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UTA In The News — Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

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Going vertical

Seong Jin Koh, a UT Arlington engineering researcher, will build nanoscale pillars that will lead to more energy-efficient transistors in electronic devices and gadgets, NanoTech, Phys.org, Congoo, eScience News and many other websites reported.

Construction projects

Major construction projects that have stalled for years at Texas public universities may soon be on the move after the state House gave early approval Thursday to a bond package loaded with more than $3 billion in projects, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The bill would allocate $70 million for UT Arlington.

Water conservation technologies

A newly formed consortium of universities and water providers in the state of Texas has announced that it is launching a statewide research and development effort focused on water conservation technologies, WaterWorld reported. UT Arlington is part of the consortium. The effort includes a commercialization lab focused on promising emerging technologies, a water technologies incubator and a statewide research test bed involving hundreds of Texas households.

On a mission

The task of educational institutions is to train a new workforce on both sides of the border to meet growing demands in energy, telecommunications, technological innovation and other areas, The Dallas Morning News reported in a story about how those universities and colleges cooperate on that mission. There is an emphasis on the so-called STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math — and many of the Mexican students attending North Texas universities are on scholarships from the Mexican government to study in related fields. UT Arlington and others were named as favorite destinations for those international students.