Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Michigan Tech Railroad Engineering & Activities Club (REAC) will be holding a Railroad Careers Night at 7PM on Wednesday, February 22nd. This event will bring together all of the rail industry company representatives that will be in attendance at the Michigan Tech Spring Career Fair into one central location so you can get some more one-on-one time with great employers. Join us for a relaxing evening filled with food, information, and casual conversation. 


Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Michigan Tech Railroad Engineering and Activites Club (REAC) will be holding our next monthly general business meeting on Tuesday, Feb 7 at 7pm in Fisher 133. This month's agenda includes our featured presentation by Dave Thomson, from Engineered Rail Solutions. He'll be presenting "State of the Freight Rail Industry", providing his insights into the current patterns, trends and happenings within the industry. With over 30 years of experience, he's sure to have some fascinating insights to share with us.
In addition to the presentation, we'll also take some time to discuss involvement and job opportunities - the spring career fair is coming up! We also have our spring field trip on the docket for March, so you'll get to hear about some of what we're planning, and have a chance to sign up for that. Subs and refreshments will be served. Lastly, we'll be offering more chances to enter our semester-long raffle prize - the winner receives a $50 gift card in April! 

Have a great day, and we'll see you on Tuesday!

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Michigan Tech Railroad Engineering and Activites Club (REAC) will be holding our next monthly general business meeting on Tuesday, Jan 17 at 7pm in Fisher 133. This month's agenda includes our featured presentation by Mike Larson, an MTU Grad who now works for BNSF Railway in their locomotive mechanical department. He'll be coming to us live via Web Conference and will discuss topics about maintaining BNSF's expansive motive power fleet.
We're looking for questions you may want to have answered by Mike - if you have any such questions about the topic, send us an email at achristm@mtu.edu and we'll add it to the materials being forwarded on to him.
In addition to the presentation, we'll also take some time to discuss involvement and job opportunities - the spring career fair is coming up. We also have our spring field trip coming up in March, so you'll get to hear about some of what we're planning. Fitting with Mike's presentation, our company highlight will cover BNSF, the nation's second-largest railroad. Lastly, we'll be offering a different sort of raffle prize this semester, so make sure you stop by to find out what that is. Pizza and refreshments will be served. See the attached flyer for more details! 
See you on Tuesday!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Railroad Engineering and Activities Club (REAC) will hold our monthly General Business Meeting on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 in Fisher 133.This month, our featured presentation will be given by Cory Wyka, manager of Canadian National's Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation. PTC, currently in the process of installation over 60,000 miles of the US railroad network, is instrumental to today's railroad environment. Mr. Wyka will be here to give us the inside scoop on CN's efforts to install this massive new electronic, physical and communications plant before the government's approaching deadline.Other business will include our Company Highlight of Herzog Rail Services, Job and Scholarship Opportunities, and our raffle prizes. Sub sandwiches and other refreshments will be provided - come by to see who we are and what we do, and learn about the railroad industry!

 

 

Saturday, November 5, 2016

The Railroad Engineering and Activities Club (REAC) will be holding our monthly General Business Meeting on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 in Fisher Room No. 133. This month, our featured presentation will be given by Clint Jones, owner of the Mineral Range Railroad. He’ll be giving us a look at shortline railroading, through the lens of his extensive experience in the business. We’ll tie this in with our recent field trip to the Humboldt Mill, a primary customer of the Mineral Range. Additionally, we’ll have our company highlight, along with raffle prizes and giveaways. Pizza and refreshments will be provided - come by to see who we are and what we do, and learn about the railroad industry! 
In addition to our presentation, we’re also organizing a volunteer event at the Quincy Mine in Hancock on Saturday, November 12th. Join us, as we work alongside museum personnel to maintain their iconic cog railroad. A FREEpost-event tour of the mine will be given to any interested participants. This is a great chance to volunteer, work on a railroad, and get an awesome tour of a local icon, all in one event. A sign-up sheet will be available at the General Business Meeting. 

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Just A Reminder!

The Railroad Engineering & Activities Club at Michigan Tech (REAC), will be holding a General Business Meeting on Tuesday, October 11th at 7 PM in Fisher 133.This month is Taco Tuesday! We will be serving Taco Bell at our meeting so come, grab some tacos, and learn more about who we are and what we do! We will also have raffle prizes & giveaways and will be discussing our Fall Field Trip to Eagle Mine in Marquette, Michigan.
Lastly, we have an open Secretary position, so we will be holding a general election for the position at our next meeting. If you would like to get more involved with the REAC, this is a good opportunity to get your name out there; plus it is a nice addition to your resume!  

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Just A Reminder!

Tomorrow, Thursday, September 8th, we will be having our September General Business Meeting in Fisher 133 at 7:00PM. We will have Five student speakers presenting on their experiences as summer interns in the Rail Industry. This week's Rail Industry Showcase is CN. Come to learn more about this company, Test your luck at winning one of our Neat Raffle Prizes! As always, there will be pizza and pop and all majors welcome at the meeting! Hope to see you there!