The MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a Traveling Research Environmental Experiences (TREX) three-credit field research course during Independent Activities Period (IAP). TREX (Course 1.091) provides CEE undergraduates with the opportunity to gain hands-on fieldwork and research experience in a global context. Past expeditions have generated enormous enthusiasm for learning about earth systems and determining how these systems can be managed in a sustainable way.
For the 2023 course, MIT students investigate the formation of SO2 emissions and the health threats to the Ohiʻa forest. Check out our photo album from the trip below.