TRAC 2016

In July, 2016, RTP was an integral part in organizing the Railway Academic Conference (TRAC). Pasi Lautala and David Nelson led the academic content committee for the event that combined Railway Engineering Education Symposium (REES) and National University (NURAil) Annual Meeting into one event at Urbana, Illinois. The event had over eighty total participants, many of them professors with no prior experience in rail transportation/engineering. In addition to RTP’s contribution in organizing the event, it also provided content to various sessions and handled posting of pre-conference learning materials in its online Rail Learning System. Lautala moderated a session as part of the event and both Lautala and Nelson presented in the symposium. Michigan Tech had also five research posters and two RTP students, Aaron Dean and Sumanth Kalluri participated in the event. Kalluri was one of the contestants of the 3-minute thesis competition.