The Great Beginning

June 11th came by a lot faster than expected. I packed up my things and headed to the great city of Minneapolis, MN. The ride was rough, my airplane hit a huge amount of turbulence, but once we passed it, I could see the great city below.

It was a hectic, but enjoyable week. We were blessed enough to spend two days with students at the Cloquet Forestry Center. We participated in helping them classify rocks, perform science experiments with the lake and enjoyed numerous, delicious, meals.  After the camp experience, it was time to say goodbye.

The REU team dropped off the Duluth REU team (which is my group) in, well, Duluth. I was able to explore UMD Civil Engineering Center where my research will be happening. I must say it is AMAZING. We were given a tour of the lab and then taken to the field lab where I saw different insect species, our lab specimens and some pretty flowers.

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