Southwest Region

We welcome members and conference attendees from any state.

The traditional states for the  Southwest region include: AR, CO, KS, NM, OK, TX, UT

SW-ASTE Regional Meeting Registration Now Open!

Dear SW-ASTE Colleague,

We are excited to share with you information about our Fall 2023 Conference!

The regional conference will be held on October 6-7, 2023 and will be hosted by University of Houston – Clear Lake. Many thanks to our conference organizer Stephen Gruber!

*The call for proposals is now live and can be accessed using the link here. 

Proposals are due August 31, 2023.

*You can also register for the conference using the link here.

2023 Pre-Conference Outing(s)

We will have a private tram tour of Johnson Space Center stops will include Rocket Park, the Original Mission Control Center, and the Astronaut Training Center. The cost will be $25 per person (this tour typically costs $50 per person). The Tour will begin around 3:30 PM.

Following the tour, dinner reservations have been made at the Flying Dutchman at the Kemah Boardwalk.

2023 Hotel Information

The Holiday Inn in Webster, TX

Room Types: 

  • $114.00 plus tax King Standard
  • $119.00 plus tax Two Queen Standard
  • $129.00 plus tax King Executive w/ sleeper sofa
  • $144.00 plus tax King Suite w/ separate living area including sleeper sofa
  • $149.00 plus tax Two Queen Suite w/ separate living area including sofa
  • Special Concession: complimentary freshly prepared Breakfast Buffet (hot & cold items)

Group Rate Information

  • Group Name: Southwest ASTE
  • Group Code: SWA
  • Cut Off Date: Friday, September 8, 2023

Reservations – Individual

Reservations will be made by individual attendees directly with the Holiday Inn Webster/NASA at (800) 465 4329 or (281) 335 6272 (hotel) request the “Southwest ASTE”  (Group Code: SWA)” rate.

Regional Information

SW-ASTE Region By-laws

2023-2024 Regional Officers:

  • President— Sunni Taylor, Texas State University 2023-2024
  • President ElectStephen Gruber, University of Houston- Clear Lake 2023-2024
  • Immediate Past President— Andrea Foster Sam Houston State University 2023-2024
  • Secretary –Jacob Pleasants, University of Oklahoma 2021-2024
  • Treasurer –Gilbert Nazier Texas A&M University-Commerce 2021-2024
  • Regional Director to ASTE– Stephen Burgin, University of Arkansas 2023-2026

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