Jing Gao, DSI Resident Faculty member and assistant professor in UD’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, recently launched a novel research and education project to explore how we can moderate the negative impacts of climate extremes on future generations. She is examining the climate resilience of urban areas at large scale — across the continental United States — and over an unprecedented 100 years into the future. Her work is supported by the National Science Foundation’s prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award, which recognizes faculty early in their careers who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education.

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