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Request for Meeting

Posted by Kejsi Ago on December 13, 2021

From: Guest, Jeremy S <jsguest at>
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2021 8:07 AM
To: Verma, Vishal <vverma at>; Cusick, Roland <rcusick at>; Geiger, Sarah Dee <smurphy7 at>
Cc: Rosenbery, Amy Nichole <husted at>; Khanna, Madhu <khanna1 at>; Cai, Ximing <xmcai at>; White, Morgan <mbwhite at>; Kokini, Eugenie Jenny <jkokini at>
Subject: iSEE Campus as a Living Lab Proposal - Request for Meeting


Vishal, Roland, and Sarah,


Thank you for submitting a proposal for Campus as a Living Lab funding from the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE). I am pleased to share with you that your proposal was well reviewed. In particular, it was noted that the focus engaging with the 5th and Hill neighborhood is directly in-line with campus goals to address local sustainability challenges, as highlighted in the Illinois Climate Action Plan ( 


At this time, we would like to move to the next step the proposal review process and meet with you and your team to learn more about your plans, discuss iSEE expectations for funded teams, and answer any questions you may have. I am copying Amy Rosenbery, who will help coordinate scheduling for a meeting some time between November 29-December 3 or December 6-10. For the meeting we will try to include (if possible) your full team, Madhu Khanna, Jenny Kokini, and me, as well as Ximing Cai and Morgan White who lead our Campus as a Living Lab efforts.


One additional items is that we noted that CVs and Current & Pending documents were not included in the original submittal. Please submit these documents in advance of our meeting. Templates (if you require them) can be found on the seed funding website: Any similar format is acceptable, however.


We look forward to discussing your proposed project in more detail. Amy will be in touch in the coming week to help find a time for us to meet.


Have a wonderful weekend!

- Jeremy


Jeremy S. Guest, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor

    Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Acting Associate Director for Research

    Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
3221 Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory, MC-250
205 North Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801-2352
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Eugenie Kokini replied saying that there is approved funding available and is expecting the budget to be released.