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News Archive 2014

July

CSE Alum Earns Honorable Mention Award in ACM Contest
CSE Alum Earns Honorable Mention Award in ACM Contest

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Computer Science and Engineering alumna Mahashweta Das received Honorable Mention in the 2014 ACM SIGKDD Doctoral Dissertation Award competition.

Big Data Team Wins $600,000 NSF Grant for Gene Expression Database
Big Data Team Wins $600,000 NSF Grant for Gene Expression Database

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

CSE professor with an expertise in big data and bioinformatics to develop an interactive database of gene expressions of the fruit fly.

FSAE Team Competes in Nationals and Autocross
FSAE Team Competes in Nationals and Autocross

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

UTA's FSAE team competed at the FSAE Solo Nationals and hosted the Texas Autocross this summer.

New Sustainable Engineering Minor to be Offered in Fall
New Sustainable Engineering Minor to be Offered in Fall

Friday, July 11, 2014

The College of Engineering is starting a minor in sustainable engineering in the fall to help students become smarter about using dwindling resources.

NSF Awards 3-Year Grant on Hazard Mitigation
NSF Awards 3-Year Grant on Hazard Mitigation

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Federal grant will match six undergraduate students with a Spanish technical institute to learn how to prepare civil infrastructure for disasters and how to recover quickly from such events.

June

Rogers Named IIE Fellow
Rogers Named IIE Fellow

Friday, June 27, 2014

Jamie Rogers, Ph.D., P.E., was named a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) during the IIE Annual Conference & Expo in Montréal. 

MSE Adds SEM Equipment
MSE Adds SEM Equipment

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Two new pieces of high-tech equipment in the Materials Characterization Facility will advance state-of-the-art research on campus.

Graduate Team Wins RASC-AL Competition
Graduate Team Wins RASC-AL Competition

Thursday, June 26, 2014

A team of Aerospace Engineering graduate students won their category at the 2014 NASA/NIA Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) forum in June.

Two Student-Engineering Teams Win International Challenges
Two Student-Engineering Teams Win International Challenges

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Two student-engineering teams captured first-place honors at the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Hong Kong.

NSF Grant Funds Electrical Engineer's Bladder Cancer Detection Device
NSF Grant Funds Electrical Engineer's Bladder Cancer Detection Device

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Research team to build device that uses nanotechnology and a simple urine test to detect bladder cancer cells.

Portable Brain-Mapping Device May Help Veterans With PTSD
Portable Brain-Mapping Device May Help Veterans With PTSD

Thursday, June 12, 2014

UTA researchers have shown limited prefrontal cortex activity among student veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in recall tests. 

Former UTA President, Engineering Professor Woolf Dies
Former UTA President, Engineering Professor Woolf Dies

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Former UT Arlington President and engineering professor Jack Woolf died June 10.

May

Componation Named IMSE Chair
Componation Named IMSE Chair

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

New industrial engineering department chair sees University as launching pad for new jobs.

NSF Program Directors Give Proposal Submission Workshop
NSF Program Directors Give Proposal Submission Workshop

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Faculty and students will gain a unique perspective on how to submit winning proposals to the National Science Foundation (NSF) when NSF Program Directors visit UTA for a pair of workshops.

Construction Management Degree Answers Industry, Student Needs
Construction Management Degree Answers Industry, Student Needs

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The college will offer a new Master of Construction Management degree this fall with an option to take courses online, helping meet industry demand.

More than 400 Students Participate in Commencement
More than 400 Students Participate in Commencement

Friday, May 9, 2014

More than 400 students will cross the stage at the College's spring commencement May 10.

Faculty Honored for Research, Teaching, and Mentoring
Faculty Honored for Research, Teaching, and Mentoring

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Several members of the Engineering faculty recently were honored with University awards for research, teaching, and mentoring.

CE Department Hosts LID Workshop
CE Department Hosts LID Workshop

Friday, May 2, 2014

The Civil Engineering Department hosted the 2014 Low Impact Development (LID) in North Texas Workshop on May 2.

April

Dereje Agonafer to Receive 2014 iTherm Achievement Award
Dereje Agonafer to Receive 2014 iTherm Achievement Award

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Dereje Agonafer is the recipient of the 2014 iTherm Achievement Award.

Pair of AE Grad Students to Participate in TAP-YTL
Pair of AE Grad Students to Participate in TAP-YTL

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Wendy Okolo and Andrew Mizener, AE Ph.D. students, will travel to Germany this summer as part of the TAP-YTL delegation.

CE Learning Center Opens
CE Learning Center Opens

Monday, April 21, 2014

Civil engineering students have a new resource for finding help in mathematics and fundamental engineering courses.

Researchers Looking to Create New Bone Graft Technique
Researchers Looking to Create New Bone Graft Technique

Thursday, April 10, 2014

UTA and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital are investigating whether bone grown from the body’s own stem cells can replace traditional bone grafts.

College to Add UAV Certificate for Fall 2014
College to Add UAV Certificate for Fall 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

UTA has announced a new unmanned vehicle systems undergraduate certificate for students interested in careers in one of the nation’s most exciting engineering fields.

AE Student to Intern With AFRL This Summer
AE Student to Intern With AFRL This Summer

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Jeremiah Sanders, a senior aerospace engineering student, will intern this summer at Kirtland Air Force Base through the prestigious Phillips Scholars Program. 

AE Professor Frank Lu Named to AIAA Board
AE Professor Frank Lu Named to AIAA Board

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Frank Lu, professor of aerospace engineering, has been elected Vice President – Publications of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Employees Honored for Years of Service to UTA
Employees Honored for Years of Service to UTA

Monday, April 7, 2014

Seventeen College of Engineering faculty and staff were honored for their combined 325 years of service to UT Arlington at an April 3 banquet, including three who each have 40 years at the University.

