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1st Southwest Energy Science and Engineering Symposium


1st Southwest Energy Science and Engineering Symposium


The College of Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso will host the 1st Southwest Energy and Science Symposium Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the Hilton Garden Inn.

The symposium will bring engineers, scientists, students and educators from the Southwest region together to discuss recent advances in engineering and related topics.

Over 40 graduate research presentations ranging from turbine and propulsion technologies, materials for energy systems and renewable energy technologies will be expected.

Bob Malone, UTEP Distinguished Alumnus 2003 (Metallurgy '74), will conclude the symposium with a keynote on the state and future of energy with an interactive discussion to follow. Mr. Malone is President and CEO of The First National Bank of Sonora, Texas. Prior to his retirement in March 2009, Mr. Malone was the Chairman and President of BP America.

Distinguished attendees to the symposium include John Scott, Chief of Energy Conversion Branch – NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center; David Nemir, Ph.D., P.E., President - TXL Group and Thomas Goolsby, Specialist in the Global Critical Infrastructure Protection Department - Sandia National Labs.

The symposium is supported in part by Shell and the Texas Workforce Commission.

Registration starts at 7:30 AM open to the general public for $15 and students $10.

For more information about the event visit: or contact Nate Robinson, Associate Director, Center for Space Exploration and Technology Research (cSETR) at 915-747-7398.

For more information about this press release contact:
Ingrid Wright at or 915-747-5971


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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