Day: February 14, 2012

Railroad Night Coming Up

The Rail Transportation Program (RTP) and the Rail Engineering and Activities Club (REAC) announce the seventh annual Railroad Night from 7 to 10 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Shelden Grill in the Magnuson Hotel, Houghton.

This year’s keynote speaker is Kevin Kesler, chief engineer in the operating practice division for the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).

Student admission is $3 for the event (or $5 for admission plus REAC membership). REAC is open to all students of any discipline. For more information, see Rail.

Tickets will be on sale through Feb. 17 for students:

Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.–Dillman

Feb. 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.–ME-EM

Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.–Dow

Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.–Fisher

There is no fee for faculty or administrators, but an RSVP to Pam Hannon at prhannon@mtu.edu is required by Friday, Feb. 17, as well.


Railroad Engineering and Activities Club Meeting

The Railroad Engineering and Activities Club (REAC) will hold a business meeting from 6 to 7 p.m., today, in Dillman 214.

Alumnus Chad Hewitt ’99, chief engineer from Remprex Engineering Services LLC, will give a presentation, “Rail Intermodal Yard Terminal Development–From Design to Operation.”

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 prhannon@mtu.edu .


Scholarship Opportunities for Engineering Juniors, Seniors and Grad Applicants

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.

For more information, see SSEED, or contact Michele Miller at 487-3025 or at mhmiller@mtu.edu .