Who We Are
Texas Theme Park Engineering and Design is a student organization that focuses on introducing students to the themed entertainment industry and engaging them in activities which involve hands-on educational experiences. We host meetings with speakers from themed entertainment companies, participate in design competitions, go on behind-the-scenes tours of theme parks, escape rooms, and more! Our goal is to support students from all majors explore options within the themed entertainment industry and discover atypical career options within their degrees.
What We're Fundraising For
Our mission is to provide professional development opportunities for students with interests in the themed entertainment industry, where they may not receive such help from their normal coursework. Your funds would allow us to expand our team’s practical skills through large projects, such as our annual haunted house and escape rooms. All students on campus are invited to engage with these projects, and because of their scale, they can gain experience in everything from storytelling to project management to electrical system design. Through a collaboration of artistry and engineering we aim to leave a positive impact on campus as a whole. We would also hope to provide more speakers from a variety of disciplines within the themed entertainment industry, and present opportunities for our members to attend networking events and conferences. Additionally, we aim to do a behind-the-scenes tour of a local themed entertainment venue once a semester, which helps our members gain hands-on insight into the themed entertainment industry.
Through the generosity of our donors, our students will be able to develop key skills and gain better access to opportunities to further develop themselves within the themed entertainment industry. Additionally, we always aim to share what we learn with the rest of campus, which is why we build our semesterly projects with the intention of opening them to campus. Our past haunted houses have been great successes, often hosting around 800 attendees in just one weekend. Thanks to the support of our past donors, we were able to build an escape room this past spring that was awarded Best in Show in the 2022 Themed Attraction Student Showcase.
We greatly appreciate any and all support!