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SETx-UIFL Annual reports and Newsletters


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Here are some exciting updates and upcoming events from SETx-UIFL.

  • SETx-UIFL Summer Institute 2024

    SETx-UIFL Summer Institute 2024

    The SETX-UIFL Summer Institute 2024 took place from May 14-16 in Beaumont, Texas, hosted by Lamar University. This exciting event brought together over 30 researchers and students from various fields.


  • SETx-UIFL Spring Seminar Series 2024

    SETx-UIFL Spring Seminar Series 2024

    From January 26th – April 19th, 2024, SETx-UIFL successfully organized a biweekly seminar series featuring the work of our researchers. Seven seminars covered a wide range of topics corresponding to different themes in the SETx-UIFL project.


  • SETx-UIFL Members Joining the AGU23

    SETx-UIFL Members Joining the AGU23

    SETx-UIFL members joined thousands of other scientists at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) annual meeting in San Francisco, CA.


  • Southeast Texas Urban IFL 2023 Annual Meeting

    Southeast Texas Urban IFL 2023 Annual Meeting

    The 2nd Annual Meeting of Southeast Texas Urban IFL (SETx-UIFL) was hosted at Lamar University on October 8-10th. The annual meeting is where SETx-UIFL scientists and students gather to share the latest research updates and discuss collaboration ideas for the forthcoming years.


  • Lamar University’s Center for Resiliency at the Tekoa Academy Tree Wrapping Ceremony

    Lamar University’s Center for Resiliency at the Tekoa Academy Tree Wrapping Ceremony

    On Friday, September 29th, Tekoa Academy hosts a brief tree wrapping ceremony with green, blue and white ribbons, signaling Tekoa’s green zone. Davon Chargois, Lamar University’s Grants Manager from the Center for Resiliency was invited to speak to the junior and senior classes at Tekoa Academy.


  • SETx-UIFL Joins First PI Annual Meeting for Urban IFL projects

    SETx-UIFL Joins First PI Annual Meeting for Urban IFL projects

    Fifteen SETx-UIFL members joins 2023 Urban IFL PI meeting in Rockville, MD. This marked the first annual meeting for the four Urban IFL projects, including CROCUS, SETx-UIFL, BSEC, and SW-IFL.


  • Fast Forward

    Fast Forward

    In an interview with Dr. Michelle Meyer, Texas A&M principal investigator and Equity team lead, the SETx-UIFL project is mentioned in Spirit, the Texas A&M Foundation Magazine.


  • SETx-UIFL Team Meets with Community Members and Professionals in Southeast Texas

    SETx-UIFL Team Meets with Community Members and Professionals in Southeast Texas

    Wednesday, September 6th marked a significant milestone as the first joint task force meeting was held in Beaumont with community members and professionals from the Beaumont-Port Arthur region.


  • Climate Resilience on the Texas Gulf Coast: Science Rooted in Local Wisdom

    Climate Resilience on the Texas Gulf Coast: Science Rooted in Local Wisdom

    Source: The University of Texas at Austin


  • ORNL Research Scientist Addresses Urban Challenges to Elementary Students

    ORNL Research Scientist Addresses Urban Challenges to Elementary Students

    On November 21st, 2022, Christa Brelsford, a SETx-UIFL research scientist presented “Topology is Amazing!”  to 120 3rd graders at Linden Elementary in Oak Ridge Tennessee about how she uses mathematical topology to address urban challenges.


In the News

Resilient Horizons: Co-Designing Climate Solutions in Southeast Texas – SETx-UIFL

12/11/2023 AGU TV


Cities are struggling with warmer, wetter weather. Better climate models could help.

10/03/2023 Nexus Media News


Fast Forward

09/27/2023 Spirit, the Texas A&M Foundation Magazine


Taking it to the streets: ORNL models climate solutions for U.S. cities

09/27/2022 Oak Ridge National Lab


Events

  • March/ April 2024: Spring Task Force meetings, Beaumont, TX
  • January 26, 2024: starting Spring Course
  • January 6, 2024: Winter Task Force meetings, Beaumont, TX
  • October 9-10, 2023: Annual Team Meeting, Beaumont, TX
  • October 8, 2023: SETx-UIFL Graduate Symposium, Beaumont, TX
  • September 27-28, 2023: 2023 Urban IFL PI Meeting, Rockville, MD
  • September 6, 2023: Technical Task Force and Community Organization Task Force meeting, Beaumont, TX