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NASA Career Award

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Kaiyu Guan
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Kaiyu Guan receives NASA career award in the New (Early Career) Investigator Program in Earth Science.

Kaiyu Guan, an assistant professor in ecohydrology and geoinformatics in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences recently received a NASA career award. The program is designed to support outstanding scientific research and career development of scientists and engineers at the early stage of their professional careers. Guan’s project was selected for the New (Early Career) Investigator  Program in Earth Science. His proposal was one of 22 selected from 115 entries. Guan proposes to use the novel satellite information from plant fluorescence to improve crop monitoring and yield estimation for US and Brazil. Guan has a joint appointment as a Blue Waters professor affiliated with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).