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  • Railway Business Administration & Leadership (December 2020: DATE CHANGED)

    Dates:

    December 7 - 11, 2020.  8:00 am - 5:30 pm.

    Location:

    The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Rd, Lansing, Michigan, 48910

    Description:

    DATE CHANGED DUE TO 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS.

     

    This is one of the four modules in the Railway Management Certificate Program. Modules may be taken in any order. Topics covered in this module include:

    • Principles of Marketing/Leadership
    • Introduction to Railway Management
    • Leasing/Finance
    • Railways and Supply Chain Management and Design
    • Labor-Management
    • Economics of the Rail Industry
  • Railway Engineering and Technology (October 2020)

    Dates:

    October 26 - 30, 2020

    Location:

    Courtyard by Marriott Pueblo 110 W. 1st Street/City Center Drive, Pueblo, CO, 81003-1013

    Description:

    This module is part of the Michigan State University Railway Management Certificate Program. There are four modules total. These modules can be taken in any order. Examples of 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
  • Railway Management Certificate Program (September - December 2020: DATE CHANGED)

    Dates:

    Entire program: September 14 - December 11, 2020 (Four, one-week sessions)

    Location:

    • Module 1: Railway Business Administration: December 7-11, 2020 – East Lansing, Michigan (MSU Campus)
    • Module 2: Railway Regulation, Safety & the Rail Industry: November 9-13, 2020 – Washington, DC Area
    • Module 3: Railway Operations: September 14-18, 2020 – Chicago, Illinois (railway “heart” of the USA)
    • Module 4: Railway Engineering and Technology: October 26-30, 2020 – Pueblo, Colorado (Home of TTC

    Description:

    MSU’s Railway Management Certificate Program was established in 2007 and is the only North American program that covers the breadth and depth of the very complex railway industry from both a conceptual and practical viewpoint. Critical and topical subjects are covered in a classroom setting with interactive discussions and field trips to aid learning. These include railroad facilities, customers, suppliers, associations, and agencies. Group project work applies learning and develops teamwork skills.

    The new modular structure comprises four week-long modules, each of which covers a specific area of the railway system and its management.  A certificate in railway management will be awarded for successful completion of all four modules.

  • Railway Operations (September 2020)

    Dates:

    September 14 - 18, 2020

    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 Rail Industry (November 2020: DATE CHANGED)

    Dates:

    November 9 - 13, 2020

    Location:

    Courtyard by Marriott Washington Downtown Convention Center, 901 L St NW, Washington DC, DC, 20001

    Description:

    Topics covered in this program module 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

    Four separate modules are offered at a discounted rate to complete the Michigan State University Railway Management Certificate Program.  These modules can be taken in any order.

  • Science at the Edge Seminar Series Schedule (Spring and Fall)

    Dates:

    Please see the website below for the current schedule.

     

    Location:

    1400 Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

    Description:

    Traditionally distinct science disciplines are merging to create new and startling opportunities. Share the excitement and challenge each week through seminars and discussions with nationally recognized pioneers in science at the edge. Seminars included on this schedule are in three series: Interdisciplinary Physics Seminars, Quantitative Biology Seminars, and Engineering Seminars. See the Websites below for the latest schedule.

  • Spartan Youth Programs Website

    Description:

    The Spartan Youth Programs Website is a catalog of the programs and activities MSU offers to preK through 12th graders on a variety of topics, including: agriculture; animal care; art, drama, and music; business; college preparation; computers; engineering; leadership skills; math and science; social studies; sports and fitness; and writing and language.

  • Technical Assistance Testing for Industry

    Location:

    3428 Engineering Building, 428 South Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    In addition to conducting trend-setting research, the college provides testing for companies on a fee-for-service basis. Sophisticated instrumentation is available for analysis, processing, fabrication, and characterization of materials.

  • Tollgate Education Conference Center (Novi, MI)

    Location:

    28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI, 48377. (Northwest corner of Twelve Mile and Meadowbrook Roads in Novi, MI.)

    Description:

    The MSUE - Tollgate Education Conference Center functions as a full service meeting facility ideal for the business and educational community. Situated on a beautiful 160 acre farm, the gardens and pastures at Tollgate provide a natural and peaceful setting for business meetings, receptions, retreats, conferences, workshops and educational classes. The Center includes the Tollgate Conference room which accommodates up to 140 people; the Activity Center, a more casual setting accommodates up to 60 people; the Americana Boardroom, an executive-style formal meeting room for 12 or less; and the Bassett Boardroom for 10 people. Tollgate’s main site feature is the historic Tollgate Barn which is available for rental for various functions offering it’s unique charm and atmosphere.

    Tollgate offers a complete range of support services to make every event a success:

    Our caterers provide an excellent variety of breakfasts, lunches, dinners or outdoor barbecues to suit your budget and tastes.
    All meeting rooms have wireless internet and a complete inventory of audiovisual and communication equipment.
    Overnight accommodations are available at several hotels located within one mile of Tollgate.

    Conveniently located at the northwest corner of 12 Mile and Meadowbrook Roads in Novi, Michigan near several major freeways: I-275, I-96 and I-696, and within an hour’s drive from Metropolitan Airport, Detroit, Flint, Ann Arbor and Lansing.

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