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librarians show maps in storage

Special Collections preserving historic materials for the future

From digitization and image scanning to polyester films and acid-free boxes, the UTA Library’s Special Collections is employing a variety of methods to save historic materials for future use.

manned rocketship

Helping NASA enable human space travel to mars

The University was one of four institutions selected by NASA to develop improved methods for oxygen recovery and reuse aboard spacecraft. Such technology could one day help put a human on Mars.

highway intersection

Discovering sustainable solutions for our aging infrastructure

To preserve and update the state’s aging roadways, UTA civil engineers are turning to novel solutions, from slopes shored up with plastic pins to bridges with built-in heating systems.

Hadron Collider

UTA physicists are uncovering the secrets of the universe

After helping discover the long-elusive Higgs boson, researchers in the University’s Center of Excellence in High Energy Physics are tackling new challenges as they try to solve some of the universe’s greatest mysteries.

RISE Adaptive Sports

Alumnus’ nonprofit provides adaptive sports gear

As executive director of RISE Adaptive Sports, Chris Goad ’93 offers physically challenged athletes the equipment they need to sail, swim, ski, kayak, and play rugby and soccer.

Norman Ward

Architect encourages students to pursue higher education

Award-winning architect and alumnus Norman Ward is inspired by seasonal changes and how sunlight moves through a space. He, in turn, inspires future generations to earn college degrees.

Diane and Tom Cravens

Couple’s gift aids baseball facility renovation

Tom Cravens and his wife, Diane, have made a naming gift to support construction of the baseball training room, part of a $5.5 million upgrade of UT Arlington’s baseball/softball complex.

D.J. Seo

Professor’s research quenches thirst of urban areas

Civil engineering Associate Professor D.J. Seo is using a National Science Foundation grant to improve the sustainability of large urban areas from extreme weather, urbanization, and climate change.

Madam Ajara

Scholarship recognizes matriarch’s devotion to education

To honor their mother on her 75th birthday, Clement Osimetha ’92 and his siblings established a scholarship that supports students who have received all or part of their pre-college education in Nigeria.

Water Collection Device

Unlikely source provides inspiration for water collection

Engineering researchers have designed a device based on a shorebird’s beak that can accumulate water from fog and dew. If it can be mass-produced, the invention could provide relief for drought-plagued regions.