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News Release — 1 June 2010
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ARLINGTON - The University of Texas at Arlington has received eight Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program awards for $975,874 from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
UT Arlington's awards came in the fields of biology, psychology, computer science engineering, chemistry, mechanical and aerospace engineering, bioengineering and mathematics.
The Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program is a competitive peer-reviewed grant program created in 1987 by the 70th Texas Legislature. The purpose of the program is to encourage and provide support to faculty members and students in Texas institutions of higher education, both public and independent, to conduct basic research. The program doled out 112 total awards worth nearly $15.6 million this year.
"We're very proud to have received these awards," said Ron Elsenbaumer, UT Arlington's vice president for research and federal relations. "It is a very competitive process, and the number of awards received by UT Arlington is a testament to the importance of our research."
About 4 percent of the 2,387 proposals received funding, according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board website.
The UT Arlington award winners, their grant amounts and their research projects are:
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