The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) is the railway industry’s professional organization that, among its other goals, promotes railway engineering education. In response to this challenge, through the auspices of the AREMA Educational Foundation, AREMA’s Education and Training Committee developed the Railway Engineering Education Symposium (REES). REES is intended to foster interest among university faculty in railway engineering with the goal of encouraging and supporting their interest in adding railway engineering content to their current curriculum.
This year, REES will be held at the University of Illinois at Chicago, June 15 – 16, 2022. REES will provide practical, hands-on, railway engineering lecture materials through an online portal to registered REES faculty participants, with the goal of encouraging and supporting their interest in adding railway engineering content to their current engineering courses and curricula. REES has been held bi-annually since 2008, with each event attracting over 25 engineering faculty from across the US and Canada. This event is an invitation-only program, to help foster collaboration with other engineering professors on railway teaching and research.
REES content modules, suitable for classroom presentations, will be available online for downloading and review prior to the event. A field tour will occur on the afternoon of June 16. The tour will give participants the chance to see Chicago’s integrated dispatching center and a Class I Railroad terminal facilities. These two opportunities illustrate the possibility of conducting organized field trips in cooperation with railways or railroad suppliers as part of instructional activities, as well as some of the lab instruction possibilities that may be appropriate at participating institutions.
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