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Projects Updates for iSEE Campus as a Living Lab (CALL) Projects

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  1. iSEE as Living Lab Proposals

    Chris Tessum, assistant professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering reached to Morgan White to discuss the submission of two proposals to the iSEE campus as a living laboratory program. The first project concerns developing a new method to estimate traffic related air pollution exposure using deep learning based on traffic camera footage. The second project involves using passive samplers to collect ammonia air pollution measurements.

    Morgan White redirected Chris to Bill Sullivan, director of the Smart, Health, Connected Communities in the Provost's Office, Stacey DeLorenzo, Transportation Demand Management Coordinator in F&S, and Brad Klein, chair of the Architectural Review Committee.

    Mei Tessum, research assistant professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, provided a picture of the ammonia air pollution measurement instruments which can be found attached.

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  2. Query Regarding iSEE Campus as a Living Lab Proposals

    Mei Tessum reached out to Morgan White to ask for approval to put ammonia air pollution sensors around campus. Morgan redirected Mei to the Architectural Review Committee who is responsible for requests regarding temporary and permanent installations on campus. 

    A picture of the ammonia air pollution measurement instrument is attached:

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  3. Faculty/Staff Carpool Survey

    The University of Illinois (UIUC) is interested in achieving its Climate Action Plan’s transportation sustainability goals by “reducing single-occupancy vehicle usage” and “promoting the use of electric vehicles” on campus. This survey is designed to evaluate the commuting needs of UIUC faculty and staff, so as to inform future actions on two fronts: (i) feasibility of developing a faculty/staff carpool service, and (ii) expanding electrified vehicle charging infrastructure on campus.

    Survey link: 

  4. Request for Meeting

    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.

    Pronouns: he, him, his
    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
    Phone:  (217) 244-9247
    E-Mail:  jsguest at 
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    Eugenie Kokini replied saying that there is approved funding available and is expecting the budget to be released.

  5. iWG meeting minutes April 9th, 2018