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2022 Physics & Engineering Festival

We’re excited to announce the Festival will be both a virtual AND in-person event! The tentative schedule is posted. Please follow the Festival on social media for updates as they occur.
April 2, 2022
College Station, Texas

Watch the 2022 Festival

Add to Calendar 04/02/2022 09:30 AM 04/02/2022 04:00 PM America/Chicago TAMU Physics & Engineering Festival The Festival will be an entertaining and educational event, both in-person and live-streamed. The Festival is free and will be jam-packed with raffles, explosions, flames, dozens of live physics demonstrations, and Q&A with scientists and speakers. The Festival livestream will kick off at 9:30 AM while in-person events begin at 11:00 AM. There will be two key speakers. Nancy Currie-Gregg (11:00 AM CT), NASA astronaut and professor of Engineering Practice, Texas A&M University. Alex Filippenko (3:00 PM CT), professor of astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley, and award-winning author. Also, don’t miss our Texas-sized grand finale, a five-barrel depth charge featuring 1,000 plastic balls. The full Festival schedule can be found at Mitchell Physics Building, 296 University Dr, College Station, TX 77840, USA


Innolight Technology USA

This event is sponsored by Halliburton, Ralph and Marsha Schilling ’68, Nancy and Robert L. Dunham ’63, Innolight Technology USA Inc., Col. Hal Schade ’67, Ramiro Galindo ’60, The College of Science, The Department of Physics & Astronomy, and The George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute. Previous supporters that made this event possible were the Texas A&M University System, Charles R. ’62 and Judith G. Munnerlyn, Susan Sheskey, Michele Mobley ’87, Ahmed Mahmoud ’87, The Willard and Anne Levin Foundation, Purna C. Murthy, CC Creations, Schlotzsky’s College Station, and Pepsi.

Come Listen to the

Key Speakers


Dr. Nancy Currie-Gregg

NASA astronaut and professor of Engineering Practice, Texas A&M University.

Dr. Alex Filippenko

Professor of astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley, and award-winning author.

Why You Should Join Us


Interactive Science

We will showcase dozens of exciting new demonstrations built by student teams affiliated with our DEEP Program.


Participants are encouraged to unleash their inner scientist with demonstrations and talks by asking questions directly with presenters.

Meet Scientists

Texas A&M professors will present science demonstrations via ZOOM to allow for great opportunities of participant involvement.

Did you watch the 2021 Festival livestream?

We had over 2,000 wonderful viewers for our first ever all-online event.

Festival Parking


On-Site Parking

For families and/or guests, there will be FREE parking in lots 50 & 51. DO NOT park at local restaurants or you may get towed. Only use on-campus TAMU lots or garages.

Buses Unloading & Parking

Bus drivers or school representatives must call and provide info to TAMU Transportation Services a week before the Festival. Please unload students along Ireland Street.

Not sure where to go? Use our printable map which shows Festival parking locations!

Watch some of Our

Promo Videos

Interactive Demos

Join Us

Participate in our virtual live event safely from home

Texas A&M University invites audiences across Texas, the nation and even the world to get up-close and personal with our fun physics and astronomy outreach.

See you at our amazing

In-Person & Live-Stream Event

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