students and two faculty from the University of Alabama travelled to
Southeast Asia to conduct water
quality studies in Cambodia. They took samples from local
drinking water sources and analyzed them for fecal coliform bacteria,
arsenic, and other indicators of water quality.
In the process, they travelled around Vietnam and Cambodia, experiencing the cultures of the two countries. Excursions included a hiking trip up Mount Fansipan, the tallest peak in Vietnam, and a visit to Angkor Wat, an ancient Khmer temple.
From cultural awareness to lab techniques, the trip was a learning experience for all.