Theme Park Engineering Group (TPEG)

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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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Mondays at 6PM Location: Brown-Kopel 0158 or Zoom Meetings (see AU Involve)

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Projects, outreach, competitions, conferences, etc.:

ASTM F24 (New Orleans, Louisiana and Atlanta, Georgia) - 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.

Ryerson Invitational Thrill Design Competition(Orlando, Florida) - November

Every year we participate in a design competition that is organized by Ryerson University and is hosted at Universal in Orlando Florida. This competition allows us to go about solving real world problems in the entertainment industry and present our solutions to a panel of judges.

Julia Hancock

E-Council Rep:
Karena Heitzman

Anahita Ayasoufi

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