The members of AREMA Committee 24 – Education and Training have identified a need and desire of AREMA members and university students for Student Chapters. The main goal of the Chapters is to bring students interested in railroading together in a group setting, where their interest can be directed toward activities that facilitate and advance their academic curiosity in railway engineering. These Chapters also help to fulfill the currently missing connection between the railway industry and university students / faculty advisors, whereby the Chapters form a symbiotic relationship with industry ties for students and professors and a strong promoting and recruiting tool for AREMA and industry representatives. AREMA hopes that these Chapters become the key link for increased interaction and cooperation between railway professionals and students.
To ensure the successful implementation and continuation of the Chapters, AREMA and its members are encouraged to become an integral part of their activities by offering support and mentoring relationships. The easiest way to get started is to contact the Student Chapter Coordinator and request for information on alternative ways to get involved with Student Chapter activities.
Membership in AREMA demonstrates that you are a professional in your field, dedicated to improving your practical knowledge and interested in exchanging information with your peers in order to advance the railroad engineering industry.
AREMA publishes recommended practices, reference materials, plans and specifications for the railway industry through a variety of publications.
AREMA supports those pursuing college level courses of study related to the engineering and/or technical aspects of the railway industry through student membership, scholarship opportunities and involvement in student chapters at many universities across the United States and Canada.