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News Archive 2017

April

BE's Nguyen Wins NIH T-32 Grant to Recruit, Train Doctoral Students
BE's Nguyen Wins NIH T-32 Grant to Recruit, Train Doctoral Students

Monday, April 17, 2017

Kytai Nguyen recently was awarded an NIH T-32 grant totaling more than $1 million over five years to recruit and train outstanding doctoral students in healthcare applications for nanotechnology.

BE's Hong Earns Grant to Develop Materials for 3-D Printed Blood Vessels
BE's Hong Earns Grant to Develop Materials for 3-D Printed Blood Vessels

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Yi Hong has been awarded a $211,000 R21 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop materials that will allow doctors to use a 3-D printer to create unique new blood vessels for children with vascular defects. 

NAE Member, Distinguished Research Professor NY Chen Passes Away
NAE Member, Distinguished Research Professor NY Chen Passes Away

Monday, April 3, 2017

Nai Yuen Chen, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a distinguished research professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department, passed away March 30 at the age of 91.

March

CSE Team Wins Best Student Paper Award at IUI Conference
CSE Team Wins Best Student Paper Award at IUI Conference

Friday, March 31, 2017

A team of computer science students and their advisors won the Best Student Paper Award at the 22nd Intelligent User Interfaces Conference in Cyprus March 13-16.

CE's Kermanshachi Named ENR Texas/Louisiana Top Young Professional
CE's Kermanshachi Named ENR Texas/Louisiana Top Young Professional

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sharareh Kermanshachi, an assistant professor in the Civil Engineering Department, has been named an ENR Texas/Louisiana Top Young Professional.

CE Teams Finish Strong at ASCE Geotech Competition
CE Teams Finish Strong at ASCE Geotech Competition

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Four teams of civil engineering students earned top-three finishes at the ASCE Geotechnical Frontiers Conference in Orlando March 12-15.

College Celebrates Faculty-Staff Awards
College Celebrates Faculty-Staff Awards

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Several College of Engineering faculty and staff were honored for achievements in the previous year at the College’s annual faculty/staff awards luncheon March 28.

Ewing Earns ASEE-GSW Best Faculty Paper Award
Ewing Earns ASEE-GSW Best Faculty Paper Award

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

David Ewing, a senior lecturer who oversees the Engineering 1300 course for freshmen, recently won the Best Faculty Paper Award at the ASEE Gulf-Southwest Annual Conference. 

EE Doctoral Student Wins Best Student Paper Award at SAS2017
EE Doctoral Student Wins Best Student Paper Award at SAS2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

Md Sohel Mahmood, a doctoral student in the Electrical Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington, recently won the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium. 

AE Alumnus Named to UTA Military Science Hall of Honor
AE Alumnus Named to UTA Military Science Hall of Honor

Monday, March 27, 2017

Floyd Wine, an aerospace engineering alumnus and retired Bell Helicopter engineer, was inducted into UTA's Military Science Hall of Honor on March 25.

AeroMavs Mentor High School Students
AeroMavs Mentor High School Students

Monday, March 27, 2017

UTA's student newspaper, The Shorthorn, recently featured the Aero Mavericks' rocketry division and the students' work with a local high school team.

Engineering Graduate Program Continues Rise in National Rankings
Engineering Graduate Program Continues Rise in National Rankings

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The College of Engineering’s graduate program continued its recent upward trajectory, moving up nine spots to #73 of 198 doctoral-granting universities in the recently-released U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Student Team Earns Patent From Senior Project
Student Team Earns Patent From Senior Project

Friday, March 3, 2017

A team of five mechanical engineering students, two of their professors, and Raytheon has secured a patent for a smart bandage device that the students developed years ago.

February

CE Department adds Undergrad Construction Management Program
CE Department adds Undergrad Construction Management Program

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Civil Engineering Department is now offering a new bachelor’s degree in construction management to help meet increasing workforce demands in the bustling, construction-laden North Texas area.

UTA Leading in Cancer Research
UTA Leading in Cancer Research

Monday, February 20, 2017

UTA is harnessing expertise from across campus to discover new ways to find, treat, and prevent cancer. View the Cancer Crusaders video.

CE's Puppala Earns TxDOT Contract to use Geocells to Improve Highways
CE's Puppala Earns TxDOT Contract to use Geocells to Improve Highways

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

CE's Anand Puppala is working to determine the benefits of using recycled materials and geocells to improve Texas highways through a two-year, $360,000 Texas Department of Transportation interagency contract.

January

MSE's Gouma Invents Flu-detecting Breath Monitor
MSE's Gouma Invents Flu-detecting Breath Monitor

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Materials Science and Engineering Professor has published an article in the journal Sensors that describes her invention of a hand-held breath monitor that can detect the flu virus. View UTA video. View CBS 11 storySee NBC News' story. 

AE Professor Named AIAA Fellow
AE Professor Named AIAA Fellow

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Frank Lu, a professor in the Aerospace Engineering Department, has been named a Fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics.

MAE Doctoral Student Embarks on NASA Internship
MAE Doctoral Student Embarks on NASA Internship

Thursday, January 26, 2017

MAE doctoral student Cody Ground has earned a prestigious Pathways internship with the Hypersonic Air-Breathing Propulsion Branch at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.

EE's Chiao Named SPIE Fellow
EE's Chiao Named SPIE Fellow

Monday, January 23, 2017

J.-C. Chiao, a professor in the Electrical Engineering Department, has been named a Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. 

EE's Chiao Named IEEE Sensors Council Distinguished Lecturer
EE's Chiao Named IEEE Sensors Council Distinguished Lecturer

Thursday, January 19, 2017

J.-C. Chiao, Mike and Janet Greene Endowed Professor and Jenkins Garrett Endowed Professor of Electrical Engineering, has been appointed as a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Sensors Council for the period of 2017-19. 

222 Students Named to Dean's List
222 Students Named to Dean's List

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Fifty-seven undergraduate engineering students earned perfect 4.0 grade-point averages and 222 were named to the dean’s list for the recently completed fall semester. 

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