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NSF Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) Integrative Research Grants Track 2

Theodora Chaspari, College of Engineering; Changbum Ryan Ahn, Chanam Lee, and Youngjib Ham, College of Architecture; and Marcia G. Ory, School of Public Health received $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to support a project titled, “SCC-IRG Track 2: Digital twin city for age-friendly communities—crowd-biosensing of environmental distress for older adults.”  |  News from Texas A&M Division of Research 



Dr. Xuemei Zhu received the 2021 Presidential Impact Fellows

Xuemei Zhu has been honored as one of the twenty exceptional Texas A&M University faculty as 2021 Presidential Impact Fellows. The fifth class of Presidential Impact Fellows joins more than 75 colleagues recognized in prior years with one of the most prestigious scholarly impact awards presented to Texas A&M faculty. The award was initiated by President Michael K. Young to recognize rising stars in their respective fields, and those who embody the university commitment to advancing knowledge through transformational learning, discovery, innovation, and impact for Texas and the world.  |  News from Texas A&M University 



Dr. Sungmin Lee won the 2021 Rural and Environmental Research Award

Sungmin Lee, assistant professor of landscape architecture & urban planning, won the 2021 Rural and Environmental Research award from the American Public Health Association for his manuscript "The associations between tree canopy and street falls among older adults aged 65 and older." Lee was also granted this award as a Ph.D. student in 2016.


Effect of built environment on health examined in $2.6M study

Chanam Lee and Xuemi Zhu, faculty members at the Texas A&M College of Architecture, are among the lead researchers participating in a $2.6 million study to determine how an activity-friendly community can increase residents’ levels of physical activity.  |  News from Texas A&M HSC



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