My name is Daniel Tran and I am studying Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington. I have been helping out with some of the instruments and equipment that will be deployed on this cruise through the Applied Physics Laboratory. Taking part in this cruise will allow me to see the work I have done be put to use and also allow me to apply skills I have learned through my studies to use. I am excited to participate in this year’s Visions ’17 cruise and hope to learn a lot about electronics used in oceanic research.