Ji Yun Lee receives NSF CAREER award for community resilience research

Ji Yun Lee
Ji Yun Lee

June 1, 2023 — Ji Yun Lee, assistant professor in WSU’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for her work in helping communities better prepare for wildfires.

The prestigious five-year grants are intended to provide research support to young faculty beginning their careers who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education.

As part of the approximately $520,000 award, Lee will be developing next-generation wildfire protection plans for communities that will be more interactive and dynamic than current plans, allowing for people to be more involved in preparing for and mitigating fires.

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