TREX Takes Over Hawaii
On Jan. 13, a group of 22 CEE undergraduates and seven advisors traveled to the Big Island of Hawaii for a two-week journey to study the hostile effects of the vog from the Kilauea volcano on the local air quality and ecology. “This is an exciting opportunity for our students to go out into the field, build equipment, set up a real-world experimental campaign, and take the data back to MIT to dig deep into the analysis, interpretation, and formulate engineering solutions,” said Professor Markus Buehler, CEE department head. Since 2000, CEE has offered all Course 1 undergraduates the unique opportunity to gain invaluable fieldwork experience through TREX (Traveling Research Environmental Experiences). Read the full MIT News story for more information.