The next William W. Hay Seminar is tentatively scheduled for Friday, November 14, 2014. Stay tuned for details. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign welcomed Dr. Bo Zou, Assistant Professor of Civil and Materials Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago, as the Hay Seminar guest speaker on Friday, October 17. See the Hay Seminar page to listen to a recording of his presentation.
The dates of the 16th Annual RREC conference are 28 – 29 October 2014. Registration is open!
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Graduate Education Opportunities
October 2014: RailTEC has graduate research assistantship (RA) positions available for qualified applicants who are seeking to grow while working on exciting projects related to rail transportation and engineering. If you or someone you know may be interested in pursuing a MS or PhD degree with a focus in Rail Transportation and Engineering, please see our flyer.
Joint RailTEC/KTH Courses
October 2014: RailTEC has partnered with the rail research group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden to offer joint courses. Starting in the 2014-15 academic year, UIUC students may enroll as online students in the following rail courses taught by KTH faculty: Click here to continue reading.
September 2014: Approximately 90 RailTEC faculty, students and alumni were present at the AREMA 2014 Annual Conference and Exposition in Chicago. Here is the group gathered for dinner on Sunday, September 28.
Hay Seminar Recording
September 2014: The first William W. Hay Railroad Engineering Seminar was held on Friday, August 29, 2014 at noon. Eric Pachman and Mark Dingler of CSX were the guest speakers. The title of their presentation was “Railroad Capacity Analytics at CSX” and may be heard here. The event was attended by 75 participants and over 25 online listeners.
2014 NURail Annual Meeting
August 2014: The NURail annual meeting, held this year in Altoona, PA on August 18 – 19, 2014 was hosted by NURail Affiliate Member Penn State Altoona. The two day meeting provided the opportunity to recap highlights of the previous year and discuss plans for 2015. In addition, a variety of presentations on education, outreach, workforce development, and research were given. To see copies of the presentations, click here.
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.
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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.
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