FE Rodeo

SMU Finite Element Rodeo

March 4-5, 2022

The Finite Element Rodeo is an annual conference that rotates between several universities in Texas and Louisiana. It brings together researchers and students interested in the implementation and theory of finite element methods for various applications.

The 2022 edition of the Finite Element Rodeo will be held at Southern Methodist University on Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, 2022. We invite researchers interested in finite element methods to volunteer to give a short talk, or to just attend the conference. The program will consist of talks volunteered by conference participants.


Registration will remain open for the 2022 Finite Element Rodeo at SMU after Monday, Feb. 28, but the participation of the Friday banquet and Saturday lunch can not be guaranteed. To register please fill the following Google form:

Link to Registration Form

The registration fee is $40 which includes the banquet on Friday (March 4), lunch on Saturday (March 5), as well as coffee breaks. The cost for an additional dinner guest is also $40. You can pay the fee electronically using the following link of SMU eStore:

Link to SMU eStore

If you have any questions please send email to the address:

thagstrom@smu.edu (Tom Hagstrom)

Getting There:

Visitor parking garages are the Moody Parking Center, the Binkley Parking Center, and, if necessary, the Meadows Parking Center. These can again be found on the interactive map and are, respectively, buildings 96, 62, and 69 on the printable map. Parking rate at Moody or Binkley is $10/day, and at Meadows $20/day. Maps of the SMU campus and visitor parking facilities can be accessed at:

Link to Visitor Parking Info



Hughes-Trigg Student Center (Building 45) (Link to Campus Map). Registration, talks, and lunch will all be held in the lower level of Hughes-Trigg Student Center (Link to the Building Map).

The conference banquet will be held in the Mac Ballroom of Umphrey Lee Center (Building 10) (Link to Campus Map).

Friday, March 4, 12:30-5:30pm

Talks will be held in the Chamber of Hughes-Trigg Student Center. Registration tables will be set up outside the Chamber. Registration will start from 12:30pm, and talks from 1:30pm.

Friday, March 4, 6:30-8:30pm

The conference banquet will be held in  the Mac Ballroom of Umphrey Lee Center.

Saturday, March 5, 8:00am-5:00pm

Talks will start at 8:00am in the Chamber of Hughes-Trigg Student Center. Lunch will be in the Varsity of Hughes-Trigg Student Center.

Hotel Information:

The Lumen (Link): This hotel is walking distance from campus. Address: 6101 Hillcrest Ave, Dallas, TX 75205. Phone: 214-219-2400

The Beeman Hotel (Link): This hotel is walking distance from campus. Address: 6070 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75206. Phone: 214-750-6060

Hilton Dallas Park Cities (Link): This hotel is a 3 mile drive from campus. Address: 5954 Luther Lane, Dallas, TX 75225. Phone: 214-368-0400

La Quinta Inn & Suites Dallas North Central (Link): This hotel is a 5 mile drive from campus. Address: 10001 North Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75231-4103. Phone: 214-361-8200

Sonesta Simply Suites Dallas Richardson (Link): This hotel is an 9 mile drive from campus. Address: 12525 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75243. Phone: 1-972-669-9606