Tuesday was my first day on the CMU campus and what a day it was. We took a tour of the huge and beautiful facility then I finally got to meet Ajahn Yupa, my faculty mentor. She was wonderful! We meet with the head of the Geological science department and discussed my upcoming dig in Khorat which we leave for this Sunday. After meeting with the department head Ajahn Yupa took me to her office inside the quint geology museum on campus and showed me some fossils she had collected from Khorat and various locations throughout Thailand. This collection included some VERY large fish teeth from the Late Miocene and some hippopotamus teeth with varying degrees of ontogenetic changes, the collection also included a large cranial piece of a large fish the likes of which I had never seen. After working around fossils for over five years I have never seen specimens like those found here in Thailand I am excited to explore Thailand's prehistoric history and gain a new perspective on my research back in the US. I never knew Thailand was was rich is paleontology, needless to say I am more than excited to begin my research project.