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News Archive 2001 - 2010

2001

UTA College of Engineering Programs Again Receive National Accreditation

December 18, 2001

Dr. Bill Carroll, dean of the University of Texas at Arlington's College of Engineering, has announced that the college's baccalaureate programs in Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering have again received national accreditation. Evaluation teams from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board (CSAB) visited the UTA campus last fall to examine course syllabi, faculty credentials, classroom and lab facilities, student work and institutional support. Their reports resulted in a complete accreditation renewal of the college's programs.

UTA Engineers to Develop Very High Speed Analog Chip

December 18, 2001

Every two years, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) selects outstanding research proposals to fund; only about one in 10 submissions is selected for funding. Two professors of electrical engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington are among this year's winners, thanks to research that may at first to appear behind the times.

UTA Researchers Seek Ways to Reduce Electronics' Toxic Wastes

December 14, 2001

Some consumer products contain environmentally significant amounts of lead because their electronics circuits use lead-based solder connections. Many of these products are designed to be cast aside and replaced following their use rather than be repaired, resulting in an increase in the presence of toxins in dumps and landfills. Two researchers in the University of Texas at Arlington's College of Engineering are studying lead substitutes that will reduce toxic wastes while maintaining current manufacturing processes.

Professor Receives Third Award from Society of Automotive Engineers

December 13, 2001

Dr. Robert L. Woods, professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington's College of Engineering, has again been recognized by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) for his work as a student advisor. Professor Woods also received this award in 1991 and 1996. The SAE created the faculty advisor award in 1990 and recipients are eligible for the award only once every four years.

NSF Provides $1.16 Million for Smart Home R & D

October 24, 2001

A home that anticipates and meets the owner's daily needs - that's the goal of researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington's College of Engineering as they design the workings of a truly "smart" home to be built on the UTA campus by the summer of 2003. The project will be unique in that it focuses on the materials and function of the entire home, not just electronic features.

Shoults Appointed Chair of Electrical Engineering

September 5, 2001

Professor Raymond Shoults, who in July was named interim chair of the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Arlington, has now been appointed as the chair of the department. Bill Carroll, dean of UTA's College of Engineering, announced the appointment August 31, 2001 with an effective date of September 1, 2001.

Behbehani to Direct Biomedical Engineering at UTA

August 31, 2001

Effective September 1, Khosrow Behbehani, Ph.D., P.E., will become interim director of the Biomedical Engineering program at the University of Texas at Arlington's College of Engineering. Professor Behbehani replaces Professor Robert Eberhart, who will be devoting his time to research and teaching at UTA and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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