Welcome to the UIUC AREMA Student Chapter Website!

The AREMA Student Chapter at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was founded in the fall of 2008. The goal of the chapter is to expose students to railroad engineering education and the railway industry in order to foster the development of leaders in railroad engineering in North America and throughout the world.

The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-way Association (AREMA) is a professional organization that produces and publishes the recommended practices for railway engineering infrastructure including track, structures, and communications & signals. It is concerned with furthering the development and advancement of both technical and practical knowledge of the industry.

The AREMA Student Chapter at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers students a chance to learn about the excitement, challenges, and way of life in the railroad industry through presentations by guest speakers, along with allowing field visits to railroad project sites and the ability to find other students that may have similar interests.

upcoming events
Throughout the semester, look for field trips, career fairs, and visits to the annual AREMA National Conference here!
General meetings may be listed here but are also found on signs in the Nathan M. Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory (Newmark/NCEL) and the Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Laboratory (Hydro/HSL/CEEB). Find us in the Yeh Student Center at 205 N Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL.

All Dates are Spring 2024

Monday March 25th – General Meeting with Hanson – 5:00-6:30pm

Monday April 15th – General Meeting with ARUP – 5:45-7:30pm

Congratulations to our 2024 AREMA Student Chapter board!

President: Jose Augusto Ramos
Vice President: Rahat Khan
Treasurer: Alex Roskov
Secretary: Vitor Rezende Alves
Webmaster: David Wasilewski