On January 2, 2016, the 21 students enrolled in ESJ-2016, the 7 in the partner DUR (directed undergraduate research) course, my friends & colleagues Paul Jackson and Laurel Brook and I will head to Japan for a month.  As I anticipate our upcoming experience, I remember fondly the ESJ-2015 group and all the good learning we did together.  Enjoy a few images with me, in anticipation or memory.