How do I register?
There are two ways to register:
On The Web – To Register on the web, please follow the registration link found in the course’s event description.
By Mail – Fill out an application and mail it to 3124 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 U.S.A.
How do I pay the Registration Fee?
There are two ways to pay for Registration:
1. By Check – Make checks payable to: TEES (Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station) and mail to
TEES Fiscal Office,
College Station, TX 77843-3124
2. By Credit Card – You can pay by credit card using :
- American Express
How do I get Reservations for the Hotel?
Reservations for lodging should be made directly by attendee. A block of rooms has been reserved at the sponsoring hotel for short Course participants at the special rate plus tax for single or double occupancy. Ask for the rate specifically and mention the Group Code. Hotel reservations must be received before the Hotel due date in order to get special rates. Other hotels may be more expensive because the rooms for the short courses are booked over a year in advance. The special rate and Group Code and Hotel due date for each course are listed under Accommodations on the course’s brochure and description web page. If the hotel is unavailable, please contact the Short Course Coordinator at email@example.com for assistance. A list of other hotels in the Bryan/College Station area can be found on the Experience BCS hotels webpage.
What is the name of the airport in College Station?
How to get from Houston to College Station
George Bush Intercontinental Airport/Houston (IAH)
William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
How to get from Dallas to College Station
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
How to get from Austin to College Station
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
How do I get from the College Station Airport to the Hotel?
Short Course participants should call a cab, Uber, or the hotel shuttle service.
Do I need to rent a car while I am in College Station?
If you are arriving at Easterwood Airport (College Station) the Hilton Hotel will have a courtesy van that will take you to the hotel (693-7500).
There will be a shuttle to pick up short course participants every morning at 7:40 A.M. Monday thru Friday which will take the participants to and from lectures and social functions. There is little parking available on the campus of Texas A&M University so we strongly advise that you do not park on campus.
Where are the short course classes going to be held?
All lectures will be held at Rudder Tower on the campus of Texas A&M University.
Participants will be taken by bus to Riverside Campus to the Food Protein R&D Center and the Cereal Quality Laboratory (Heep Hall, TAMU Campus) for afternoon demonstations.
What is the weather like in College Station?
College Station temperatures in January are from 61 – 40 ºF (16 – 4 ºC).
College Station temperatures in February are from 66 – 44 ºF (19 – 7 ºC).
College Station temperatures in March are from 72 – 51 ºF (22 – 11 ºC).
College Station temperatures in July are from 95 – 75 ºF (35 – 24 ºC).
College Station temperatures in August are from 96 – 73 ºF (36 – 23 ºC).
College Station temperatures in September are from 91 – 69 ºF (33 – 21 ºC).
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What is the Dress Code?
Dress will be casual. Wear something comfortable. There will be demonstrations in the afternoon Monday through Thursday.
Does the course begin on Sunday?
All of the activities on Sunday are optional. (For the Pet Treat course that starts on Tuesday, the activities on Tuesday are optional.) However, we strongly encourage attendance on the “optional” day for multiple reasons. Registering on Sunday will save time Monday morning and reduce any delays from Monday morning’s registrations. The announcements on Sunday explain how the course works, including what to do if you miss the bus in the morning. Coming to the Sunday activities also allows everyone to meet and socialize and before the course begins; often those who come to Sunday’s activities are more comfortable Monday morning.
What time does the course officially finish?
For exact times, check the event description web page.
All of the Extrusion Short Courses finish on Friday with the last lecture ending before noon (Pet Treat and Food finish late Thursday afternoon); for exact times, check the event description web page.
However, during the Aquaculture Short Course, there is an optional tour on Friday afternoon of the Texas A&M University Aquacultural Research and Teaching Facility by Dr. Delbert Gatlin. The Bus will pick up participants at 1:30 P.M. at the Hilton Hotel and then return them back to the hotel by 3:00 P.M.