Engineering Open House

Engineering Open House 2009

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 2009, Norfolk Southern and Canadian National (CN) each had displays in Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory.  The Illini Railroad Club also had a display.

Links:
CN
Norfolk Southern
University of Illinois - RR Engineering
Engineering Open House

CN logo  
Patrick Crane met with groups who were interested in railroad engineering.
Students gather to view CN's display.
Patrick Crane met with groups who were interested in railroad engineering.
Students gather to view CN's display.
Special Agent Graf talks to a student 
about train safety.
Eric Maple from CN explains how the railroad dispatching system works.
Special Agent Graf talks to a student
about train safety.
Eric Maple from CN explains how the railroad dispatching system works.
   
Norfolk Southern Logo  
Group photo of the the Norfolk Southern representatives at Engineering Open House.
Norfolk Southern Indoor
Group photo of the the Norfolk Southern representatives at Engineering Open House.
Norfolk Southern brought their locomotive simulator to show students how to operate a train.
A student in the locomotive learns how to drive the train.
Norfolk Southern brought their locomotive simulator to show students how to operate
a train.
A student in the locomotive learns how
to drive the train.
   
UIUC Railroad Engineering Logo  
Track Panel Presentation
Track Panel
AREMA Student Chapter  
AREMA Student Chapter Booth Workers
AREMA Student Chapter Booth with Children
AREMA Student Chapter Booth
 
IRC(Illini Railroad Club) Logo  
What's in a rail car? Exhibit
Illini Rail Club Booth