Each year, geographers from around the country and the world gather for the annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers. Part of the meeting includes recognizing geographers for their work and achievements over the past year. Senior sustainability scientist Wenwen Li, associate professor with the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University, was among those who were honored. During the annual meeting, Li was named an Emerging Scholar by the Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group. The emerging scholar award honors early- to mid-career scholars who have made significant contributions to education and research initiatives that are congruent with the mission of AAG-SAM. “It is a great honor to be selected for this award,” said Li. “Getting recognized by peers is a great encouragement for me to continue pushing the edge of spatial analysis and modeling research with immersive technology, such as artificial intelligence.” Read more about Li's work on ASU Now.