Students, faculty invited to attend Turbo Lab’s annual Houston symposia, free of charge

August 31, 2016
| By: Brooke Conrad

When quality and free are combined, you can’t go wrong.

The Turbomachinery Laboratory extends an exclusive invitation to Texas A&M University faculty and students to attend the annual Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia (TPS), the premiere event for turbomachinery, pump and related industry professionals, for FREE!

TPS 2016 will feature an international exhibition combined with a world-class technical program presented by engineers and selected by an advisory committee of industry experts.  The event will be held Sept. 13-15 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, with short courses offered on Monday, Sept. 12 in conjunction with the symposia.  Symposia attendees may choose to engage in a combination of 19 short courses, 17 lectures, 24 tutorials, 29 discussion groups and 24 case studies led by industry experts from around the world.

Symposia registration is free to Texas A&M faculty.  Symposia and short courses are free to all full-time students at Texas A&M, based on availability.  Students may request university-excused absences for attending TPS, and free transportation to and from Houston is provided.

TPS, which began as a small conference hosted in the Zachry Engineering Center in 1971 has exploded into a world-renowned event, last year attracting more than 5,500 delegates and 350 exhibiting companies from 48 countries.  Built on a history of success, the annual TPS promotes professional development, technology transfer, peer networking and information exchange among industry professionals. 

The 2016 symposia exhibition will feature booths from 359 leading companies from the oil and gas, petrochemical, power, pump and turbomachinery industries.  Inside the exhibit hall, companies will display full-sized equipment, cutting-edge technology and emerging industry trends.  During a portion of the symposia, the exhibit hall will be free to the public upon completion of a free-pass registration form.  Free entry will be available Tuesday, 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – noon.

“We are pleased to host another symposia—the meeting of choice for users and manufacturers of commercial turbomachinery,” said Dr. Dara Childs, director of the TEES Turbo Lab and Leland T. Jordan Chair of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M. “This is where the best in the industry come to share their expertise. The countless networking opportunities alone make TPS worthwhile. It’s an opportunity you can’t afford to miss.”

Students and faculty can register for their free passes as well as free daily transportation at tps.tamu.edu/stufac.

Registration remains open online and will be available on site for paid symposia attendees and free pass attendees. For more information on TPS 2016, including the full technical program, event schedule, exhibiting company list, registration procedures and more, please visit tps.tamu.edu

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