This week the lab is hosting two colleagues from Pathein University in Myanmar, Dr. Cherry Aung and Dr. Thet Naing. Our lab is currently studying the Ayeyarwady River delta, and we completed our second field campaign in March. We work closely with professors and graduate students from Pathein University to collect data in the Bogale and Pathein Rivers. Dr. Aung and Dr. Naing are here to discuss this research and to learn about how we process sediment samples. We have also enjoyed showing them around Seattle and the Cascade Mountains during this lovely, warm spring weather!
One special moment during this visit was the flag raising. The Sediment Dynamics Group hallway is lined with the flags of the countries where we work. On Wednesday, the flag of Myanmar was officially hung up.