Hosting home schoolers visit to expose to railroad engineering

UIUC Project Information

NuRail Project IDNURail2012-UIUC-E01
Project TitleHosting home schoolers visit to expose to railroad engineering
UniversityUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Principal InvestigatorEdwards
PI Contact InformationPhone: Tel: (217) 244-7417 Email:
Funding Source(s) and Amounts Provided (by each agency or organization)$5,000 UIUC Faculty and Support Staff Salary; $5,000 USDOT RITA
Total Project Cost$10,000
Agency ID or Contract NumberDTRT12-G-UTC18 (Grant 1)
Start Date2012-03-01
End Date2012-05-31
Brief Description of Research ProjectA group of 30 home school grade and high school students will be hosted within the Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC) in April 2012. These students will be provided with two key opportunities during their visit. First, they will be provided with tailored lecture material that focuses both on the systems and infrastructure elements of railway engineering. Secondly, the students will be able to be toured around the engineering laboratories at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Laboratories focus on all elements of civil engineering, including rail engineering.
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Final ReportNURail2012-UIUC-E01_Final_Report.pdf