Monday, April 4, 2016

Just A Reminder!

Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 5th, we will be having our April General Business Meeting in Dillman 214 at 7:00PM. Our guest this month will be Martita Mullen from CN. She will be talking about her experiences as an engineer and manager at CN, concentrating on Maintenance and Management of Railway Track Infrastructure. Later, there will be a discussion of our AREMA Conference and an overview of Activities & RTP Course Offerings in Fall 2016. This week's Rail Industry Showcase is HNTB. 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!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Just A Reminder!

Next week, Tuesday, March 1st, we will be having our March General Business Meeting in Dillman 214 at 7:00PM. We have lots going on at this meeting; Dr. Brad Howard from New York Air Brake will be in to discuss autonomous trains, mechanical engineering practices and research and development at his company. On top of the very interesting presentation, we will be having our annual officer elections, electing the officers that will lead up the club next year. If you have ever considered getting more involved in a student organization, this is a great chance to be a part of a great group! We will be voting during our meeting, so if you are interested in a position, come with a couple reasons as to why you would be a good fit for the position. I have listed the positions below, along with a few of their respective responsibilities. As always, free food and all majors welcome at the meeting! Hope to see you there!

OFFICER POSITIONS (General Descriptions):
- President: Ensure club is retaining/welcoming members, increase club visibility on campus, interact with members, run general business meetings.
- Vice President: Assist President, Plan/Coordinate Rail Day Expo/Rail Night.
- Treasurer: Manage Club's budget, Coordinate food plans for GBM's, work with USG for club funding.
- Secretary: Keep track of club records, record attendance and take meeting minutes.
- Social Chair: Coordinate club events, plan field trips and hotel accommodations.
- Marketing Chair: Design/distribute posters and marketing materials for club events.
- Webmaster: Update club social media platforms (Facebook, blogspot and google calendar).


Thursday, February 11, 2016



The night of Career Fair, Michigan Tech's Railroad Transportation Program and REAC student organization will be hosting Rail Info Night. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet railroad industry representatives, or to continue conversations you may have been having with them at the SDC. This is a casual event and a great opportunity to learn more about career opportunities and internships awaiting you in the railroad industry. Come with questions, the reps will be happy to discuss them with you. 

The rail industry employs several majors beyond Civil and Mechanical Engineering, so come find out where you may fit into such a thriving industry.  

All majors are welcome to join us! Free food and pop will be provided. We hope to see you there!

February 16th - 7:00 PM - DHH Ballroom 


Monday, February 8, 2016

Hope everyone enjoyed Winter Carnival 2016 and got out to see the snow statues!

Just a quick reminder, our next General Business Meeting is on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 at 7 PM in Dillman Hall 214. Phil Pasterak from Parsons-Brinckerhoff will be here to give a presentation on America's current high-speed rail projects and also briefly discuss the growing trend of light rail in US metropolitan cities. This week, our rail industry showcase is Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. Come to learn more about this company, what they do in the industry, and also grab some neat Loram freebies. Finally, come to get a fundraising update on our trip to AREMA 2016 in Orlando, Florida and find out how you can help! Hope you all can make it! All majors welcome!



Tuesday, February 2, 2016

If you haven't marked it on your calendars already, you may want to for Rail Info Night 2016! Organized every year by REAC, this night promises to be an event filled with rail industry networking, fellowship, and exciting Q&A. Come ask your questions about how to get involved with the rail industry and talk to employers who are eager to have you on their team. We have decided to make this event a fundraiser for our trip to AREMA 2016 in Orlando, Florida, so come out and interact with our rail industry partners who are so gracious to support us!
For more info contact:
Haylee Lakenen
REAC Fundraising Chair
hnlakene@mtu.edu

or
David Nelson
REAC Adviser

dannelso@mtu.edu


Monday, January 11, 2016

Welcome back from Winter Break! We hope it was long enough!

Just a reminder, our next General Business Meeting is on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 7 PM in Dillman Hall 214. There will be plenty of food (usually PIZZA or SUBS, yum...), and also Derek Yu from Alstom will be here to talk about signaling systems and communication networks in rail signalling. Also, every meeting we try to showcase a company in the rail industry that has donated some cool gear, so come test your luck at winning one of our neat raffle prizes! Finally, come to get another update on our trip to AREMA 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Hope you all can make it! All majors welcome!


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Our next General Business Meeting is on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 at 7 PM in Fisher Hall 131. Join us for free food and a research project presentation by a student studying rail transportation. Also, try your odds at winning one of our neat raffle prizes sponsored by companies in the rail industry! Finally, come to get an update on our trip to AREMA 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Hope you all can make it! All majors welcome!

P.S. Don't forget the AREMA Scholarship deadline is December 11th, 2015. Get those in people!

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