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Two UTA students earn prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program funding to support doctoral studies

NSF funds for graduate school

Two UTA College of Science students have been named recipients of National Science Foundation funds to further their graduate education through the NSF’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program for 2017. Priscilla Glenn, a senior biology major, and Mayowa Olawoyin, a second-year Ph.D. student in mathematics, are among the awardees.

UTA history professor awarded Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers

Fellowship Award

Patryk Babiracki, an associate professor in the UTA Department of History, has been awarded a Humboldt Fellowship for Experience Researchers from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Babiracki will spend 18 months in Berlin working on his fellowship.

prestigious NSF grant to further research into ecological drivers of eye and brain size evolution in fish

Student excellence

Shannon Beston, a third-year UTA Ph.D. student in biology, was selected to receive funds from the National Science Foundation’s Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants program to further her research into how brains and eyes evolved in response to predation among populations of killifish, Rivulus hartii, found in the waters of the Caribbean off the island of Trinidad.

UTA, UT Southwestern researchers’ findings challenge current approach to rare pediatric neurological disorder

New views on disease

Researchers at UTA have discovered that diet changes and early diagnosis could help outcomes for patients with Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency, a rare pediatric neurological disorder that can cause motor developmental problems and trigger seizures and epilepsy. The journal JAMA Neurology published this research.

UTA assistant professor named ASMS “emerging investigator” for developing new ways to analyze protein modifications linked to cancer, aging

Research excellence

The American Society of Mass Spectrometry has named Saiful Chowdhury, UTA assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, as one of the leading emerging investigators worldwide for his work developing new techniques using mass spectrometry to differentiate protein modifications linked to cancer and aging.

Athletics

Softball. SB: Streaking Mavs travel to App. State

SB: Streaking Mavs travel to App. State

UTA softball embarks on its final regular season road trip of the year, traveling Appalachian State this weekend.

BSB: Mavs Host No. 20 Cajuns in Battle for First Place

UTA hosts No. 20 Louisiana in a showdown of the top two teams in the Sun Belt Conference standings.

WBB: Reflecting on success, building towards more

UTA finished the season with 22 wins, the third most in Lady Maverick history and earned a WNIT bid.

Videos

Experiential learning play video

Experiential learning

Students from the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs are building tiny houses on the UTA campus as part of their senior design project.

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Community that Cares

UTA hosted a conversation about diversity with community leaders of different faiths, races and genders to foster encouragement, understanding and empathy.

Fighting crime play video

Fighting crime

Knightscope is an autonomous crime fighting tool that could be the security force of the future. UTA alumnus Stacy Stephens is one of Knightscope's founders.

Workforce Development play video

Workforce Development

A donation from Lockheed Martin will help fuel career development at The University of Texas at Arlington.