July-September, 2022 Two high school students, Jaden Jackman and Lamar Prince from Georgia, worked with Dr. Chen and other forestry faculty on urban forests, heat island effects, and environmental justice through the Summer Apprentice Program this summer.
Dr. Chen made a poster presentation on "Urban Green Space, Soils, and Community Needs: A Case Study from Los Angeles" at the Urban Tree Diversity 4 (UTD4) Conference.
Aria Mcelroy joined the Urban Forest Ecosystems Lab as a Dean's Scholar.
Dr. Chen started teaching her first class, AGSC 5500 Environmental Issues and Sustainability, at TSU.
April-June, 2022 Dr. Chen made a presentation on "Building Soils for Circular Cities" at the Circular City Week New York 2022's event of "Waste2Soils - Optimizing the Urban Waste Stream to Create Soils and Capture Carbon". See here for the recording.
Dr. Chen delivered a guest lecture on "Trees: Nature-Based Solutions for Cities" at the Urban WildF.I.R.E. workshop organized by Michigan State University.
Dr. Chen did a guest lecture on "Trees in the City " in the Introduction to Environmental Science II (AGSC 2401) class and co-organized a campus Tree Tour as part of the Earth Day celebration at TSU.
Dr. Chen made her first departmental presentation on "Building Community From the Ground Up: A Case Study From Los Angeles" at the Spring 2022 DAES Seminar.
Dr. Yujuan Chen joined the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at Tennessee State University (TSU) as an Associate Professor in urban forestry in January and the Urban Forest Ecosystems Lab was born.