The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy
(ARPA-E) has selected 60 research projects for up to a combined $156
million in funding from the Fiscal Year 2011 budget, Green Car Congress.com
reported. UT Arlington is among the new ARPA-E selections, which focus
on accelerating innovations in clean energy technologies.
WSBT/CBS (South Bend, IN), KTHV/CBS (Little Rock, AR), and KFVS/CBS (Paducah, KY) broadcast a KTVT/CBS 11
report about the $1.2 million grant NASA awarded to Purnendu “Sandy”
Dasgupta, UT Arlington Jenkins Garrett Professor of Chemistry and
Biochemistry. Dr. Dasgupta will develop an instrument that will test a
broad range of ions on Mars. The goal is to determine whether organic
ions exist in Martian soil, which could be a first step to identifying
organic compounds, the building blocks of life.
mentioned the partnership between UT Arlington, the state of Texas and
the Small Business Development Center for Enterprise Excellence, in
sponsoring the “Greenovation” competition. Organizers are offering
$10,000 in prizes for the best original green idea and want to help
bring the winning product to market. The deadline to enter is Oct. 14.
Celebrating Sierra Leone
Sierra Express Media
reported on the panel discussion and cultural/fashion show held at UT
Arlington in honor of Sierra Leone’s 50th Independence Anniversary. The
program was hosted by Alusine Jalloh, director of The Africa Program at
Ryan Gildersleeve, an associate professor of educational leadership and
policy studies in the UT Arlington College of Education and Health
Professions, was recently honored by the National Association of College Admission Counseling
with its John B. Muir Award, the NACAC reported. The award recognizes
authors who have made the most significant contributions to NACAC’s Journal of College Admission during the past year. Gildersleeve was honored for his article, “Access Between and Beyond Borders (Winter 2010),” which uses a life history method to illustrate the college admission process for undocumented students.