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2018 News

UTA professor studies potential barrier materials to improve safety, reliability of nuclear waste repositories
UTA professor studies potential barrier materials to improve safety, reliability of nuclear waste repositories

Nuclear waste repositories are designed to be secure for millions of years. Identifying the most appropriate barrier materials to isolate nuclear waste is vitally important. A professor at The University of Texas at Arlington is researching the physical and chemical processes by which fluids and radioactive atoms move through different rock formations to better assess which rock materials provide optimal barriers to isolate nuclear wastes in long-term repositories.

Best poster award won by EES graduate - GSA Conference
Best poster award won by EES graduate - GSA Conference

The undergraduate and graduate students and faculty of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences had a strong presence at the GSA South Central Meeting March 12-13,2018 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Ohood Alsalem gave an oral presentation on Neodymium isotope constraints on Paleozoic sediment dispersal. Danelle Carr and Heather Hullum (undergraduate students) and Mikalea Brown, Mitali Gautam, and Kristina Wolfe (graduate students) presented their research on posters. Congratulations to Kris.

College of Science ACES Research Symposium on April 13
College of Science ACES Research Symposium on April 13

The ACES symposium has a long-standing history at UTA as a place for students to showcase their research accomplishments. Historically, this has been a University-wide event, but this year, each of the colleges is organizing their own events. Join us for the inaugural College of Science ACES! All College of Science undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to participate.

Climate change to bring North Texas longer droughts, heavy rains, 120-degree temps within 25 years
Climate change to bring North Texas longer droughts, heavy rains, 120-degree temps within 25 years

The United States has just come off a record year for weather and climate disasters and, by most accounts, it's only going to get worse.

Distinguished Women in Science Speaker Series on March 28
Distinguished Women in Science Speaker Series on March 28

The Office of the Dean of the College of Science at the University of Texas at Arlington is pleased to announce the launching of the series - Distinguished Women in Science Speaker Series on March 28, 4 p.m., Nedderman Hall, Room 100.