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Friday, August 16, 2013

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Kinesiologist uses crowdfunding to raise research dollars

Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington are turning to crowdfunding in hopes of supplementing their research grants for ongoing and future projects, CultureMap Dallas reported. Faculty are utilizing Microryza, a crowdfunding website designed to raise funds for academic and health research projects. Kinesiologist Priscila Caçola is one of UT Arlington's first faculty members to test the crowdfunding waters. In the first 12 days of her crowdfunding effort, she has already received 60 percent of her $2,765 goal.

Armstrong named fellow to American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society has named UT Arlington chemistry and biochemistry professor Daniel W. Armstrong to its 2013 Class of Fellows, recognizing his innovative achievements in the lab as well as his effective, engaging outreach projects, Phys.org reported. Armstrong, UT Arlington's Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry, has developed new methods for separating chemical mixtures in solution or as gas has led to advances in realms of science essential to pharmaceutical drug development and disease identification and treatment.