Creating an alternate energy source
Two UT Arlington environmental engineers are adapting a sensor system
they have developed to boost methane production in landfills to create
an alternative energy source in Ghana, according to Phys.org.
Sahadat Hossain and Melanie Sattler, both associate professors of civil
engineering, have won a $100,000 grant through the Environmental
Protection Agency's Global Methane Initiative. The UT Arlington team
also recently was awarded a $300,000 contract with the Dallas-based
CP&Y engineering firm to help boost methane production in the Corpus
Christi landfill system.
Teaming for technology
Sellmark Corp. of Mansfield is partnering with the University of
Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI) with the goal of creating
new technology for outdoor lifestyle products for consumers, according
to the Fort Worth Business Press.
The collaboration will allow students and leading faculty researchers
to perform Sellmark-funded research to create and improve existing
products, as well as commercialize new technologies.
A good option
UT Arlington and several other institutions give North Texas plenty
of educational options available for those that want to retool their
skills or start a new career, according to a commentary on CBS DFW,
the website for KRLD/1080AM and KTVT/CBS 11. The piece also said that
with the lure of tax breaks, warm climate and plenty of land to build
new facilities, many companies have relocated to North Texas.