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February

Cancer leader

Monday, February 27, 2017

UTA has raised its cancer research profile with $6 million in grants, the Star-Telegram reported. The article featured Baohong Yuan, UTA associate professor of bioengineering, who is working on deep-tissue imaging technologies around cancer. The article also delved into entrepreneurship on the UTA campus. 

Engineering in the News

Friday, February 24, 2017

Perena Gouma, UTA professor of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, was featured on NBCNEWS.COM for her development of a hand-held monitor that can detect the flu virus instantly by identifying three biomarkers in your breath. 

Funding finalist

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

UTA-linked startup RC21X has been selected as a finalist for the Stadia Ventures Accelerator to earn a slot in the Spring 2017 Cohort and an investment of up to $100,000, Digital Journal reported. RC21X uses the General Systems Performance Theory developed by George Kondraske, director of UTA’s Human Performance Institute, to monitor brain performance.

Regional fair

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

North Texas students showcased their scientific works at UTA’s College Park Center as part of the Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair, KRLD 1080 AM and KTVT CBS 11 reported. 

Engineering events

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

UTA is hosting a series of events on-campus during National Engineers Week, Public Now reported. 

Training summit

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

UTA will host the International Code Council’s Training & Certification Summit May 22-26, Plumbing Engineer and The Virginia Engineer reported. 

Engineering honors

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

UTA alumni Brendon Wheeler and Steven Eubanks were featured in a Fort Worth Business article as awardees during this year’s Texas Society of Professionals Engineers Week Banquet. Wheeler won the Mid-Cities Chapter Young Engineer of the Year and Steven Eubanks won the Richard Van Trump Award. 

Science-engineering fair

Monday, February 20, 2017

North Texas students will be showcasing their scientific works today at University of Texas at Arlington’s College Park Center as part of the Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair, the Star-Telegram and Dallas Innovates reported.

Recycled material

Friday, February 17, 2017

Scienmag reported that UTA researchers have earned a Texas Department of Transportation contract to use geocells filled with recycled material that could improve Texas highways.

Using recycled materials

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

ScienMag reported that Anand Puppala, a professor in the UTA Department of Civil Engineering, has received a $360,000 TxDOT interagency contract to test the performance of using recycled materials in geocells to improve Texas highways.

Solid waste training

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Denton Record-Chronicle reported that Denton’s solid waste department hosted the second International Solid Waste Training. The two-week program incorporated UTA researchers, including UTA Civil Engineering Professor Sahadat Hossain, who also is director of the UTA Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability.

Heat reduction

Monday, February 13, 2017

UTA’s Seong Jin Koh, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is conducting research for the Office of Naval Research to reduce heat in semiconductors and transistors that could extend devices’ energy life without having to recharge them, Aerospace & Defense Technology reported.

Innovation Day

Friday, February 10, 2017

Dallas Innovates reported on UTA’s Innovation Day and MowBot, the winner of a student Shark Tank-style competition.

Flu breathalyzer

Friday, February 10, 2017

KOLR CBS 10 in Springfield, Mo., reported on a new flu breathalyzer device developed by UTA researchers.

Alum named to board

Friday, February 10, 2017

Yahoo! Finance Canada, CNBC and Financial Buzz reported that alumnus Roger Kone has been named to the BorgWarner board of directors. Krone earned a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from UTA.

Flu detection

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Mexico's Diario Puntual and Sociedad Digital reported on Professor Perena Gouma’s development of a hand-held breath monitor that can potentially detect the flu virus. Gouma is a professor in the UTA Materials Science and Engineer Department. She also is lead scientist in the Institute for Predictive Performance Measurement at the UTA Research Institute.

Flu detector

Monday, February 6, 2017

Men’s Health, Geek.com, Yahoo! Canada, La Informacion in the Dominican Republic, Health Medicine Network, MedGadget, mHealthIntelligence, KGUN ABC 9 in Tucson, Ariz., iTechPost, Digital Journal and Occupational Health & Safety reported on UTA Materials Science and Engineer Professor Perena Gouma’s development of a hand-held breath monitor that can potentially detect the flu virus.

Driverless cars

Monday, February 6, 2017

The Dallas Morning News, the City of Fort Worth and Sustainable City Network reported that Arlington is one of five locations chosen by the U.S. Department of Transportation as a proving ground for autonomous vehicles. Some streets in and around UTA will be in the test site.

Truck service

Friday, February 3, 2017

Four UTA students have developed a pickup truck on demand service called Gozova, Dallas Innovates reports. Using an app, Gozova makes trucks available to customers looking to move large items.

InnovationDay@UTA

Friday, February 3, 2017

Student entrepreneurs from UTA and 16 area high schools will take part in “Shark Tank”-style competitions at the annual InnovationDay@UTA Monday at UTA’s E.H. Hereford University Center, the Arlington Voice and Dallas Innovates reported.

Chawla anniversary

Friday, February 3, 2017

The Cambodian Times noted the anniversary of the death of UTA alumna Kalpana Chawla, the first India-born female astronaut. Chawla, who was killed in 2003 when the Space Shuttle Columbia STS-107 exploded upon re-entering the earth's atmosphere, earned a UTA master’s degree in aerospace engineering.

