Kevin Tian is working with the NIH-EPA on improving the Fertilizer Emission Scenario Tool for CMAQ (FEST-C), which is a Java-based interface system used to facilitate large scale integrated agriculture, atmosphere, and hydrology simulations. It can be used to assess the impacts of agricultural fertilization and management practices on water quantity and quality, air quality, and climate. His role is to improve the clarity of its functions.
Kevin Tian is a senior computer science major and math minor. He enjoys hiking, playing guitar, and competing in college esports, having led the Appalachian State Overwatch Program for 2 years. He also competed with the Appalachian State Quake team at QuakeCon, where he and his partner finished second for $15,000.