College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota
College of Science and Engineering

Day 18: Last Day In China

On our way to the airport, we rode the Maglev (magnetic levitation), the fastest train in the world which brought us to the airport in 7 minutes. It "is a system of transportation that suspends, guides and propels vehicles, predominantly trains, using magnetic levitation from a very large number of magnets for lift and propulsion."
Or 268.4 mph

Waiting to board the plane at the Shanghai International Airport

Spotted: a few of the 10,000 lakes in Minnesota

Our trip wouldn't be possible without these people:

Prof. Sobelman and Adam Pagel for organizing this whole trip;
All the universities we've visited: Tsinghua University, Peking/Beijing University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Xi'an Jiao Tong University, Fudan University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University;
All the companies we've visited: Microsoft Research Asia, TechImport and IBM Research Laboratories in China;
Our tour guides: Li (Beijing), Eric (Harbin), Jerry (Xi'an) and Cassandra (Shanghai);
Our student leaders: Karla Simonson and Tony Jakubiak;
Our morning show host, Anas Alaish;
And last but not the least, every participant on this trip, without you this whole trip wouldn't be as fun, as inspiring and as eye-opening as it was. Every seminar attended, every group dinner/outing held, every item haggled and every pain endured was all worth it. So thank you all for making this trip a great experience!

Check out our group album in Photobucket.


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