4/13/19 – Monticello Work Day with the Illini Railroad Club

On April 13th AREMA UIUC and the Illini Railroad Club will be having a joint work day at the Monticello Railroad Museum! Come experience real railroad maintenance work, only 30 minutes away! Make sure to bring your PPE and steel-toe boots!

What: Joint work day with Illini Railroad Club and Monticello RR Museum

Where: Monticello Railroad Museum, Monticello, IL

When: April 13, 2019; all-day event

4/4/19 – General Meeting with ESi

  • AREMA will be hosting a general meeting featuring Engineering Systems Inc. on April 4th! Engineering Systems Inc. (ESi) is an engineering and scientific investigations and analysis firm. ESi’s rail team has been a leading provider of failure analysis and technical guidance in the rail industry for many years. Come get free food and info!

What: General Meeting with ESi

Where: 2312 Newmark Civil Engineer Laboratory

When: April 4th, 2019; the meeting will start 6:00pm, with dinner served at 5:45pm

3/15/19 – Field Trip to CTA

Interested in transit? Want to see how one of America’s busiest subway systems maintains its tracks? AREMA and the Institute of Transportation Engineers will be hosting a joint field trip to Chicago to tour two CTA project sites with Kiewit on March 15th! Come see CTA’s Blue Line signal rebuild project and a track rehabilitation project on the Red Line! Space is limited, so sign up now!

What: Field Trip to CTA Maintenance sites with ITE and Kiewit

Where: Chicago, IL – meet in Newmark parking lot

When: Friday, March 15th – meet at 7:00 AM, back by 6:00 PM

3/13/19 – General Meeting with WSP

Come talk to WSP, one of America’s largest engineering contractors!

WSP is an international consulting firm with a large rail and transit sector. They have worked on the Northeast Corridor and the Potomac Yard Metro Station in Virginia, and continue to work on California High Speed Rail! Two Engineers will be visiting from their Chicago office to discuss railway engineering at WSP.

A free dinner will be provided, so you won’t want to miss it!


What: General Meeting with WSP

Where: 3310 Newmark

When: Wednesday, March 13th at 6:00 PM; dinner served at 5:45 PM

3/8/19 & 3/9/19 – Engineering Open House – Come Interact with AREMA!

AREMA and RailTEC will be at Engineering Open House this weekend, March 8th & 9th! Come play the intermodal game, experience our train operating simulator, or see JR Central’s superconducting maglev train! We will have a total of 9 rail exhibits, featuring Canadian National Railway and JR Central in addition to our own members. If you’d like to participate there are still volunteer positions open, sign up here! The required training and orientation session is at 6 PM on March 7th, in 1233 Newmark.

What: Engineering Open House

Where: Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory, North Crane Bay & room 1233

When: Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

2/21/19 – Midwest High Speed Rail Association Joint Meeting

AREMA and the Midwest High Speed Rail Association (MHSRA) will be hosting a joint general meeting on February 21st! Come enjoy free dinner and a presentation by Francesco Bedini from the Federal Railroad Administration!

What: AREMA/MHSRA Joint General Meeting – FRA Program Manager Francesco Bedini will present on high speed rail projects in the United States

Where: 2310 Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory

When: Dinner served at 5:45 pm, meeting begins 6:00 pm

1/30/19 – Union Pacific General Meeting

  • What: Come learn more about Union Pacific Railroad after the Engineering Career Fair! Hear about exciting job and internship opportunities working on a major Class I freight railroad. Resumes will be accepted and dinner will be provided.
  • When: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 (Food served at 5:45 pm; Meeting starts at 6:00 pm)
  • Where: 2312 Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory (NCEL)