Michigan Tech News

Second Annual Railroad Night Feb. 20

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By Marcia Goodrich


Last Modified 3:42 PM, July 20, 2009

February 17, 2007—

The Second Annual Railroad Night, will be held Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6-9 p.m. at the Spica Restaurant (known as Northern Lights) in Houghton.

The event is hosted by Railroad Engineering and Activities Club (REAC) at Michigan Tech ( http://reac.students.mtu.edu/ ).Last year about 60 students, faculty and staff participated in the event.

Michigan Tech has become the university of choice for recruitment by many rail industry companies, and Railroad Night is an opportunity to meet and socialize with the representatives of those companies participating in the Winter Job Fair. It includes a social hour with cash bar, a keynote address by President Glenn Mroz, a panel discussion with industry representatives and a dinner buffet. The event is free for REAC members; $5 for others. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to participate.

This year, a record of eight companies from rail industry with more than 180,000 employees are participating and sponsoring the event. The sponsoring companies include

Canadian National (CN)
Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)
CSX Transportation
Norfolk Southern (NS)
Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR)
HDR, Inc. (engineering consulting)
TranSystems (engineering consulting)
Balfour Beatty, Plc (international contractor)

For more information, contact Pasi Lautala, ptlautal@mtu.edu .

For more on the Michigan Tech Rail Initiative, visit http://www.cee.mtu.edu/railroad/.

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