Archives—August 2014

Rail Transportation Summer Program Gives Students a Look Inside the Industry

image111869-horizTwo dozen high school students from across the nation spent a week this summer riding the rails. No, they weren’t trying out the hobo life; they were participating in Michigan Technological University’s Rail and Intermodal Transportation program, part of the University’s popular Summer Youth Programs.
“This camp is different because the students spent much of the week on the road visiting rail-related transportation facilities,” says David Nelson, program advisor. Nelson is a senior research engineer in Michigan Tech’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.