2020 Finite Element Rodeo

February 28 - February 29

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

The program consists of randomly ordered talks volunteered by conference participants. We invite researchers interested in FEM to volunteer to give a short talk, or to just attend the meeting. At the beginning of the rodeo, we will ask for all those willing to speak to come forward. We will use this information to determine the length of the talks and arrange a schedule. The total available time is divided by the number of speakers, but usually the time allotted per talk is 10-15 minutes. Talks by graduate students and postdocs are particularly encouraged.


Friday meetings will be held in Morrison 100. Saturday in Kayser Auditorium in Hankamer

  • Talk Order at 1:15 pm.
  • Talks start at 1:30 pm on Friday afternoon.
  • Registration will start at 12:30.
  • Friday dinner at the Baylor Club (in McLane Stadium) will open at 6:30PM.

Hotels for Finite Element Rodeo

Comfort Suite Waco- Lasalle

2700 La Salle Ave, Waco, TX 76706

Room Rate: $152.57- King: 152.57- 2 queen beds
Use Code: Baylor Math Conference
Comfort Suite Waco- Lasalle Website

Best Western Plus- Waco North

1502 Interstate 35 N
Bellmead, TX 76705

Use Code: Baylor Math
Room Rate: $152.00- single: $169.15- double, plus tax
Best Western Plus- Waco North Website

Super 8- Waco University Area

1320 S. Jack Kultgen Frwy
Waco, TX 76706

Use Code: BU2020
Room Rate: $99.00 plus tax
February 23, 2019 deadline for room reservations
Super 8- Waco University Area Website

Holiday Inn& Suites Waco- Northwest

1801 N Development Blvd
Waco, TX 76705

Room Rate: $139.99-single: $149.99-double: $164.99-king standard suite: $174.99-double queen suite
Baylor University's Finite Element Rodeo guest booking link at Holiday Inn Waco Northwest


Sid Richardson Science Building
1410 S.4th Street
Waco, TX 76706

(254) 710-3561