2016 Finite Element Rodeo

The finite element rodeo is an annual, informal conference on finite element methods that rotates between several universities in Texas and Louisiana. In the beginning, we ask for all those willing to speak to come forward. We will use this information to determine the length of the talks and arrange a schedule.  The  total available time is then divided by the number of speakers. Usually, the time allotted per talk is 10-15 minutes. Talks by graduate students and postdocs are particularly encouraged.

The 2016 edition of the Finite Element Rodeo will be held at Texas A&M University on Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, 2016, beginning early afternoon on Friday and ending mid-afternoon on Saturday.

Workshop Venue:

The workshop will be held in rooms 110 and 111 of the Koldus building.  The closest parking is in the University Center Garage, directly behind the Koldus building.  Click here for further information about visitor parking.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Home2Suites hotel in College Station.  The nightly rate is $109 plus tax, available by booking through this link.  Please book by February 11 to receive the negotiated room rate.


A conference dinner is planned for Friday evening at Christopher’s World Grille.  Saturday lunch will be provided near the conference venue.


The registration cost is $25 for participants attending the Friday evening dinner and free for attendees not going to the Friday dinner.  The cost for spouses and other guests of participants who wish to attend the dinner is $50 plus tax.  We request that everybody who plans to attend register by clicking here.


Please contact Alan Demlow at femrodeo2016@math.tamu.edu with any questions or concerns.