NURail Annual Meeting Agenda - September 11 - 12, 2013

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
I Hotel and Conference Center
1900 S. First Street
Champaign, IL 61820

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Wednesday, September 11

7:00am - 8:00am Continental Breakfast Illinois Rooms BC
8:00am - 8:30am Welcome and Introduction
8:00am    Andreas Cangellaris, Dean, College of Engineering
8:10am    Amr Elnashai, Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
8:20am    Chris Barkan, Director, NURail Center
8:30am - 9:45am Research Activities Report - Session 1
8:30am    Conrad Ruppert (moderator)
8:45am    Riley Edwards, NURail Partner, UIUC
9:05am    Ahmed Shabana, NURail Partner, UIC
9:25am    Steve Schlickman, NURail Partner, UIC
9:45am - 10:00am Group Photo / Break Illinois Rooms BC
10:00am - 11:20am Research Activities Report - Session 2
     Conrad Ruppert (moderator)
11:20am - 12:00am Research Needs Discussion Forum
     Conrad Ruppert (moderator)
12:00am - 1:00pm Lunch Illinois Rooms BC
12:15pm    Arema Student Chapter Highlights
12:30pm    Undergraduate Student Railroad Projects
1:00pm - 1:35pm LEducation Activities and Curriculum Development
1:00pm    Pasi Lautala (moderator)
1:20pm    Jim McKinney, NURail Partner, Rose Hulman Institute
1:35pm - 2:30pm Curriculum Needs Panel Discussion
     Tyler Dick, NURail Partner, UIUC
2:30pm - 2:45pm Break Illinois Rooms BC
2:45pm - 4:00pm Education Outreach, Workforce Development & Tech Transfer
     Pasi Lautala (moderator)
     David Clarke
Illinois Rooms BC
4:00pm Adjourn General Sessions (Shuttle departs for hotels)
4:00pm - 5:30pm Technical Tours - ATREL - Optional (Transportation Provided)
4:00pm - 5:30pm Executive Advisory Board - Closed Session (By invitation)
     Chris Barkan (moderator)
Knowledge Room
5:30pm Adjourn General Sessions (Shuttle departs for hotels)
6:30pm - 7:15pm Reception at the Illinois Terminal (Shuttle service from hotels provided)
7:15pm - 9:00pm Dinner with Keynote Speaker at Illinois Terminal (Shuttle Service to hotels provided)

Thursday, September 12

7:30am - 9:00am NURail Student Leadership Council Breakfast (by invitation)
     Pasi Lautala (speaker)
Tyler Dick (moderator)
Knowledge Room
8:00am - 10:00am Continental Breakfast / Poster Session Presentations
     NURail PIs and Students
Illinois Rooms BC
10:00am – 11:40am Strategic Development Plans
10:00am    Conrad Ruppert (moderator)
10:10am    Conrad Ruppert, Ahmed Shabana, NURail Partner, UIUC
10:25am    Rapik Saat, NURail Partner, UIUC
10:40am    Tyler Dick, NURail Partner, UIUC
10:55am    Joe Sussman, NURail Partner, MIT
11:10am    Dave Clarke, NURail Partner, UTK
11:25am    Steve Schlickman, NURail Partner, UIC
11:40am – 12:10pm Strategic Development Plan Discussion Forum
     Conrad Ruppert (Moderator)
12:10pm – 12:15pm Concluding Remarks
     Chris Barkan
12:15pm – 12:30pm Box Lunch Illinois Rooms BC
12:30pm Adjourn General Sessions (Shuttle departs for airport)
12:30pm - 2:00pm NURail Affiliate Program - Working lunch and meeting (by invitation) Knowledge Room
2:00pm – 2:15pm Break Illinois Rooms BC
2:15pm – 4:15pm NURail Partners Meeting
     Chris Barkan (moderator)
Knowledge Room
4:15pm Adjourn Special Sessions (Shuttle departs for airport)