Number of Programs: 8
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.
1449 Engineering Research Ct, B100, East Lansing, MI, 48824.
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
- Contract Research and Development
- Laser Processing Service
- Clean Room Facilities
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.
2580 Engineering Building, 428 S. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI, 48824.
The Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Laboratory (NDEL) at
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. Michigan State University
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.
June 3 - 7, 2019
The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Rd, Lansing, Michigan, 48910
This is the second module in the Railway Management Certificate Program. Topics covered include:
- Principles of Marketing/Leadership
- Introduction to Railway Management
- Railways and Supply Chain Management and Design
- Economics of the Rail Industry
September 9 - 13, 2019
Courtyard by Marriott Pueblo 110 W. 1st Street/City Center Drive, Pueblo, CO, 81003-1013
This is the third module in the Railway Management Certificate Program. Topics covered in this module include:
- Railway Engineering & Technology/Research and Development
- Track and Structures
- Motive Power and Rolling Stock Engineering and Design
- Inspection Technologies & Condition Monitoring
- Basic Aspect Signaling and Interlocking
- Concepts in Railway Control
- Positive Train Control
- Intermodal Transportation
- Railway Telecommunications
- Vehicle Dynamics
Entire program: April 29 - November 8, 2019
- Module 1: Railway Regulation, Safety & the Rail Industry (RMCP 301): April 29-May 3, 2019 – Washington, DC Area
- Module 2: Railway Business Administration (RMCP 302): June 3-7, 2019 – East Lansing, Michigan (MSU Campus)
- Module 3: Railway Engineering and Technology (RMCP 303): Sept. 9-13, 2019 – Pueblo, Colorado (Home of TTCI)
- Module 4: Railway Operations (RMCP 304): November 4-8, 2019 – Chicago, Illinois (railway “heart” of the USA)
Four U.S. locations
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.
November 4 - 8, 2019
Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL, 60604
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