REGION 5 2023 FALL EXCOM PRE-MEETING EVENT - OPTIONAL TOUR OF SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE

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Advance registration is required.  Participants must disclose their citizenship status.


This is an optional tour of Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) for participants at the IEEE Region 5 2023 Fall ExCom meeting.  Tour participants will meet at the Courtyard by Marriott San Antonio Airport for a bus ride to and from SwRI.  The bus will depart the hotel at 2:00 pm and return at 5:00 pm.

Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, SwRI is one of the oldest and largest independent, nonprofit, applied research and development (R&D) organizations in the United States. Founded in 1947, SwRI provides contract R&D services to industrial and government clients.

SwRI consists of 11 technical divisions that offer multidisciplinary, problem-solving services in a variety of areas in engineering and the physical sciences.  A partial listing of research areas includes antennas and propagation; automation, robotics, and intelligent systems; avionics and support systems; bioengineering; chemistry and chemical engineering; communications systems; corrosion and electrochemistry; earth and planetary sciences; emissions research; engineering mechanics; fire technology; fluid systems and machinery dynamics; fuels and lubricants; and pharmaceuticals and drug discovery. Additional areas include; intelligent transportation and connected/automated vehicles; hydrology and geohydrology; space science and engineering; materials sciences and fracture mechanics; modeling and simulation; nondestructive evaluation; oil and gas exploration; pipeline technology; surface modification and coatings; energy storage systems; and vehicle, engine, and powertrain design, research, and development.

SwRI’s headquarters occupy more than 2.4 million square feet of laboratories, workshops, and offices on more than 1,500 acres in San Antonio.  This tour will include a ride around the SwRI campus with laboratory stops along the way.



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  • Date: 13 Oct 2023
  • Time: 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
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  • Courtyard by Marriott San Antonio Airport
  • 80 NE Interstate 410 Loop
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • United States 78216
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  • Co-sponsored by Southwest Research Institute
  • Starts 07 September 2023 10:00 AM
  • Ends 12 October 2023 05:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge