The Rail Transportation Program (RTP), a part of the Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI), will host a webinar from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on “Optimal Fueling Strategies for Locomotive Fleets in Railroad Networks.” The presentation by Seyed Mohammad Nourbakhsh will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m., today, February 17th, in Dillman 315.
The Railroad Engineering and Activities Club (REAC) will hold a business meeting from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday Feb 28, in Dow 875.
This Tuesday’s Rail Transportation Seminar presentation will be by Phil Pasterak, Sr. Vice President/Central Region Manager Rail & Transit for PB. The presentation title is:
“High Speed Rail Development in the US and Midwest”
REAC is open to members of any discipline who have an interest in finding out more about REAC activities and the rail industry.
Pizza and pop will be provided.
For more information, contact Pam Hannon, coordinator, MTTI, at 487-3065 or at email@example.com .
The Michigan Tech Sustained Support to Ensure Engineering Degrees (SSEED) program (funded by NSF S-STEM) is in its second year of four. In 2011-12, the program awarded 33 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to engineering juniors and seniors. The program awarded five fellowships of $8,000 each to first-year engineering graduate students.
The purpose of the undergraduate scholarships is to improve the retention of upper division engineering students who have financial need and other risk factors that make it difficult to complete their degrees. The purpose of the graduate fellowships is to improve the recruitment of women and minorities to graduate study in engineering.
In 2012-13, the program will again award up to 35 undergraduate scholarships and five graduate fellowships. The program also features mentoring and professional development opportunities. The application deadline is March 15 for undergraduate scholarships and May 1 for graduate fellowships. Share this information with qualified students.
See Registration Schedule for opportunities.
February 3, 2012—
Michigan Technological University’s Rail Transportation Program–part of the Michigan Tech Transportation Institute–is one of seven members of a research university consortium that has received the US Department of Transportation’s (USDoT) first multi-million grant to a University Transportation Center focused solely on rail transportation. The University of lllinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) will lead the consortium. Read More about it
Water is Life, the Winter Newsletter of the Lake Superior Binational Forum (LSBF), includes a feature on Professor Alex Mayer (CEE/GMES), winner of the LSBF 2011 Environmental Stewardship Adult Individual Award. See Superior Forum.
Pasi Lautala, research assistant professor (CEE) and director of the Rail Transportation Program (RTP), a part of the Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI), was a member of a site visit committee of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The committee evaluated the University of Alberta’s proposal to establish an industrial research chair in railway geomechanics. Lautala’s recent visit took him to Edmonton.