Presidential Distinguished Professor of Physics David Nygren has been named a recipient of the 2015 Aldo Menzione Prize for his invention of the Time Projection Chamber. The TPC has been used worldwide for more than three decades in a variety of applications in particle detection and discovery.
The American Kinesiology Association named graduate student Melvin Ibana an AKA Master’s Scholar Award 2015 recipient. The award recognizes academic and leadership accomplishments of graduate students in member departments.
The Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities named Doug Garner to its ADA25 Texas Trailblazers: Past, Present, Future list. Garner is head coach of UTA’s Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team.
Materials science and engineering Professor Pranesh Aswath has been named a fellow of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. Dr. Aswath is associate dean for graduate studies in the College of Engineering.
The Office of University Communications won five gold awards for medical/science news and feature writing, Web design, social media, and graphic design at the 2015 Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District IV awards in Austin.