Tuesday, October 28, 2014

General Meeting 11/4/14

Hopefully for those of you that attended the Rail Day Expo and/or Railroad Night found the day to be a great success, as we sure think so. First and foremost, there is a hockey game this weekend, and if you are interested in hanging out with Engineered Rail Solutions in their box, you must contact Chris Blessing or David Nelson soon!

Our next general meeting is approaching quickly, and we have a very exciting speaker visiting us! Greg Garrison, Vice President of Union Pacific Railroad's North Region. Also, we will be giving away a $75 bookstore gift card, so it may be worth a trip to Fisher 131. No matter what you are majoring in here at Tech, you're more than welcome to join us. Free pizza and pop will be provided and we hope to see you there!

Tuesday, November 4th
7:00 PM
FISHER 131

Chris Blessing: clblessi@mtu.edu
David Nelson: dannelso@mtu.edu

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

RAIL DAY STUDENT EXPO and RAIL NIGHT

Railroad Day Student Expo and our 10th Annual Railroad Night 
are next week! (OCTOBER 14th)


So many opportunities, so much to see!

This is one day you will not want to miss... Our first annual Rail Day Student Expo (11 AM - 4 PM) will consist of equipment displays, lunch with the rail industry, and networking opportunities galore! There are well over a dozen companies coming, and they are here to meet you! This is a great time to see what the rail industry is all about while learning where you can exploit your talents within the industry. All majors are welcome, as the industry is looking for much more than just Civil Engineers (but they still want you too, civils!). 

 Rail Day: Dow Courtyard/Lobby 11 AM - 4 PM

Continue the day of rail with us at our 10th Annual Railroad Night where we will be having dinner with industry, a raffle for prizes, a keynote presentation and more networking opportunities. This is a relaxed event and is supposed to be fun, but make sure you dress at least business casual

Rail Night: MUB Ballroom 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 - Q&A "Meet the Industry" Session (come ask your questions!)

We're all very excited for what is planned for next week, please come and see what the industry is all about... Maybe you'll find that a career in rail offers you your dream future. 


Monday, October 6, 2014

General Meeting 10/7/14

Tuesday October 7th will be our second general meeting of the year.  Come to Fisher 125 at 7:00 P.M. for an exclusive look into the rail internships/summer jobs our fellow REAC members had before fall semester began.  This will be a great opportunity to see the different areas of the industry you may take interest in!

Tuesday, October 7th
7:00 PM
FISHER 125

As always, all majors are more than welcome! Pizza and refreshments will be there, and so should you!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Railroad Night Ticket Sales

TICKETS!
Tickets are the only way you can attend the best night of the Fall, and they're available now! Stop by a Railroad Night ticket booth to pick up your free ticket.

Dates/Locations:
  • Monday 10/6 (12-2pm) @ Dillman Lobby 
  • Tuesday 10/7 (11am-1pm) @ Wadsworth Lobby
  • Wednesday 10/8 (10am-2pm) @ Dow Lobby
  • Thursday 10/9 (5-6pm) @ Wadsworth Lobby 
  • Friday 10/10* (10am-1pm) @ MEEM Lobby  
*last chance to purchase ticket

Thursday, September 11, 2014

K-Day Was a Success!

We had a lot of fun at K-Day this year!  Many students stopped by to try their hand at the spin wheel and some railroad trivia.  It's looking like we have some rail-intrigued students, and given the fact we filled up all the chairs at our first general meeting, it is safe to say K-Day was a great success!

 Photo Credits: Tanja Mattonen

Hopefully you had the chance to stop by, but if not, we have some photos from the event hereAlso, if you're interested in the construction/voyage of the REAC cardboard boat, contact Kelsey (kbabbott@mtu.edu).


Thursday, September 4, 2014

General Board Meeting 9/9/14

Next Tuesday marks the first REAC general board meeting of the semester.  We have a very special guest visiting us from Finland! Pauli Kolisoja, a professor at Tampere University of Technology, will be discussing more about his university and the connection it has to Finland's largest rail research group as well as a better look at railroading in Finland.  This should be very interesting, so stop on by!

Tuesday, September 9th
7:00 PM 
FISHER 101

As usual, everyone is welcome regardless of major; and there will be pizza and refreshments!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fall 2014 Update!

Greetings everyone! Hopefully you had a great summer and are looking forward to the plethora of REAC events on track for the fall!

For starters, REAC will have a table at K-Day!  K-Day is a wonderful opportunity to get out and see what organizations and clubs Michigan Tech has to offer.  We will have brochures and we'll be ready to answer any questions you may have about REAC or the rail industry.  It sounds like ice cream may be in the works, so make sure you come and check us out at McLain State Park!

Secondly, a reminder that the 10th Annual Railroad Night, and first ever Railroad Day have been scheduled for October 14th.  Mark your calendars because this is one day you won't want to miss! For more info, click here.

Don't forget about our field trips either! Looks like we'll be visiting the Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad operations this fall and Omaha, Nebraska next spring.

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