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    From 2008-2010, Maestro Ronald G. Shapiro of Providence RI has offered 3 interactive 90-minute workshops in New York City on his remarkable work on “Games to explain human factors.” He is truly a master in science education, whose work has been uniformly praised—from novice students to seasoned colleagues--who participated in these NYC workshops.
     
                                                                                                                  -- Harold Takooshian, PhD, Past-President,

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    Your piece at the {Eastern Psychological Association} conference was really fun, engaging and full of information. I'm always looking for ways to make learning fun for my students and you certainly nailed it!
                                                                                                                    -- Cathleen Greenan (pictured on right)
                                                                                                                        Dutchess Community College 


    It was interactive and fun filled. We read concepts in psychology over and over again, but to see it cleverly demonstrated, was awarding.
                                                                                                                    -- Nritya Ramani,
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    You opened my eyes (even though I was blindfolded!!) to the world of industrial psychology...
                                                                                                                    -- Lori Kellner, PhD Candidate, Walden University
                                                                                                                       Eastern Psychological Association Annual Mtg     

    Ron's workshop on Games to Explain Human Factors is full of interactive demonstrations. The audience is engaged and entertained while learning about  findings in psychology and human factors. Games is always well attended and enjoyed by all.
                                                                                                                    -- Patricia R. DeLucia, Ph.D., President,
                                                                                                                       APA Division 21

    I was fortunate to select your workshop last week at the Massachusetts Environmental Education Society (MEES) Conference, which was perfect to attend right after lunch. It was really great fun, engaging, and a nice change of pace from the traditional workshops. I look forward to incorporating many of the activities presented into my summer camp training and have shared a few with my co-workers already! The workshop photos were great…still chuckling!

                                                                                                                    --  Amy Quist, Education Coordinator/Summer Camp Director,
                                                                                                                        Mass Audubon's South Shore Sanctuaries

    Dr. Ronald Shapiro put the spotlight on Human Factors during our 2010 hosting of the annual Great Plains student conference. His keynote address entitled, “Games to explain human capabilities and limitations” got everyone moving and laughing as he demonstrated our easily overlooked weaknesses. By the end of the presentation, the audience was blaming product designs, instead of themselves, for everyday usability mishaps.
                                                                                                                    -- Jeremiah Still, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Missouri Western State University

    Dr. Shapiro's presentations were engaging and lots of fun to participate in. He definitely captured the ideal learning situation, one in which you can have fun but from which you can take away very important lessons. Dr. Shapiro has an excellent command of the delicate balance between fun and education.
                                                                                         
                              -- Colleen Williams, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

    Ronald Shapiro delivers highly engaging and educational presentations. I have had the opportunity to be in the audience for several of his presentations, and have acquired great takeaways from each one. His presentations are very dynamic and thoughtfully prepared!
                                                                                                                   
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    Margarita Posada, Ph. D.

    Your presentation was by far my favorite at EPA. I wanted to let you know that it was very informative and fun which is a great combination.
                                                                                                                    -- Ashley Beryl Reid, University of Baltimore

    Your presentation was thought provoking, interactive, but most importantly fun. You have a natural gift to “edu-tain” and keep the audience engaged.

                                                                                                                    -- Mason Walker,
    President, Associated Students, Mesa College

    Your presentation was terrific! Students rarely think of IO and industry as a career possibility for psychology. The resume and networking part of your talk was so helpful. This was real-world advice that was truly appreciated.
                                                                                                                    -- Melanie M. Arpaio, Psi Beta Eastern Region VP,
                                                                                                
                          Assistant Professor of Psychology, Sussex County Community College

    I really enjoyed your workshop and would love to share some of these activities with my middle schoolers as we delve into the human body and the senses.

    It was probably one of the most fun workshops I have been to.

                                                                                                                    -- Rob Smith

                                                                                                                       Pike School, Andover Massachusetts


    I love the tricks you had (you got me good!) so I will absolutely let you know when I or someone I may know could benefit from one of your programs.

                                                                                                                    -- Kristen Whelan,Transportation Consultant, Liberty International, Inc.

    I learned a lot not only from the games you played but also from the way you carried them out.  You had tricks for us to watch (blindfolded volunteers) and tricks for the whole class to participate in (such as the misspelt poem).  Each trick was sequenced to take us farther and get us to think in a different manner.  I was captivate wondering what would happen next and constantly wondering how I would do if it was me behind the blindfold.  It was an excellent experience to feel the games from the audience perspective so when I do several of these exercises with my class I can anticipate what they feel.  THANK YOU!
                                                                                                                    -- Emily Baxter, Science Teacher, New Haven CT

    The way you presented the concepts to us using games was extraordinary and has helped me retain most of the information.

    Your presentations to students and faculty have triggered much discussion that I think will translate into positive actions in the months to come.

    You were a hit!!! Many of my students have told me how much they enjoyed your presentation.

    I truly enjoyed being a part of the session and feel that I gained a lot of valuable information.

    This resource is absolutely fabulous!  Thank you so much for sharing it.

    Thanks so much for the wonderful presentation; all of us --Army personnel, teachers, and students -- really enjoyed the talk and demo.

    Thank you for the experience and the wonderful presentation.  It was honestly one of my favorites from the weekend and definitely the most memorable.

    Thank you for your wonderful presentation at the (medical) conference.  Your games and explanations made human factors very understandable.  I cannot wait to share the information you presented with the staff at my facility!

    I really enjoyed the Human Factors workshop. It helped think in many new ways, including outside the box!   Very unique. Great interaction.

    A great way for people to learn without even trying.

    I can't say how much I enjoyed your presentation. I look forward to using many of the demonstrations in my class.

    Thanks for doing the Games To Explain Human Factors program for our profession-- it really is a wonderful presentation and makes a difference.

    I very much enjoyed your session Thursday night, I thought it was educational while being fun which really helped me to grasp the concepts.  I completely loved all of the mini experiments.   I would also be interested in attending any other sessions that you may have.



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