Hong-En Chen is a PhD candidate in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At UW-Madison, Hong-En researched therapeutic drugs that target cancer stem cells, as well as materials for renewable energy applications. She’s interested in factors that influence design decision making as a member of Britelab.
Hong-En currently serves as the vice president of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) student chapter at Penn State. HFES hosts workshops, outreach events, and guest seminar topics throughout the year to promote knowledge and understanding of designing systems for human variability (physical, cognitive, and sociological).
Born and raised in Madison, WI, Hong-En loves outdoor adventures, farmer’s markets, and cheese. When not in lab, you can find her on the Ultimate Frisbee field.
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