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RECENT VOLCANOLOGY TRIPS FOR EES STUDENTS
RECENT VOLCANOLOGY TRIPS FOR EES STUDENTS

Dr. Kirk Schleiffarth recently led undergraduate and graduate students on two field trips to volcanic features in the Capulin, NM area and to Big Bend National Park, Texas. Students were able to see firsthand the deposits of a variety of volcanic processes and compositions and enjoy the scenic southwest. 

Majie Fan Con-Tex grant
Majie Fan Con-Tex grant

Majie Fan, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, received a 2019 ConTex Collaborative Research Grant Proposal Award for $48,759 for a project titled “Rise of the Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico, and its impact on the North American Monsoon.”

Winguths publish paper examining timing of events during largest extinction in geological record
Winguths publish paper examining timing of events during largest extinction in geological record

Two geoscientists at The University of Texas at Arlington are co-authors of a study which used multiple forms of analysis to provide new insights into the largest mass extinction in the geological record, the end-Permian extinction (EPE).

Environmental Outreach News
Environmental Outreach News

Students and advisor of Sigma Gamma Epsilon Beta Omega chapter at UTA volunteered to clean-up shoreline of Lake Arlington which took place on the morning of March 30th at Bowman Springs Park of the City of Arlington. More than 3 full bags full of plastic trash, and an old tire were collected

Research by Winguth cited in Fourth National Climate Assessment report
Research by Winguth cited in Fourth National Climate Assessment report

Research conducted by Arne Winguth, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, and colleagues was cited in the recently released second volume of the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), a con­gressionally mandated report by the U.S. Global Change Research Program.

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.