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AEESP Conference 2019

Venue and travel

How to get to AEESP 2019 and what to do while you’re in Arizona

Welcome to ASU Tempe

Workshops, plenary talks, technical sessions, and poster sessions will be held in the ASU Memorial Union and Student Pavilion, which are connected by a shaded plaza, and located in the center of campus. Other venues on the ASU Tempe campus that are likely to be used during the conference include the College Avenue Commons Building (CAVC) and the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 4 (ISTB4). CAVC is LEED Gold, built in 2015, and houses faculty from the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, which is the academic unit that includes Environmental Engineering. ISTB4 is LEED Gold, 293,000-square-foot research building built in 2012 that houses several engineering programs including Environmental Engineering.

Environmental Engineering at ASU

The Environmental Engineering program at ASU is part of the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SSEBE), which is one of six schools that make up the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering (FSE). There are 21 faculty at ASU who teach and conduct research in Environmental Engineering and closely related fields such as Sustainable Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, and Environmental Resources Management. In August 2017, ASU launched a new Environmental Engineering undergraduate degree program that offers a B.S.E. in Environmental Engineering and will seek ABET accreditation. The Environmental Engineering undergraduate program currently has over 115 students enrolled. There are also approximately 100 graduate students in Environmental Engineering at ASU.

Environmental Engineering faculty at ASU cover a wide range of research expertise and teaching interests including water quality and treatment, nanotechnology, biotechnology, geoenvironmental engineering, sustainable engineering, hydrosystems, air quality, and engineering education. Environmental Engineering faculty at ASU have leadership roles and participate in numerous centers and high-profile initiatives including NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT), NSF Engineering Research Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG), NSF-DOE Engineering Research Center Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies (QESST), NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center Water & Environmental Technology (WET), Biodesign Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology, Biodesign Center for Environmental Health Engineering, and Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance.

How to get here

ASU is served by Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), which is the 11th busiest airport in the U.S., and is a hub for American Airlines and a major destination for Southwest Airlines. PHX is 7 miles from the ASU Tempe campus and connected by lightrail (one-way ticket $2). The ASU Tempe campus and many hotels are a short walk from the lightrail station in Tempe. Tempe also has a free bus service, called Orbit, which circulates Tempe and can be used to reach other hotels. ASU and the Phoenix metro area are well connected by interstates and highways with Tucson, AZ, Flagstaff, AZ, San Diego, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Las Vegas, NV, Albuquerque, NM, and El Paso, TX within a 6-hour drive.

ASU Tempe campus

Phoenix Sky Harbor

Where to stay

Several hotels close to ASU campus in Tempe have room blocks available for the conference. Availability is limited. Please use the links below or call the hotels directly to reserve rooms. Feel free to check out other options in Tempe as well. Please send inquiries to Committee member, Prof. Anca Delgado, Anca.Delgado@asu.edu.

The hotel group blocks are filling quickly. The group rates for Courtyard Tempe, Moxy Tempe, AC Tempe, and Graduate Tempe are in effect for reservations made by March 29, 2019, unless rooms in the block sell out before that date. For all other hotels, group rates are subject to availability of rooms at the time reservations are made.

Hotel booking note: The AEESP2019 Conference has group rate agreements with the hotels listed on the conference website. AEESP2019 does not partner with any travel agency or third-party for travel/hotel discounts. If you receive a call or an email offering assistance in making hotel reservations or changing existing reservations, we advise caution. AEESP2019 has no agreement with any organization to contact participants and offer reservation assistance, nor have we provided contact information to anyone for this purpose.

AC Hotel Tempe
100 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281
AC Hotel Tempe is 1.3 miles from the conference venue Memorial Union and 0.4 miles from downtown Tempe. The hotel rate for AEESP 2019 is $165/night. To reserve rooms, follow link or call 480-642-6140.
Directions from AC Hotel Tempe to Memorial Union

Courtyard Tempe Downtown
601 S Ash Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
Courtyard Tempe is in downtown Tempe and 0.9 miles from the conference venue Memorial Union. The hotel rate for AEESP 2019 is $159/night. The rate includes free airport shuttle service and free Wi-Fi. To reserve rooms, follow link or call 480-966-2800.
Direction from Courtyard Tempe Downtown to Memorial Union

Graduate Tempe
225 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281
Graduate Tempe is located on the south side of campus, 0.4 miles from the conference venue Memorial Union and 1 mile from downtown Tempe. The hotel rate for AEESP 2019 is $119/night. The rate includes free parking, airport shuttle, 15% off restaurants (excluding alcohol), free bike rentals, and free Wi-Fi. To reserve rooms, follow link or call 480-967-9431 (group code 190513AEES).
Directions from Graduate Tempe to Memorial Union at ASU

Moxy Tempe
1333 S Rural Rd, Tempe, AZ 85281
Moxy Tempe is located on the south east side of campus, 0.8 miles from the conference venue Memorial Union and 1.5 miles from downtown Tempe. The hotel rate for AEESP 2019 is $139/night. The rate includes free airport shuttle service and free Wi-Fi. To reserve rooms, follow link or call 480-968-3451.
Directions from Moxy Tempe to Memorial Union

Residence Inn Tempe
510 S Forest Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
Residence Inn Tempe is 0.6 miles from the conference venue Memorial Union and 0.3 miles from downtown Tempe. The hotel rate for AEESP 2019 is $162/night. The rate includes free breakfast and free Wi-Fi. To reserve rooms, follow link or call 480-967-2300.
Directions from Residence Inn Tempe to Memorial Union

Tempe Mission Palms
3658, 60 E 5th St, Tempe, AZ 85281
Tempe Mission Palms is in downtown Tempe, 0.9 miles from the conference venue Memorial Union. The hotel rate for AEESP 2019 is $169/night. The rate includes transportation to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport from 5:30 am to 10:00 pm, free Wi-Fi, parking, and access to the fitness center. To reserve rooms, follow link.
Directions from Tempe Mission Palms to Memorial Union at ASU