CHELSEA IWIG – CREW COMMANDER
Chelsea Iwig is currently a graduate student in the Human Factors and Systems department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The focus of her research is on optimizing crew performance during long duration space flight (LDSF). She is currently focused on developing a reliable measure for monitoring team function during LDSF. Chelsea graduated from Embry-Riddle with a B.S. in Aerospace Studies in 2011.
Chelsea completed an internship at Johnson Space Center during the summer of 2012. Her internship was through the National Space Biomedical Research Institute summer internship program for students pursuing life science related majors. She spent the summer conducting biomechanics research in the Exercise Physiology and Countermeasures Lab.
Chelsea is a Kansas native and she attributes her passion for space exploration in large part to her experiences at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center space camps, which she attended as a child and where she has also worked as a camp counselor.
ANTOINE JUHEL – XO, CREW JOURNALIST
Antoine Juhel is currently enrolled in a five year accelerated Masters program in Human Factors and Systems Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). Mr. Juhel has been working for the past two consecutive summers at Honeywell Aerospace in the Human Factors Center of Excellence as a system engineer where he worked on various different projects. These included, among others, the establishment of a design requirement document for verification and validation testing of a particular technology; the creation of an internal process improvement methodology in order to emphasize human factors in the development process; competitive intelligence analysis regarding human factors processes and methods used by Honeywell’s major competitors, and performed multiple usability evaluations for major customers as well as for Honeywell’s proprietary technologies.
Mr. Juhel is currently employed as a graduate teaching and research assistant in the department of Human Factors and Systems at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where his work and service has been recognized by multiple awards throughout his tenure in the department. His research interests include human physiology, human performance in extreme environment, team behavior, space operations and interface design. Past research projects include the examination of different aircraft boarding and deboarding methods, General Motors’ EcoCar competition and the creation of an electronic taxing aid for aircraft in order to improve ground safety and reduce runway incursions which won first place in the 2012 annual FAA design competition. Mr. Juhel is currently working side-by-side with Dr. Jason Kring studying the relationship between team cohesion and performance. This research is aimed to provide recommendations and insights for future long duration space flight mission.
In parallel of academics Mr. Juhel has been the student chair for the annual Human Factors and Applied Psychology (HFAP) student conference for the past two consecutive years. During that time HFAP has grown to become a well-known and respected event with over 100 attendees representing various higher education institutions all throughout central Florida. Mr. Juhel’s other qualifications include being a certified associate Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) professional, and being fully bilingual in English and French. Finally, he is the immediate past-president of the Embry-Riddle student chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society (HFES) and a member of the International Honor Society in Psychology (PSI CHI).
CARLOS GIRALDO – CREW SCIENTIST
Carlos Giraldo was born and raised in Cali, Colombia and moved to the United SPage Settingstates at the age of 6. He has lived in the Florida ever since. He graduated from Summerlin Military Academy in Bartow, FL in 2011 where he played soccer and tennis. He is a junior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he is currently enrolled in the Army ROTC program.
Carlos is part of the Student Government Association on the Student Finance Board for the University and he is involved with the Society for Human Performance in Extreme Environments. He intends to graduate with his bachelor’s degree in Human Factors Psychology next year and then pursue a graduate degree in Human Factors.
ERIC WATKINS – CREW SCIENTIST
Eric is currently working towards his degree in Human Factors Psychology at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). Relying on his background in graphic design, along with his computer expertise, he wants to bring a different outlook in the field of Human Factors. Freshman year, he worked as a Public Relations Officer in multiple organizations while volunteering as a Graphic Designer. Before returning to his second year, the summer of 2012, he took on a Communications intern with the DC Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative. As an intern, he assisted the staff with a variety of tasks related to programming, development, or communications to further the mission and increase arts education in DC public and chartered public schools. As a returning Undergraduate student at ERAU, he is self-motivated, enthusiastic, and is always looking forward to working with his peers.
CHUI MIIN LEE – ENGINEER
Chui Lee is currently a Senior in the Human Factors Psychology program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. After graduation, she hopes to go to school to earn her graduate degree, to work in the medical/prosthetics field.
Chui grew up in Putnam Valley, New York, where she discovered her passion for the outdoors. She is an avid backpacker, rock climber and hiker, who had learned to adapt to Florida through her love of surfing. Because of her love of extreme sports and environments, Chui has found herself gaining much interest in physiology. Her previous research has concentrated on the effects of social, psychological and technical pressures of Helicopter Emergency Medical Service crews and weather related incidents. This has increased her interest in team cohesion, safety and the medical service industry.
In addition to her involvement in Crew 131, Chui is a Resident Director of Housing and Residence Life, where she works in community and team building, training and advisement of 9 Resident Advisors and over 250 Freshmen students. She is involved in the Human Performance in Extreme Environments Society, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Omicron Delta Kappa, Honors Program and Rock climbing club.
ELISE REEVES – HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICER
Elise is currently an Undergraduate student in the Human Factors Psychology degree program with a minor in Computer Science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She is a member of the ERAU student chapter for the Society for Human Performance in Extreme Environments and is conducting research on team performance in isolated and confined environments. She is interested in conducting research in polar environments on topics related to team coordination in extreme environments. Elise will graduate from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the spring of 2015.
Elise acquired experience in the Aerospace industry from working with Lockheed Martin on a series of simulated space systems tasks from 2009-2011. This experience was the foundation for her passion in space exploration and flight. Her interests have taken her from her hometown of Denver, Colorado to Daytona Beach, Florida in pursuit of a career in space studies. She continues to be involved not only in research projects through her university, but with Greek Life, and Student Government as well.