Steven Case, assistant research professor at the Center For Research on Learning, and Dennis Lane, N.T. Veach distinguished professor of civil and environmental and architectural engineering from KU, and two Olathe public school teachers are currently traveling in China to promote research and education collaboration between the United States and China. They are chronicling their travels through blogs. Lane posted this comment before leaving, "Well, here we are waiting for the fateful day. By now, we have all gotten our shots and filled our portable medicine cabinets. We have all heard stories about the water; and those that went before that always get sick. Are we having fun yet? The only thing we do not have is the gifts. I wonder if we could simply give money?"