task" was selected as best poster in the Aeronautics Mission Directorate at the recent NASA University Research Centers Virtual Poster Session.

As a finalist, Conrad presented his paper at a virtual symposium/videoconference attend by NASA Centers and URC Universities. Charles Bolden, NASA Chief Administrator opened the symposium by speaking on the need for STEM education, virtual conferences and University Research Centers. View Charles Bolden's opening remarks..

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