Making a difference for veterans
UT Arlington won a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help veterans become nurses, CBS 11 KTVT
reported. The grant will help UT Arlington tailor some of its nursing
offerings to help veterans and increase the online nursing program. A Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial supported the grant.
Using math for health
A team from The University of Texas at Arlington has used
mathematical modeling to develop a computer simulation they hope will
one day improve the treatment of dangerous reactions to medical implants
such as stents, catheters and artificial joints, Health Canal
reported. Liping Tang, professor of bioengineering in the UT Arlington
College of Engineering, and Jianzhong Su, chairman and professor in the
UT Arlington College of Science’s mathematics department, are working
together on a way to predict foreign-body reactions in medical settings.
The DIG Texas program has received about $432,000 in National Science
Foundation funding to promote diversity in geosciences and extend the
program into Texas high schools, The Journal
reported. Led by Texas A&M and UT Austin, another program aim is to
give Texas teachers adequate training and resources to teach
geosciences more effectively. UT Arlington is a DIG Texas hub member.
Alum making news
The parent company of the Mercury News has agreed to sell the paper's
headquarters to Super Micro Computer, which will eventually convert the
site to manufacturing space, the Mercury News, Inside Bay Area and Contra Costa Times
reported. Super Micro president/CEO/board chairman Charles Liang
received his master's in electrical engineering from UT Arlington. Super
Micro is a computer manufacturer.
Well study noted
A Parker County homeowner who lives near natural gas wells in Parker
County told the Texas Railroad Commission their well water has become
badly contaminated with methane, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
reported. The story mentioned a UT Arlington study that
discovered higher levels of heavy metals near active natural gas
production. That study didn't test for methane.