Technical Communities

Sandhouse Gang (Rail Interest Group)

The Hagestad Sandhouse Gang is a railroad-oriented discussion group hosted by NUTC. Named in memory of former NUTC Associate Director and group founder Doug Hagestad, the group meets monthly to explore a wide range of current rail-related issues and to link active and semi-active rail practitioners with students and academics at
Northwestern and other schools. Formed in 2005, the group has nearly 300 members and is moderated by BAC
member Norm Carlson.

Icarus Society (Aviation Interest Group)

The Icarus Society provides a public forum for the discussion and dissemination of a wide range of national and international issues impacting the aviation industry. The goal of the society is to share knowledge and ideas about all things relevant to aviation today with the widest possible audience. Formed in 2006, the Icarus Society promotes in-depth dialogue about airlines, aircraft manufacturing, aviation services, technology, government oversight, and significant elements of business aviation.