SPDC 2015 at Texas Tech University!

Keynote Speaker: Col. Gregory H. Johnson

Gregory H. Johnson (Colonel, USAF, Ret.) is the President and Executive Director for the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS).

 As executive director of CASIS, Col. Johnson is responsible for leading staff in the identification of novel applications and the development of new partnership opportunities which will advance utilization of our nation's orbiting laboratory.

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Parking Information

Parking will be in lot R13 for registered vehicles, and in the lots shown on the map in this document. Register your vehicle here.

Parking and Texas Tech Campus Maps are located here. If you cannot figure out where to park, stop at a campus entry station and they will give you directions.


Dear SPDC Hosts,
Please share the following link with all student section chairs in your respective region. The link is for all Student Section Chairs who desire to be selected for the Student Regional Chair position on the ASME Student Section Enterprise Committee. Please emphasize that it is highly competitive selection process, and if anyone does not get selected should not be interpreted as a reflection on their wonderful activities they are engaged in leading their respective student section with the help of their Student Section Advisor (SSA).


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SPDC 2015

The conference will feature many awesome oppurtunities for you and your school!


2015 SPDC Schedule (Final)

Full Schedule in PDF format with locations: Here

Thursday, April 9th

  4:00 pm -    Check in begins in the Student Union Building (Go to the Red Raider Lounge inside the SUB)

  5:00-10:00 pm -     Super Smash Brothers Melee Tournament (Also in the Red Raider Lounge)

Friday, April 10th

  8:00 am             Check-in for Oral and Poster Competition

  9:00 am – Noon  Old Guard Oral Competition

  9:00 am – Noon  Poster Competition – Open for viewing

  9:00 am – Noon  Professional Development Presentations*

  9:00 am – Noon  Job Fair

  Noon – 1:30 pm  Lunch 

  1:00 – 6:00 pm   Design Competition Garage Open

  1:30 – 5:30 pm   Professional Development Presentations*

  1:30 – 5:30 pm   Job Fair**

  1:30 – 5:30 pm   Poster Judging

  1:30 – Finish       Old Guard Oral Competition

  5:30 – 7:30 pm   Old Guard Oral Competition Finals


*Professional Speaker Schedule

  9:00 am – James Baumgartner - ExxonMobil

  10:00 am – David Branson – Texas Tech Univ./Entrepreneur

  11:00 am – Jared Higgins – Parkhill, Smith, & Cooper

  Noon - Lunch

  1:30 pm – Jennifer Williams – Parkhill, Smith,  & Cooper

  2:30 pm – Greg Soules – CB&I

  3:30 pm – Cody Carter - Schlumberger

  4:30 pm – Capt. Strehl & St.Sgt. Rodriguez - USMC


**Job Fair Companies (9:00am – 3:00pm)



  Adhesive Services Company


  Texas Tech College of Engineering


  Texas Tech STEM MBA


  Texas Tech Graduate Studies


Saturday, April 11th

  8:00 am   -   Student Section Advisor Breakfast

  8:30 am   -    Design Competition Check-In

  10:00 am -    Design Competition

  2:00 pm   -    Banquet and Award Ceremony


Banquet Schedule

·        2:00 pm – Guests Arrive

·       2:15 pm – Buffet Opens

·       2:30 pm – Jerred Opens Banquet

·       2:40 pm – Greg Soules with CB&I

·       2:50 pm – Greg Johnson

·       3:30 pm – Awards Presentation

·       4:00 pm – Banquet Concludes

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