Mark your calendars for the 94th annual Engineering Open House at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. EOH will take place on March 14-15th, 2014. The open hours are 9am-4pm on Friday and 9am-3pm on Saturday. Be sure to visit the railroad exhibits!!
Be sure to register for the International Crosstie and Fastening System Symposium 3-5 June 2014 to further international communication and collaboration on design and performance challenges and solutions for crossties and fastening systems. The symposium will include technical and poster presentation topics, research discussion topics and technical tours.
Please attend the 2014 Global level Crossing Safety & Trespass Prevention Symposium (GLXS) on 3 – 8 August 2014 on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. GLXS is a biennial event that brings together engineering, safety and security professionals from highway, rail, law enforcement and regulatory authorities around the world. The symposium provides an opportunity to exchange information and share best practices to improve the safety of the at-grade interface between highway and rail systems.
Railroad Environmental Conference
Mark your calendars now for 28 – 29 October 2014 for the 16th annual conference. Please join us!
In the News
RailTEC Faculty Quoted
March 2014: RailTEC Executive Director, Chris Barkan, and Senior Research Engineer, Tyler Dick, were interviewed for a March 3 Washington Post article on train efficiency. Click here to read the entire article.
CEE 2014 Spring Job Fair
March 2014: Fifteen of the 67 companies represented at the CEE 2014 Spring Job Fair were interested in talking to students about career opportunities in railroad engineering. Hundreds of students attended the event on Thursday, February 27 and a Job Fair video is available to view here. Registration for the 2014 Fall Job Fair isn’t open yet, but interested companies can check this page: http://cee.illinois.edu/jobfair.
2014 AREMA scholarship winners
February 2014: Five University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students were announced as 2014 AREMA Educational Foundation Scholarship Winners. The U of I recipients are:
• Matthew J. Greve - Michael W. & Jean D. Franke Family Foundation Scholarship
• Chen-Yu Lin - New York Central Railroad Memorial Scholarship
• Alexander H. Lovett - Michael & Gina Garcia Rail Engineering Scholarship
• Daniel R. Rivi - Larry L. Etherton Scholarship
• Scott R. Schmidt - AREMA Educational Foundation Scholarship
For a complete list of AREMA scholarship winners, click here. Congratulations to you all!
International Summer Events 2014
February 2014: RailTEC is pleased to introduce International Summer School 2014. These week-long summer school sessions will be held on the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign campus. One summer school session is on High Speed Rail Planning and the other is on Multimodal Transportation Risk. Participants receive certificates of completion with professional development hours (PDH) awarded. Space is limited so register now! In addition to summer school, two international conferences will be held on campus. See our flyer for more details.
Industry magazines highlight event
February 2014: Both Railway Age and Railway Track & Structures (RT&S) magazines highlighted the upcoming International Crosstie and Fastening System Symposium in recent articles. The symposium will take place on June 3 – 5, 2014 on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. Read the article Railway Age article here and the RT&S article here.
RailTEC Research Assistantships
February 2014: Research Assistantship (RA) opportunities are available with RailTEC. Click here to see the flyer for additional details.
For over a century the University of Illinois has been a leader in railway engineering research and education. Beginning with Talbot's fundamental work on railroad track design, and Schmidt & Tuthill's work on train energy and power requirements, through Hay's textbook on railroad engineering, The U of I has a distinguished record of accomplishment and remains highly respected by today's railroad engineering community.
What we do:Education
Inspire and sustain students and faculty interest in rail engineering and transport. Teach courses and offer a curriculum in rail engineering and transportation. Place Graduates in rewarding positions in rail engineering, transportation planning, and operations. Understand the critical educational issues in rail transportation, and develop practical, effective solutions.
Understand the critical research issues in rail transportation, and develop practical, effective solutions. Conduct practical and theoretical research in critically important current topics in rail engineering and transportation. Communicate the results of this research to the rail transportation community.
Provide knowledge and expertise to university, industry, government, and public on rail transportation and engineering topics.