Flu detection

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Perena Gouma, a professor in UTA’s Materials Science and Engineering Department, has published an article in the journal Sensors that describes her invention of a hand-held breath monitor that can potentially detect the flu virus, Science Daily, Outbreak News TodayNews-Medical.net and several other media outlets reported.

Increasing energy

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Sahadat Hossain, a UTA civil engineering professor, is working with the city of Denton to boost methane gas production of that city’s landfill, Waste360 reported. Hossain, who heads up UTA’s Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability, also is conducting landfill mining there to extend the life of the landfill.

New AIAA Fellow

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Frank Lu, a professor in UTA’s Aerospace Engineering Department, has been named a Fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics, Science Magazine reported. He is the first UTA faculty member to earn the honor.

January

NASA intern

Monday, January 30, 2017

Cody Ground, a doctoral student in UTA’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, has earned a Pathways internship with the Hypersonic Air-Breathing Propulsion Branch at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., Science Magazine reported.

Driverless technology

Monday, January 30, 2017

The City of Arlington was chosen as one of the test sites for driverless cars in part because of the UTA campus, which is a relatively closed course where cars do not go fast, KXAS NBC 5 reported.

Cancer research

Friday, January 27, 2017

The University of Texas at Arlington received more than $6 million in new grants in 2016 to fund its integrated cancer research program and improve the patient experience, D Healthcare Daily reported. 

Self-driving technology

Friday, January 27, 2017

UTA has been named one of nine Texas locations for groundbreaking research in developing self-driving vehicle technology, WFAA ABC 8 and Mass Transit magazine reported.

Self-driving technology

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

UTA has been named one of nine Texas locations for groundbreaking research in developing self-driving vehicle technology, The Dallas Morning News, the Star-Telegram and Dallas Innovates reported. D Magazine reported that a pitch to the U.S. Department of Transportation to get Arlington named a pilot site highlighted the UTA campus.

Academic performance

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

UTA researchers are working with Boeing and NASA to better understand the role that social networks play in the completion rates and academic performance of students taking online courses, myinforms.com reported.

Chiao named fellow

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

J.-C. Chiao, a UTA professor of electrical engineering, has been named a fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, Science Magazine reported.

New technologies

Friday, January 20, 2017

Erick Jones, UTA professor in the Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering Department, said preparing new engineers requires flexibility in the classroom in embracing new technologies that the new workforce can employ in their jobs, SupplyChainBrain.com’s In The Know program reported. Jones’ interview starts at the 6:40 mark of the video.

Boosting minorities

Friday, January 20, 2017

UTA hosted the launch of a multi-year collaborative project among 10 leading educational institutions that aims to increase the number of university faculty from under-represented minority groups, Phys.org reported. The National Science Foundation's Alliances for Graduate Education and Professoriate program gave $5.9 million in funding for three new alliances consisting of 14 partner universities.

Transportation center

Friday, January 20, 2017

UTA is part of a U.S. Department of Transportation University Transportation Center called Tran-SET, the Las Cruces, N.M., Sun, Equipment World’s Better Roads and Environment Guru reported. Stefan Romanoschi and Anand Puppala, civil engineering professors, are UTA’s representatives in that center, which focuses on improving transportation infrastructure. 

Guest workers

Friday, January 20, 2017

Employers are waiting to see what changes are coming for H-1B visas under the Trump administration, NewsWorks reported. The H-1B visa is for guest foreign workers with at least a bachelor's degree in a field relevant to the job they're seeking in the United States. The article quoted Pradeep Bhadrachalam, who came to the U.S. nine years ago to earn his doctorate in nanotechnology at UTA, about his H-1B experience.

DOT grant

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

UTA is part of a Department of Transportation University Transportation Center called Tran-SET, KRWF 90.7 FM in New Mexico reported. New Mexico State University also is a member of the consortium, which is led by Louisiana State University. The center's goal is to improve the durability of civil engineering or transportation infrastructure, pavement and bridges.

Alum named partner

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Jake LaCombe was named partner in Munck Wilson Mandala, IPWatchdog.com reported. LaCombe graduated cum laude in electrical engineering from UTA. He received his law degree from Texas Weslyan.

Humanity award

Friday, January 13, 2017

Dr. Waseen Asghar, a UTA PhD graduate in electrical engineering, won the 2016 Humanity in Science Award, the Boca Raton Observer reported.

Conference coming

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The 2017 Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition is taking its benchmark education program to the Fort Worth Convention Center, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, ConstructionEquipmentGuide.com reported. The educational program offers 27 professional development hours, reviewed and certified by UTA. Academic sponsors include UTA’s Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education.

UTA hypersonic-testing facility

Friday, January 6, 2017

The University of Texas at Arlington will install the first U.S. university-based, arc-heated, hypersonic-testing facility for thermal protection systems, Aerospace America reported in a 2016 year in review article. Luca Maddalena, a UTA associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is leading the effort to build the facility.

UTA researchers featured

Friday, January 6, 2017

UTA researchers have been included in the multidisciplinary teams chosen by the Aviation Development Directorate, NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate and the Navy’s Office of Naval Research as Vertical Lift Research Centers of Excellence, The Stone Rocket reported. 

Nguyen named fellow

Monday, January 2, 2017

Kytai Nguyen, a professor in UTA’s Bioengineering Department, has been named a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, ScienMag reported.

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