A team of engineering professors has received a $450,000 Air Force Office of Scientific Research grant to detect early-stage damages in aircraft parts. Led by mechanical and aerospace engineering Professor Haiying Huang, the researchers are examining material surfaces at the micro- and nanoscale levels.
The National Science Foundation has awarded an $800,000 Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program grant to curriculum and instruction Professor Ann Cavallo. The award provides one- to two-year scholarships to selected undergraduates pursuing teacher certification in high school mathematics, physical science, or chemistry.
Bioengineering Professor Liping Tang has received a $533,000 U.S. Army grant to help eradicate prostate cancer. Dr. Tang and his team are using biodegradable polymers to build artificial lymph nodes that attract prostate cancer cells.
The School of Social Work has received a $1.4 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to help increase the number of mental health and substance abuse case workers in the United States. The funding supports student internships and training at MHMR of Tarrant County and Metrocare Dallas. Enrollment in the school was up 8.7 percent in fall 2014.