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TREX 2018 Day 6: The Black Sand Beach

By Suchan Vivatsethachai `20 As one of the three fascinating colored beaches located on the Big Island of Hawaii, Panaluu beach, became one of destinations TREXers couldn’t miss. In the morning, we had to move out […]

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TREX 2018 Day 7: A Very Rainy Day

By Joey Noszek ’20 The two groups from yesterday switched projects today. Therefore, I was working on the precision agriculture project. In the morning, Professor Kocar completed the connection of the FLIR camera to the drone. […]

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TREX 2018 Day 6: Moving Day #1

By Joey Noszek ’20 The government shutdown ended today. That’s great! While we are still on this side of the island, we will be legally allowed to explore the park again. There is also a possibility […]

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TREX 2018 Day 5: Talk to me, Goose!

By Meghan Reisenauer ‘19 Cornfields outside of Hilo Sunday was spent at a local farm outside of Hilo, belonging to a very nice man named Richard Ha. Richard told us about his work with the community […]

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TREX Day 4: Another Day in Hawaii

By Joey Noszek ’20 Within a five-minute walking distance from our house, there is a cliff that provides a view of Halemaumau Crater. I had seen it already during the day. Watching steam rise from the […]

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TREX 2018 Day 4: Sensor Work and Vog

By Meghan Reisenauer ‘19 Josh and Chang have a blast removing some of the sensors Today our group of seven TREXers split up for the first time in Hawaii to work on different projects. Josh, Chang, […]

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TREX 2018 Day 3: The Unnamed Drone

By Suchan Vivatsethachai `20 After building sensors the other day, today we had a chance to fly TREX’s drone for the first time. The drone, packed in a sturdy suitcase, was carried to the coffee farm, […]

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TREX 2018 Day 3: Geology of Kilauea Iki Crater

By James Pruegsanusak ’19 This is my first time writing a blog for CEE, so here’s a self-introduction. I’m James Pruegsanusak, a junior majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Yes, that’s right – I’m a […]

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TREX 2018 Day 3: Rocks! Lava! Steam! Fun!

By Meghan Reisenauer ’19 Kilauea’s craters seen from above Day 3 in Hawai’i began with a hike to the Kilauea Iki crater. After stopping for photos at the lookout, where we could see both Halema’uma’u crater […]

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TREX 2018 Day 3: In the Crater

By Joey Noszek ‘20 Before this trip, I was horribly afraid of the inevitable jetlag that would result from flying from Boston to Hawaii. I anticipated a state of utter confusion in which my body and […]

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