Shimadzu tools aid in experience
The University of Texas at Arlington offers students a new level of
experience with the most sophisticated scientific instrumentation this
fall with the opening of two new laboratories as part of the Shimadzu
Institute for Research Technologies, Yahoo! News, CNBC, The Dallas Morning News, Dallas Business Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Boston Globe, Cincinnati Inquirer
and numerous other media outlets reported. The labs and the Center for
Bio-Molecular Imaging, which will open Nov. 15, are part of a $25.2
million investment in research.
New Naval Research grant
Two UT Arlington engineering faculty members have won a $152,077
Office of Naval Research grant to study the thermal properties of
lithium-ion batteries and devise better designs for cooling and
operating them safely on Navy ships and planes, ECN magazine
reported. David Wetz, electrical engineering assistant professor, and
Ankur Jain, aerospace and mechanical engineering assistant professor,
are working collaboratively on the research effort.
Learning to work together
The UT Arlington College of Nursing and School of Social Work will
use an $862,532 Advanced Nursing Education Grant from Health & Human
Services to fund research to improve connections between nurses and
social workers before they meet in the health care workplace, Hospitals & Health Networks
reported. The funding reflects the growing popularity of
interprofessional education and the role social workers and nurses play
in treating patients holistically, says grantee Judy LeFlore, professor
and interim associate dean for research.
Advances in imaging
A team of scientists from UT Arlington and the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology has figured out how to quantitatively observe
cellular processes taking place on lab-on-a-chip devices in a silicon
environment, LaserFocusWorld reported. The new technology will be useful in drug development as well as in disease diagnosis, the researchers say.
reported that Weidong Zhou, UT Arlington electrical engineering
professor, has received a new National Science Foundation grant in his
effort to harness the power of lasers on silicon chips to increase
capacity and speed in computing and communications systems.
NASA fellowship awarded
reported that Ezgihan Baydar, UT Arlington aerospace engineering
student, and her adviser, Frank Lu, professor in the Mechanical and
Aerospace Engineering Department, were awarded a three-year NASA
fellowship that provides $135,000 in funding and includes summer
internships at the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram published
an online photo gallery of Thursday’s Bed Races at UT Arlington’s
Maverick Stadium. The annual tradition began in 1980 as a way to
celebrate the opening of the venue.
Videofest coming up
interviewed Bart Weiss, artistic director and co-founder of Dallas
VideoFest and associate professor in the UT Arlington Department of Art
and Art History, about this year’s festival, which runs through Sunday
at the Alamo Drafthouse DFW in Richardson.
Spotlight on bullying
(Boston, MA) talked live on-air to an attorney and victims’ rights
advocate about research by Seokjin Jeong, UT Arlington assistant
professor of criminology and criminal justice, which found that kids are
more likely to be bullied at schools with anti-bullying programs. My Northwest.com (Seattle, WA), KSNV/NBC 3 (Las Vegas, NV) and several other television stations across the country also examined the study.
mentioned UT Arlington’s military education program in a story about
how the federal government shutdown has led to a suspension of tuition
assistance for ROTC cadets. Inside Higher Ed reported that some active-duty service members have been forced to withdraw from classes.