AREMA Student Chapter

University of Illinois AREMA Student Chapter

What is AREMA?

The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) is a professional association formed on October 1, 1997, when four railway engineering organizations merged into one. These predecessor organizations, each having over 100 years of service to the rail industry, provide a rich history and exemplary legacy in which AREMA has its roots. AREMA's Mission is "The development and advancement of both technical and practical knowledge and recommended practices pertaining to the design, construction and maintenance of railway infrastructure."

UIUC AREMA Student Chapter

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign formed a student chapter of AREMA in the Fall of 2008. The goal of this chapter is to expose students to railroad engineering education and the railway industry in order to foster the development of leaders in railroad engineering in North America and throughout the world.

Benefits for Students
  • GREAT EXPOSURE TO RAIL INDUSTRY

  • INCREDIBLE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES*

  • TWO FREE RAILROAD MAGAZINES SUBSCRIPTIONS

  • NO DUES FOR FIRST YEAR

  • EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR HANDS-ON EDUCATION

*The railroad industry is now entering a golden age of business and productivity and within the next decade a large percentage of railroad employees will be retiring. Employers across the industry are clamoring for college graduates to fill these positions and once hired there will be immediate opportunities for early advancement.

Student Membership
  • Membership is open to all students who have taken or are currently taking engineering courses

  • The membership fee is $10 per year

  • Membership fees cover the cost of food at chapter meetings and social events as well as publicity costs for flyers, t-shirts, and Quad Day / E-night materials

  • Only paid members may attend field trips and conferences