UTSA students John Widner, Alek Greer, Sergio Abreu, Weiming Lu, and TA Shuaipeng (Alex) He visited China with Dr. Morton in Summer 2019.
The thought of spending three months in a foreign country where one does not speak the language could be intimidating for some people. It was certainly intimidating for Gaelen McFadden, a graduate student in the College of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical Engineering. But, having missed out on studying abroad as an undergrad, McFadden decided that he wasn’t going to miss out this time around. So, this past June, McFadden left his comfort zone in San Antonio, Texas, and traveled to Bejing, China, for a research opportunity at Tsinghua Univ.
“Going to China was a great experience and I strongly recommend that students at UTSA study abroad,” said McFadden. “I think with engineers, well, we have to make a good effort to broaden our perspective."