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Texas Instruments advances UT Arlington biomedical engineering research

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

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Media Contact: Kristin Sullivan, Office:817-272-5364, Cell:817-706-9811, kristinsul@uta.edu

ARLINGTON - International technology innovator Texas Instruments Inc. has awarded The University of Texas at Arlington $225,000 in new funds to enhance biomedical research in the College of Engineering in the area of medical diagnostics.

TI Engineering check presentation 08.31.09

Texas Instruments presents $225,000 gift to advance biomedical engineering efforts (left to right) Rod Wetterskog, TI’s director of University Relations; Richard Billo, UT Arlington Associate Dean of Engineering for Research; Bill Carroll, dean of the College of Engineering; President Spaniolo; Allen Bowling, TI’s manager for Research & Consortia; and Ron Elsenbaumer, UT Arlington Vice President for Research and Federal Relations.

UT Arlington anticipates that this new commitment will be eligible for state matching funds aimed at enhancing university research.

TI awarded UT Arlington $1 million last year to create the Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics, a position held by nanophotonics expert Robert Magnusson.

“Texas Instruments is very supportive of education in general, particularly in science and engineering because it is critical to our workforce development,” said Allen Bowling, TI Fellow and Manager of Research & Consortia. “One of TI’s missions is to make sure that we have Tier One universities in the Metroplex. Good faculty draws more good faculty and graduate students, and the more quality graduates we have the more businesses want to come here.”

UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo said Texas Instruments’ gifts to the University already have “set off a chain reaction.”

“Certainly with the support TI has provided us, we’re going to see big dividends,” Spaniolo said.

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