Physics of Wear, Tear, Aging and Failure in Living and Nonliving Systems 

May (6) 7-8, 2015 – Tysons Corner, VA

Parking at the Hyatt
Tysons Corner Parking Garage E (on the Chain Bridge road side of the Tysons Corner Mall) and then use the sky bridge to walk over to the plaza and into the hotel.

Metro: Silver Line | Tysons Corner Stop
The Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner is located 200 yards from the Tysons Corner Metro stop on the Silver Line.

NOTE: Attendee travel, lodging and sustenance expenses with be reimbursed and/or provided under the workshop grant. 

Hyatt Room Reservation
Reservations at the Hyatt are done as a block and must be made by contacting Sara Bradley with your Check In and Check Out dates by April 8th. You will receive a reservation confirmation by May 1st.

Workshop Location & Attendee Hotel
Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center
7901 Tysons One Place
Tysons Corner, VA 22102


Please make your own travel arrangements to Tysons Corner, VA and confirm your ticket cost with Sara Bradley for budgetary tracking.


Both Dulles (IAD) and Reagan National (DCA) airports serve the area. Dulles Airport is closest and accessible via cab but connected to the DC Metro only by shuttle.  National Airport is on the DC Metro. The Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner is located on the DC Metro at the Tysons Corner Stn on the Silver Line. Train travel connects to the DC Metro at DC’s Union Stn.

Please make air/ground transportation reservations as early as possible to take advantage of lower fares. Federal travel restrictions apply (coach/economy only).


Rice University R/T Travel Expense Caps:
Travel from West Coast:                                 $   600 maximum
Travel from Mid-West or East Coast:             $   400
Travel from Abroad:                                         $1,800

If you are unable to stay within these caps, please contact Sara Bradley.

Workshop travel expense reimbursements will be issued by Rice University.  In order to process your travel receipts as quickly and efficiently as possible, please provide the following by June 5th, 2015:

  • Travel ticket (showing payment)
  • Receipts
  • Summary of amount requested
  • Full name and address to mail your reimbursement payment

Rice Travel Guidelines Document

Mail to:
Rice University
c/o Sara Bradley
11517 Hickory Cluster
Reston, VA 20190
Please contact Sara Bradley with any questions.