Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Day 17: Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Today is our last full day in China. We visited one of China's best engineering schools called Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). Yes, the name sounds very similar as its name sounds like a university we've visited in Xi'an called the Xi'an Jiao Tong University (XJTU).

SJTU welcomes University of Minnesota students!

At night, we had our last group dinner with Prof. Sobelman.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
We toured the beautiful campus of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in the morning. Our tour guide Cassandra, happened to be an alumnus of the SJTU so she told us facts about the university.

UMN students mingling with SJTU students during our bust tour of their campus

Our student leaders, Tony Jakubiak and Karla Simonson presented their works (student organization and senior design project) to the students of SJTU.

Tony presenting about his student life at the U as part of Innovative Engineers student group

Karla presenting her senior design project on photovoltaic clothing

Ulysees, one of SJTU's graduate students also gave a presentation on his research project about wirless communication

The group with SJTU's students and faculty members

In the afternoon, we saw demos of some of their research projects in their labs

Last Dinner
We had a southern Chinese (Shanghai) food for dinner. The flavor of their food were sweeter than the flavors from the other cities we've visited. We also had our mini awards ceremony, wherein Anas, our morning show host and Jenn, my co-blogger presented us awards for our contributions to our trip.
The group's last dinner in China

Learn Chinese with Us
What is your name? - Nǐ jiào shénme míngzì? (你叫什么名字?)
We will miss you! - Wǒmen huì xiǎngniàn nǐ! (我们会想念你!)
Thank you very much! - Fēicháng gǎnxiè nǐ! (非常感谢你!)

Trip Info
We will be traveling back in time!
Our departure from Shanghai is at 12:10 (China Time) on June 2nd.
Our arrival in San Francisco is at 8:04 (PST) on June 2nd.
Our arrival in Minneapolis is at 16:39 (CST) on June 2nd.

Tomorrow, we'll see you back in the US.
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