American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) Student Chapter

Overview

American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) student chapter at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has a total of 9 members and one faculty advisor. Only 300 students are eligible to become members. Efforts are underway to increase the number of members.

Chapter Leadership

The chapter is led by three; president, vice president, and secretary under the guidance of the faculty advisor.

President

Ershad Mortazavian

Vice President

Naveen Veeramisti

Secretary/Treasurer

Lei Jia

Faculty Advisor

Hualiang Teng

Chapter Activities

The chapter organized several seminars, short courses, and field trips.

Organized Seminars and Presentations

2016

AREMA 3-day seminar: Introduction to Practical Railway Engineering
May 11-13, 2016
21 people from all over the country attended.

The Myth of Passenger Rail as a Money Loser
Mar. 31, 2016 - Michael Barron, CEO of the Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc.
12 students and faculty attended the seminar.

Seminar on High Speed Rail Bridge Bearing
Mar. 29, 2016 - Guangen Song, CEO, China Fengze Engineering Rubber Technology Development Co., LTD
14 students and faculty attended the seminar.

Introduction to Railway Transportation (In-class presentation)
Mar. 15, 2016 - Brandon J. Henning, Railroad Safety Program Coordinator of Nevada Department of Transportation
Brandon Henning presented about the maintenance of railroad grading crossings in Las Vegas, which is an interest to students in the program. 10 students attended the presentation.

2015

Railroad Operations (In-class presentation)
Nov. 16, 2015 - Justin M. Maloney, Union Pacific Railroad at Arden Station in Las Vegas
Justin Maloney gave a presentation to the Railroad Operations class. He introduced how railroad is operated locally and nationally and handed out example time tables to the class. His presentation was straightforward and well received by the students. 9 students attended the presentation.

Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technologies in Subway
Jul. 14, 2015 - Guoqing Li, Chairman, Vice President of Beijing Urban Construction Design & Development Group Co.
15 students and faculty attended the seminar.

Design of High Speed Rail Station
Jul. 14, 2015, Qingchao Wei, Professor, Beijing Jiaotong University
15 students and faculty attended the seminar.

Organized Short Courses

Mineta National Transit Research Consortium (MNTRC) 3-day seminar, Public Transportation Systems
Dec. 16-18, 2015
36 people from all over the country attended.

Field Trips

Nevada Railroad Museum in the City of Boulder City
Apr. 1, 2016