McBride Honors students visit China

Eleven Colorado School of Mines students are studying in China this month with the McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs. After two weeks of instensive Chinese language study at the Dalian University of Technology, the students visited Qufu, the hometown of Confucius.

"The people here are absolutely wonderful. They are very interested in using their English, learning about Americans, and have been kind to us beyond measure," Mines electrical engineering student Roy Stillwell wrote in his blog about the trip.

The McBride Honors Program provides a select community of CSM students the enhanced opportunity to explore the interfaces between their areas of technical expertise and the humanities and social sciences; to explore the moral, social, and environmental implications of their future professional judgments and activities; and to foster their leadership abilities in preparation for managing change and promoting the general welfare in an evolving technological and global context.