Engineering Open House

Engineering Open House 2008

Engineering Open House (EOH) is an annual event organized entirely by engineering students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  It is held each spring semester, and draws estimated crowds of 20,000 people including, students, teachers, parents and families, from all over Illinois (and beyond). The Railroad Engineering Program participates in EOH each year by working with major railroads who to set up various exhibits and displays of railroad technology.  In 2008, Norfolk Southern and Canadian National (CN) each had displays in Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory. 

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Norfolk Southern
University of Illinois - RR Engineering
Engineering Open House

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CN Human Resources personnel met students interested in the rail industry.
Eric Maple from CN explains the dispatching system to a classroom full of EOH attendees.
CN Human Resources personnel met students interested in the rail industry. Eric Maple from CN explains the dispatching system to a classroom full of EOH attendees.
UIUC graduate student Mark Dingler & CN's Eric Maple demonstrate CN's train dispatching system
An officer from CN explains train safety to EOH students
UIUC graduate student Mark Dingler & CN's Eric Maple demonstrate CN's train dispatching system An officer from CN explains train safety to EOH students
CN provided special railroad EOH t-shirts for students visitors to their train dispatching demonstation
 
CN provided special railroad EOH t-shirts for students visitors to their train dispatching demonstation  
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The Norfolk Southern Locomotive Simulator Vehicle was station just outside of Newmark Lab.
Ronnie Combs of NS explains some of the technology used to train locomotive engineers
The Norfolk Southern Locomotive Simulator
Vehicle was station just outside of Newmark Lab.
Ronnie Combs of NS explains some of the technology used to train locomotive engineers
Tickets for students to take a hand at the throttle of the Norfolk Southern locomotive simulator
Dave Carter teaches a middle-school student about locomotive operation in the NS simulator
Tickets for students to take a hand at the throttle of the Norfolk Southern locomotive simulator Dave Carter teaches a middle-school student about locomotive operation in the NS simulator
Shane Rice and James Erickson from Norfolk Southern explain the NS truck to students.
Graduate student, Dan Peltier, assisting NS Engineering staff explaining use of railroad track tools to a group of students and parents
Shane Rice and James Erickson from Norfolk Southern explain the NS truck to students. Graduate student, Dan Peltier, assisting NS Engineering staff explaining use of railroad track tools to a group of students and parents
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Darwin Schafer explains how railroaders use their tools when they are out in the field.
(From L to R) Bryan Schlake, Darwin Schafer, Dan Peltier, and Mark Dinger at EOH helping to direct traffic to the railroad engineering displays.
Darwin Schafer explains how railroaders use their tools when they are out in the field. (From L to R) Bryan Schlake, Darwin Schafer, Dan Peltier, and Mark Dinger at EOH helping to direct traffic to the railroad engineering displays.
John Hart explaings his machine vision poster to students attending EOH
(L to R) John Hart, John Zeman, and Ester Resendiz discuss their machine vision posters
John Hart explains his machine vision poster to students attending EOH (L to R) John Hart, John Zeman, and Ester Resendiz discuss their machine vision posters
Ester Resendiz explains her project to some young EOH attendees
Steven Sawadisavi and Esther Resendiz presented posters describing their research developing machine vision for railroad track inspection
Ester Resendiz explains her project to some young EOH attendees Steven Sawadisavi and Esther Resendiz presented posters describing their research developing machine vision for railroad track inspection