Multi-disciplinary Team is Tops in Global Health Competition
Multi-disciplinary Team is Tops in Global Health Competition

Monday, April 7, 2014

A multi-disciplinary team of students from UTA, UT Southwestern and UT Dallas won first place in the Global Health competition at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University March 31.

Three Countries Added to Hall of Banners
Three Countries Added to Hall of Banners

Monday, April 7, 2014

The banners of three countries were added to the rafters of the Nedderman Hall Atrium.

AE Ph.D. Student Quillen Will Intern With AFRL This Summer
AE Ph.D. Student Quillen Will Intern With AFRL This Summer

Friday, April 4, 2014

Paul Quillen will work for the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) this summer as an intern at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque.

March

Engineers Take Prizes at ACES
Engineers Take Prizes at ACES

Friday, March 28, 2014

Engineering students took 11 of 29 prizes and faculty advisor Samir Iqbal was honored as the Outstanding ACES Faculty Mentor at UTA's annual ACES competition

MAE's Adnan Named an ONR Summer Fellow
MAE's Adnan Named an ONR Summer Fellow

Thursday, March 20, 2014

MAE's Ashfaq Adnan will be a Summer Fellow in the Multifunctional Materials Branch of the Office of Naval Research (ONR).

AE Ph.D. Student Will Intern With AFRL This Summer
AE Ph.D. Student Will Intern With AFRL This Summer

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Lex Gonzalez, a doctoral student, will help examine the impacts of new technologies on spacecraft performance during an internship this summer.

AE Team Will Compete in RASC-AL Competition
AE Team Will Compete in RASC-AL Competition

Friday, March 7, 2014

A team of graduate students from the Aerospace Engineering Department will compete at the 2014 RASC-AL competition in June.

CSE Student Takes Third in Pearson Coding Contest
CSE Student Takes Third in Pearson Coding Contest

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tracy Oguni, a senior software engineering student, recently finished third in the Pearson Student Coding Contest with her Android app, “Study Buddy.”

Bioengineering to Celebrate 40th Anniversary
Bioengineering to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Department of Bioengineering at The University of Texas at Arlington is celebrating 40 years of bioengineering on campus. Our day to celebrate is March 19!

Empowering Energy Consumers
Empowering Energy Consumers

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Researcher creating system to help homeowners track their power usage, potentially lower their energy bills 

Building a Better Radar
Building a Better Radar

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Professor's processing system could provide U.S. Navy and Marine Corps with more efficient radar and surveillance systems

February

Agonafer Receives NSBE Golden Torch Legacy Award
Agonafer Receives NSBE Golden Torch Legacy Award

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Jenkins Garret Professor of mechanical engineering was named the recipient of the National Society of Black Engineers' Golden Torch Legacy Award.

Awards Banquet Ends E-Week Activities
Awards Banquet Ends E-Week Activities

Monday, February 24, 2014

The College wrapped up a successful E-Week with its annual awards banquet.

From Trash to Treasure
From Trash to Treasure

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Associate Professors Sahadat Hossain and Melanie Sattler transform potentially dangerous landfill gas emissions into power for 1,600 households.

Innovating Infrastructure
Innovating Infrastructure

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Discovering new ways to repair, maintain, and update the nation's roadways, pipelines, and other infrastructure could save lives and millions of dollars.

College Will Host Many Events for Engineers Week
College Will Host Many Events for Engineers Week

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

This year's Engineers Week is full of opportunities to celebrate engineering.

The Eureka Engineers
The Eureka Engineers

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Decades devoted to creating life-altering advancements in health care, transportation, and other critical fields have earned four professors induction into the National Academy of Inventors.

UTARI Faculty to Play Key Roles in FAA Research
UTARI Faculty to Play Key Roles in FAA Research

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

EE, MAE, and IMSE faculty members to play roles in unmanned aircraft systems research in project hailed as potential economic boon for state and nation.

Engineering Helps Boost UTA Enrollment Above 34,000 for First Time
Engineering Helps Boost UTA Enrollment Above 34,000 for First Time

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

UTA enrollment for the Spring 2014 semester has climbed to a record 34,249 students, buoyed by strong growth in the College of Engineering. 

BE's Nguyen to Create New Nanoparticle System to Shore Up Arterial Walls
BE's Nguyen to Create New Nanoparticle System to Shore Up Arterial Walls

Monday, February 3, 2014

Kytai Nguyen has received a $1.4 million NIH grant to create a nanoparticle system to shore up arterial walls.

Puppala Tabbed to Chair NRC Committee
Puppala Tabbed to Chair NRC Committee

Monday, February 3, 2014

Anand Puppala, associate dean of research for the College of Engineering, has been named chair of the National Research Council’s soil mechanics unit.

January

Bowling Proves Newton's Second Law Can't Be Ignored
Bowling Proves Newton's Second Law Can't Be Ignored

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

 Alan Bowling (MAE) has proven that the effect of mass is important, can be measured and has a significant impact on any calculations and measurements at the sub-micrometer scale.

Technology Uses Micro-Windmills to Charge Cell Phones
Technology Uses Micro-Windmills to Charge Cell Phones

Friday, January 10, 2014

Researcher Smitha Rao and Professor J.-C. Chiao have designed a micro-windmill that generates wind energy.

FSAE Team Ranked Fifth in the World
FSAE Team Ranked Fifth in the World

Thursday, January 9, 2014

UTA's FSAE team is fifth in the world and the top U.S. team, according to the latest world rankings.

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