June 18-20 |Salt Lake City, Utah

The Railway Engineering Education Symposium (REES) is a unique opportunity for university faculty to delve into the world of railway engineering.  Led by experienced professors who have successfully guided their students into the rail industry, REES equips participants with hands-on knowledge and lecture materials, preparing them to introduce railway engineering content into their curriculum and ultimately, increase the number of engineers in the railway industry. 

The Railway Engineering Education Symposium (REES) is a prestigious event, developed by the AREMA Educational Foundation in partnership with the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). It was created to address the growing need for engineers in the railway industry, a need underscored by high retirement rates, projected industry growth, and the renewed interest in high-speed passenger rail research and deployment. The fact that industry giants like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates have invested in the future of railways in North America further underscores the importance of this event.

The Railway Engineering Education Symposium (REES) has been held bi-annually since 2008. Each event attracts over 30 engineering faculty members from across the United States and Canada with programs in electrical, civil, and mechanical engineering.  

REES Content modules suitable for classroom presentations are available online for participants to review before the event. The on-site program includes lab instruction and field trips to local rail facilities. Participation in REES is offered by invitation at no cost to qualified individuals. REES also provides travel expense reimbursement for a limited number of participants on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in participating in the REES program, please complete an application to attend.  
This program could not take place without our invaluable Sponsors.

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Past University Participation

Angelo State University
California Baptist University
California State University, Fullerton
California State University-Fresno
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Governors State University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Iowa State University
Jackson State University
Missouri University of Science & Technology
Montana State University
Morgan State University
North Dakota State University
Oklahoma State University
Oregon State University

Penn State University
Penn State University Altoona
Purdue University
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rutgers University
South Dakota State University
Southern Illinois University
Southern University & A&M College
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
U.S. Military Academy
University of Arizona
University of British Columbia
University of Evansville
University of Hartford
University of Illinois Chicago
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
University of South Alabama
University of South Carolina
University of Texas At Austin
Villanova University
Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Tech