Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Theme Park Engineering Group (TPEG)


Purpose:

The Theme Park Engineering Group is for those interested in entertainment design and engineering. This can be anything from theme parks to museums, concerts to plays, or even haunted housed to water parks.

We have three main goals:

1. Understand the themed entertainment industry in the aspects of engineering, design, construction, and user experience.
2. Highlight little known jobs and companies in the entertainment industry that people would enjoy working for after graduation.
3. Participate in conferences, competitions, projects, and industry tours to build our portfolios and network with professionals.



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Meetings:
Mondays at 6PM Location: TBA

Projects, outreach, competitions, conferences, etc.:

SKYnext (Orlando, Florida) - March 

Skynext is a networking event at Skyline Attractions. Students attend to listen to speakers from Disney, Universal, Falcon's Creative Group, Rocky Mountain Construction, and many more. As part of the event there is a construction tour. Locations in the past have been to the Orlando Eye, Manta, and Mind Blower. 

ASTM F24 (New Orleans, Louisiana and Scottsdale, Arizona) - February and October 

ASTM F24 is the committee  on amusement rides and devices. It gives students the opportunity to closely network with safety engineers and officials from Universal, Disney, and other major entertainment companies. This is an invaluable opportunity for students to learn about safety in all aspects of the entertainment engineering industry.

IAAPA (Orlando, Florida) - November

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities worldwide. The organization represents more than 5,300 facility, supplier, and individual members from 99 countries. 

Industry Tours (Various Locations) - Year Round

We will take industry tours to various theme entertainment locations. This school year we are going on a tour of OWA, a new amusement park in Foley, Alabama. More locations for tours and trips will be announced when dates are confirmed. 


President/Captain:
Gavin Prather
jgp0017@auburn.edu

Advisor:
Anahita Ayasoufi
aza0082@auburn.edu

Category: Competition Team, Academic,
Related Major: All Majors


Last Updated: 8/1/17 8:26 AM