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  • Center for Highway Pavement Preservation

    Description:

    The mission of CHPP is aimed at providing a new platform for accelerating innovation in highway pavement preservation. The center will assist in meeting the increasing demand for highway pavement preservation research and will further the goal of increasing the reliability and performance of the nation’s highways.

    The establishment of the proposed Center will complement the efforts currently undertaken by the NCPP to conduct outreach and technology transfer, especially in transferring research and educational advances in highway pavement preservation to the broad transportation community. The Center will use the links established by the NCPP with a variety of state and local highway transportation agencies and private companies to accomplish its outreach mission. Contacts with the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) in Michigan (run by Michigan Technological University) and other LTAPs will be leveraged to reach local transportation agencies.

  • Energy and Automotive Research Laboratory (EARL)

    Location:

    428 South Shaw Lane, Room 2555, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The world-class Energy and Automotive Research Laboratories, a 30,000- square-foot complex, houses the University's research on automobile engine efficiency, alternative energy, and emission reduction. The facility contains two engine test cells, a powertrain lab, control rooms, fuel rooms, faculty and graduate student offices, and a conference room.

  • Fraunhofer Center for Coatings and Laser Applications

    Location:

    1449 Engineering Research Ct, B100, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Fraunhofer Center for Coatings and Laser Applications provides innovative research and development services based on its expertise in coating and laser technology. The overall aim of the entire Fraunhofer organization is to bridge the gap between research and industry by providing top notch applied research services that enhance the competitive edge of the customer. Technologies, services, and facilities offered include:

    • Rapid Prototyping, Rapid Tooling, Rapid Manufacturing
    • Laser Welding
    • Surface and Coating Services and Technologies
    • Characterization and Testing Services and Facilities
    • Consulting
    • Contract Research and Development
    • Laser Processing Service
    • Clean Room Facilities
  • Mid-Michigan Health Impact Assessment

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Mid-Michigan Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a sustainability toolkit designed for planners, developers, community leaders, and the general public concerning the planning of future development in the Tri-County Area and how it impacts our health.  Specifically, it uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) programs to help inform users why or why not a particular development should be built in a specific location.

  • Nondestructive Evaluation Laboratory (NDEL)

    Location:

    2580 Engineering Building, 428 S. Shaw Lane,  East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Laboratory (NDEL) at Michigan State University has been at the forefront in the development of innovative solutions to NDE related problems. Nondestructive evaluation is the examination of an object for structural integrity without impairing the future usefulness of the object. The objective of NDE is to detect and characterize internal or surface cracks and corrosion in structures that can result in failure of the structure. The test method ranges from a simple visual one to more complex sensors that involve some form of energy, such as electromagnetic, acoustic, thermal, radiographic, etc.

    Research activity in the NDEL is supported by the aerospace, nuclear power, defense, natural gas and biomedical industries, among others. The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation to conduct research across a broad spectrum of electromagnetic and ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation methodologies.

  • Railway Management Certificate Program (August - November 2017)

    Dates:

    • Module 1: Railway Business Administration & Leadership (RMCP 201)
      August 7–11, 2017 – East Lansing, Michigan (MSU Campus)
    • Module 2: Railway Operations (RMCP 202)
      September 25-29, 2017 – Chicago, Illinois (railway “heart” of the USA)
    • Module 3: Railway Engineering and Technology (RMCP 203)
      October 16-20, 2017 – Pueblo, Colorado (Home of TTCI)
    • Module 4: Railway Regulation, Safety & The Industry (RMCP 204)
      November 13-17, 2017 – Washington, DC Area

    Location:

    Various locations

    Description:

    This comprehensive course for the railway industry (operating companies, suppliers and shippers) is designed for employees that show potential for professional growth and increased management capabilities to middle and upper management levels.  Content is predominantly focused on the needs of managers rather than operators or engineers.  The course was developed and evaluated by MSU Railway Management Program staff, working closely with Class I and Class II railroad education and training directors, as well as the AAR, ASL&RRA, and FRA decision makers, and other transportation industry leaders.  Content is regularly updated to include topical items impacting the railway industry.  The program consists of four weeks’ content that covers the breadth of today’s railway industry.  Lecture-style presentations, from distinguished MSU professors and recognized industry subject matter experts, are balanced with field visits to rail and associated sites to help put the conceptual and classroom sessions into practice.

  • Railway Operations (RMCP 202) (September 2017)

    Dates:

    September 25 - 29, 2017.  8:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Location:

    Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL, 60604

    Description:

    This module is offered as part of the Michigan State University Railway Management Certificate Program.  Examples of topics covered in this course include:

    • Rail Networks and Operations
    • Rolling Stock & Motive Power Maintenance
    • Locomotive & Car Leasing
    • Car Pooling & Fleet Management
    • Operational Models
    • Operation of an Urban Railway System
    • Creating a Resilient Railway
  • Railway Regulation, Safety & The Industry (RMCP 204) (November 2017)

    Dates:

    November 13-17,2017

    Location:

    Courtyard Marriott Baltimore BWI Airport 1671 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD, 21090

    Description:

    This is the fourth module of MSUs Railway Management Certificate Program. Topics include: Fundamentals of Transport: Railway System & Organization Rail Regulation/Deregulation Government Bodies and Associations (FRA/FTA/NTSB/RSI/AAR/ASLRRA) Passenger Rail & Transit Industry Structure Safety and Security
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