Monthly Archives: August 2014

Looking Back: 3 Lessons from China

Written by Daniel Costie The first lesson learned was to appreciate a clear blue sky.  Each city that we visited, there was also a thin layer of smog slightly blocking a clear view of the sky.  After awhile, I then … Continue reading

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Written by Ben Flores The last half of our trip took us through a whirlwind of different cities. We had a very informative visit to Yixing, which has become known for its environmental protection technology industry. We visited companies in … Continue reading

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Until Next Time

Written by Andrew Fang It’s been a whirlwind 2 weeks, traveling from Shanghai to Wuxi to Yixing to Xiamen. We just wrapped up the Summer School with a successful workshop in Xiamen! We presented are work for city officials and … Continue reading

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It’s done, already?

Written by Julia Johnson As I sit on the plane from Seattle to Minneapolis I am still struck that I have just spent 5 weeks in China. I suppose that means the saying holds true, “The days go slow but … Continue reading

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The end has come

Written by Kangkang Tong It’s hard to believe that we have reached the end of our PIRE trip.  The first day that we arrived in Beijing seems like it wasn’t that long ago, however there were a lot of things … Continue reading

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New Experiences in China

Written by Daniel Costie During our whirlwind tour of China, we had the pleasure of stopping in a ‘small’ city (5 million people) called Wuxi.  Unexpectedly, I experienced an aspect of China that had been missing in the previous cities … Continue reading

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Enjoying Our Time in China

Written by Stephanie Johns For our last day in Beijing, many people went to the Summer Palace. We wandered around in different groups and saw the temple and many different bridges around the lake. Much of the drinking water for … Continue reading

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