Next-generation weapons and related systems
Rick Lynch, executive director of the UT Arlington Research Institute, was featured in a National Defense
magazine piece on five key trends that will influence the defense
industry’s approach to developing next-generation weapons and related
systems. “Rather than focus on military technology to pull commercial
applications, why don’t we focus on commercial applications that will
pull military capabilities?” he asked. Lynch also will be a keynote
speaker at the Robotics Alley Conference and Expo next month, according
to a press release on the Houston Chronicle and other websites.
Efficient jet engines
UT Arlington aerospace engineering student Ezgihan (Izzy) Baydar has
been awarded a NASA Harriet G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship that will
allow her to pursue her research into efficient jet engines in
conjunction with the space agency, according to the Fort Worth Business Press.
Baydar and her adviser, Frank Lu, professor in the mechanical and
aerospace engineering department, were awarded the three-year
fellowship, which provides $135,000 in funding and includes summer
internships at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.
Federal government shutdown
Victoria Farrar-Myers, political science professor at UT Arlington, appeared on the WBAP/TALK 820 AM’s Wade Emmert Show to discuss current issues, including the government shutdown and upcoming Texas elections.