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!

For more information on scholarships, Click Here

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Our next General Board Meeting is on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 7 PM in Fisher Hall 131. Join us for a recap of the 2015 AREMA Conference in Minneapolis, MN! Also, learn about AREMA Scholarships and some information on Student Research Projects in Rail Transportation! Finally, come to find out more about AREMA 2016 in Orlando, Florida! Hope to see you there! All majors welcome!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

REAC Members Back At It Again!

We are Back at the Quincy Mine & Hoist Once Again!

On Saturday, October 17th, 13 REAC student members met up at the Quincy Mine and Hoist once again to organize a large pile of wooden cross ties and lay some more track next to the old Quincy Mine round house. The cog rail line at Quincy will be in need of maintenance soon, so members also did a brief inspection of the rail line at the mine. This will allow the REAC club to plan for future volunteering events. Everybody had a great time so be on the look out for the next volunteering event at Quincy or Lake Linden!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Our next General Board Meeting is on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 7 PM in Fisher Hall 131. Join us for more internship presentations, resume building tips from Career Services, and TACOS! This is a good opportunity to learn how to spruce up your resume before Rail Night XI on October 20th. Hope to see you there! All majors welcome!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Welcome Back!

Welcome back Students to regular classes here at Michigan Tech! 

As fall classes have approached rather quickly, so has the many events that REAC puts on throughout the year; one of those events being our table during K-Day at McLain State Park! 

This year K-Day will be on Friday, September 11th from 12:00 - 4:00 PM.

Be sure to stop by our table and check it out!

Also, several other upcoming events:

REAC First General Business Meeting of 2015-16 School Year-  Tuesday, September 15th at 7 PM
*Stay tuned- room arrangements to be announced

2015 AREMA/Railway Interchange Conference in Minneapolis, MN- October 4th-7th

2nd Annual Rail Day & Rail Night XI- Tuesday, October 20th

There is still room to sign up for the AREMA Conference in Minneapolis!!!

 The conference is a great way to learn more about the rail industry, network with professionals, and get involved in REAC. We will be departing Saturday, October 3rd at noon and returning to Houghton Tuesday evening. All expenses will be paid except for meals during travel. If you would like to attend the conference please follow the link to the sign-up document below and sign-up by September 15th! There is a $20 deposit that you will be reimbursed when we leave for the conference.

AREMA Conference Sign-Up

For more information contact our club president, Alex Lakenen:

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Spring 2015 Recap

Friends, this Summer marks the end of Spring Semester at Michigan Tech. With that being said, it only makes sense for us to briefly recap the plethora of events and opportunities REAC was a part of this past Spring.

For starters, we had many new faces at our REAC meetings and I would personally like to thank each and every one of you, new and well-seasoned, that came out to see what we are all about. We had very impressive turnouts at a majority of our meetings, and it makes me very excited to see that our club is becoming more visible on campus, thanks to the efforts of our members.

Because we moved Rail Day Expo and Rail Night into the (less snowy) Fall Semester this past year, I will not go much further than to say, it was a great success and we look forward to doing it again October 20th, 2015! On the other hand, we did have Rail Info Night this Spring, offering members a great opportunity to meet and hear from folks who live and breathe the rail industry. We had a very large pool of representatives from several rail-related companies.

During one of our last meetings, we voted in our new officers Aaron Dean and Nick Karch. To learn more about them, head here. Congrats fellas! If you are interested in an officer position, feel free to contact one of us to learn more about it, then come next Spring, you too can run for a position.

If you joined us on our trip to Omaha, you know how much fun we had and all the great things we experienced. From the yard tours to the dinner train, the jaw-dropping UP headquarters and the astonishing Harriman Center, Union Pacific really went out of their way to show REAC what their company is all about. A huge thanks is in order for all who took part in the planning and coordination of the trip. If you missed our Omaha trip don't panic... We will be going on another great trip next Spring, so stay tuned for more details! I will be receiving a Union Pacific newsletter featuring REAC in a couple weeks. If you would like a copy, please send me an email. Also, if you didn't see the pictures from the trip, click here.

Well friends, that about wraps it up. Although we did plenty more over the course of the Spring, I feel  that is a good summary. I look forward to seeing you all again this Fall to begin another year at Tech and another year with the Railroad Engineering and Activities Club!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

General Business Meeting 4/14

Join REAC for the last meeting of the semester! We will be speaking with Chris Blanton from The Andersons Agribusiness. He will be sharing more on their Tank Car Training Program, The Andersons’ Tank car fleet and more on agricultural grain transport.We will also be welcoming our newest club officers, reviewing job opportunities and discussing future field trips. ALL MAJORS WELCOME! Sub sandwiches and pop are provided; we hope to see you there!"

Tuesday, April 14th 
7:00 PM
DOW 875

Monday, February 23, 2015

General Business Meeting (Officer Elections) 3/19

If you would like to be more involved in a University Club, look no further! REAC will be holding our officer elections where a majority-voted candidate will become one of our club's nine new officers: President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, Social Chair, Marketing Chair, Graphics Chair, Webmaster and Assistant Secretary/Treasurer. If you're not interested in any of these positions, we still want you to come and vote for the next set of officers in charge of leading REAC down the right track, while ensuring it remains one of the best clubs on campus!

Sub sandwiches and pop will be provided. All majors are welcome to join us!

Thursday, March 19th 
7:00 PM

Monday, February 16, 2015

Railroad Information Night

February 17th is the day of career fair, but to us interested in the rail industry it's more than that... February 17th is the day of Railroad Information Night. This is our annual networking opportunity where all the rail related companies on campus join us for pizza and pop in the DHH Ballroom. This is an informal networking session and panel discussion with railroad representatives. This is a great opportunity for all majors to come and see what the industry has to offer!

Come with your questions, as they will be excited to answer them!

Canadian National Railway, Union Pacific Railroad, BNSF, CSX, HNTB, Krech Ojard, Patrick Engineering, LORAM, Modern Railway Systems, Railworks, Via Rail Logistics, HDR and TKDA will be there! (click here for links to the companies)

If you're interested in coming early, you can help setup the room around 6:30. Can't wait to see you there!

Monday, February 2, 2015

General Business Meeting 2/12

Join REAC at our February General Business Meeting to find out more about our Spring Field Trip, Rail Info Night and the REAC Broomball Social. We will also have guest speaker John Rickoff with Lake State Railways discussing the Future of Shortline Railroads. 
Lastly, there is still a graphics officer position open! Stay tuned for more!

If you'd like to know more about our spring trip, click here

All majors are welcome to join us! Pizza and pop will be provided, and we sure hope to see you

Thursday, February 12th 
7:00 PM

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Spring Trip Sign-up!

If you are interested in going to Omaha, Nebraska with REAC, you must sign-up before January 30th. Visit David Nelson in Dillman 301K to get your name on the list! A $20 security deposit is due by the 30th as well, but when we leave for the trip you will get your deposit back.

If you would like to find out more about the trip, click here

This is a great opportunity, and we'd love to have you join us in Nebraska!