Pursuing New Knowledge
Discovery breathes life into novel ideas. UT Arlington scientists, engineers, and other scholars engage in thoughtful exploration and devise products and processes that foster a healthier, safer, and more productive society. The University continues to recruit world-class researchers and add state-of-the-art equipment, generating unprecedented increases in research capabilities and activity.
Total research expenditures have more than tripled in the past 10 years. Invention disclosures, patents filed, and patents issued also have risen dramatically in the last decade.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UT Arlington as a Research University/High Research Activity.
Nursing, computer science engineering, and social work researchers have received almost $3 million to develop video games to train nurses, improve communication among caregivers, battle teenage substance abuse, and treat children with cerebral palsy.
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas awarded nearly $2 million to bioengineers in 2011 to continue their groundbreaking work in tissue engineering and optical imaging.
Using a $1.9 million National Institutes of Health grant, a team of microbiologists is battling the sometimes-fatal C. difficile infection.
The high-energy physics group played a key role in discovering the first hints of the elusive Higgs boson. Physicists believe interaction with the Higgs gives particles in the universe their mass.
A study by kinesiology professors is generating useful data in the ongoing debate about how best to manage concussions among athletes.
Engineers working with Army surgeons are developing a biomask embedded with electrical, mechanical, and biological components that can speed healing from facial burns often suffered by soldiers.
The Center for Healthy Living and Longevity focuses on keeping senior citizens active, reducing childhood obesity, and decreasing the incidence of life-threatening conditions such as hypertension.
Helping Students Succeed
Two-thirds of UT Arlington students receive some level of financial aid, scholarships, or other assistance to help fund the cost of college. The average grant and scholarship package for undergraduates is about $5,800 a year.