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UTEP to Host 5th Annual Southwest Energy Science and Engineering Symposium


UTEP to Host 5th Annual Southwest Energy Science and Engineering Symposium


What: Southwest Energy Science and Engineering Symposium, presented by Shell and The University of Texas at El Paso's College of Engineering

When: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 4

Where: Wyndham Hotel, 2027 Airway Blvd.

The fifth annual Southwest Energy Science and Engineering Symposium (SESES) symposium is a reflection of The University of Texas at El Paso's growing national preeminence and leadership in energy engineering and advanced manufacturing research.

"The overarching goal of this symposium is to create research and educational opportunities for students through interactions with nationally and internationally known industry leaders and academic experts and to bring UTEP to the forefront of creating diversity in the energy R&D workforce," said Ahsan Choudhuri, Ph.D., professor and chair of UTEP's mechanical engineering department.

The symposium will provide formal and informal interactions between students, scholars and industry professionals in the southwest region. SESES will feature speakers from the Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE-NETL) and Peabody Energy.

SESES will conclude with presentations from keynote speakers Jeane L. Hull, executive vice president of Peabody Energy, and Robert Romanosky, deputy director of the Office of Coal and Power R&D of the DOE-NETL.

Prior to the symposium, teams from the Department of Energy and Peabody Energy will visit UTEP to review ongoing research projects and discuss future research collaborations. The two-day visit will showcase cutting-edge DOE-funded research activities in the mechanical engineering department, including the development of advanced turbines, extreme environment sensors, and 3-D printing technologies to sustain U.S. energy innovation by revolutionizing the way energy system components are designed and fabricated. One of the primary objectives of this visit is to develop strategies to train underrepresented Hispanic students for energy engineering careers.

Registration for the symposium is $10 for students and $15 for other professionals. Cash or check payments are due on the day of the symposium. Registration starts at 7 a.m.

For more information please visit


The University of Texas at El Paso
College of Engineering
Engineering Building Room A148
500 W University Ave
El Paso, TX 79968

Phone: (915) 747-6444
Fax: (915) 747-5437

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