“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the Georgia Institute of Technology consistently pushes its students to pursue discovery through global experiences and to open our eyes to achieve a cultural understanding of the dynamics of our field. Our class is striving to do just that through research in the country of Bolivia!
Though the flight was long, we are all excited to finally arrive in Bolivia. Each of us is looking forward to exploring Bolivia and applying the skills taught in classrooms to a real environment.
Over the next week, we will be studying:
- Water quality of the Choqueyapu River and risks of agricultural water reuse
- Comparative low cost water quality testing methods
- Bioaerosols and open sewage channels
- Mercury bioaccumulation in fish
Each of these topics can have a significant impact on the Bolivian community and future research in the field.
Stay tuned to learn more about our daily discoveries!