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Faculty and Research

The Forefront of Discovery. UTA is classified as a Research University/High Activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. University-wide expenditures for engineering research are more than $45 million a year. Some of the projects currently under way include creating artificial limb technology to help veterans return to a more normal life, developing biohazard-detecting microbots for the Department of Defense, designing video games to help children with cerebral palsy improve their motor skills, developing new ways to harvest adult stem cells, and manufacturing a system that converts natural gas to jet fuel.