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December 2011

Dr. Aleksei Gershun receives ASTM's Award of Merit

December 07, 2011

December 7, 2011 - Committee D15 on Engine Coolants has presented Aleksei Gershun, Ph.D., technical fellow at Prestone Products Corp. with Award of Merit, ASTM's highest organizational recognition for individual contributions to standards activities. A member of ASTM since 1996, Gershun has authored or co-authored several engine coolant articles published as ASTM Special Technical Papers. He has 20+ years of experience in research, manufacturing, and distribution of coolants, lubricants, and lubricant additives.

Parish Tots Win Awards For ‘Bots

December, 2011

Congrats are in order for Parish Episcopal’s sixth-grade team of Kelly Autrey, Matthew Bransky, Anderson Corley, Charles Finch, Nathan Liddell, and Bailey Robinson. The bunch won first place this weekend at the FIRST LEGO League competition at St. Phillips School and Community Center.

Nanobots: Where Science Fiction Meets Medicine

December, 2011

Robots conjure up thoughts of C3PO, or the “Lost in Space” machine warning “Danger, Will Robinson!”—or maybe that Roomba buzzing around your living room. In terms of cutting-edge health care, however, think smaller: nanobots. At one micron in diameter, they are tiny—for comparison, a human hair is about 100 microns in diameter—but their potential in health care is limited only by track how cancerous cells damaged by radiation work to repair themselves. UTA has announced it plans begin offering a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering. Visit

November 2011

UTA announces grants for cancer research

November 21, 2011

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute awarded more than $1.2 million for cancer research to two University of Texas at Arlington bioengineering researchers, Baohong Yuan and Liping Tang. George Alexandrakis, an assistant professor of bioengineering, has secured two grants worth $1.13 million to track how cancerous cells damaged by radiation work to repair themselves. UTA has announced it plans begin offering a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering. Visit

UTA Student Wins Greenovation Contest

November 11, 2011

A University of Texas at Arlington student won the Texas Greenovation Contest, an annual competition aimed at inspiring students, entrepreneurs and business owners to identify green business ideas.

Universities, Industry Team Up for ‘Greener’ Electronics

Novembe 8, 2011

Newswise — Three of the nation’s leading universities have joined with 15 US companies to launch a first-of-its-kind collaborative research center whose holistic approach to energy efficiency development could mean savings of millions of dollars and a much ‘greener’ electronics industry.

UT Arlington researchers receive $1.2 million for cancer research

November 8, 2011

The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas has awarded two University of Texas at Arlington bioengineering researchers more than $1.2 million to explore better methods of detecting cancer, the school has announced.

Mesquite Soldier Remembered

November 7, 2011

The Army flag flies outside the home of Retired Major Terry Coatney in honor of the soldier he considered a surrogate son. "I just can't possibly say enough about him," said Major Coatney, wiping his eyes. 25-year-old First Lieutenant Dustin Vincent was killed Thursday in Northern Iraq. His unit was attacked with small-arms fire during a patrol. "It's going to be a horrible, horrible loss," said Coatney. Vincent graduated from Mesquite High School in 2005, where he was a member of the Runior ROTC program. Terry Coatney was his instructor and mentor. "From the day he walked into my office at age 14, he told me he wasnted to join the Army." Vincent was awarded a full Army ROTC scholarship to UT Arlington, where he graduated in 2009. He had been in Iraq for six months on his first deployment and was scheduled to return home to see his wife and two-year-old daughter in December. "He was just looking forward to coming home, and coming home to family," said Amanda Northum, Vincent's friend. "We just really, really miss him." Friends remember Vincent as a patriotic, fun-loving person who wanted to follow in his late-father's footsteps by joining the military. "He gave his all for everything. Everything he did he gave his all for," said Northum. And for the country he dedicated his life defending, he gave his life. Right now, Vincent's family is at Dover Air Force Base, where his body will be returned to the US. A funeral for him will be held in Mesquite next week.

Veterans At UT Arlington Studying And Being Studied

November 4, 2011

ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – As Brian Reddin looks over notes on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington he will be the first to tell you he is not your typical student.

UTA Engineering Student Busy Spinning Her Wheels

November 6, 2011

What could be more exciting than racing a scale version of a Formula One racer? What about starting by designing it from scratch.

AIAA Announces 2012 Associate Fellows

November 3, 2011

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics issued the following news release: The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is pleased to announce the selection of the AIAA Associate Fellows class of 2012. The 2012 Associate Fellows will be honored at the AIAA Associate Fellows Dinner on Monday, January 9, 2012 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville, Tenn., in conjunction with the 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting.

October 2011

Uninsured driver leaves woman fuming

October 31, 2011

After her accident, Lauren Middleton was surprised to discover the other driver didn't have a license or insurance. She was even more surprised when the police officer didn't arrest the other driver.

Gitam, University of Texas to have a Tie-up

October 29, 2011

University of Texas at Arlington (US) will have a tie-up with Gitam University on joint research programmes, particularly in the area of nano technology.

Obituary: Thomas Bryan Harvey, 1933 – 2011

October 26, 2011

Thomas Bryan Harvey, age 78, of Whitney, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2011 at his residence. He was born February 14, 1933 in Italy, Texas, son of the late John Bryan and Lois Cora Hearn Harvey. Thomas grew up and attended schools in Italy and graduated from Italy High School in 1950.

Oncor Board Elects COO: Jim Greer Named Company’s Chief Operational Executive

October 31, 2011

Oncor’s independent Board of Directors elected Jim Greer the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Greer replaces Charles Jenkins, who announced last week his intention to retire after 40 years with the company. The change is effective immediately. 

Oncor COO Announces Retirement: Jenkins’ 40-Year Career Included Many Highlights

October 20, 2011

Charles Jenkins, Oncor Chief Operating Officer, announced today he is retiring after 40 years with the company. Jenkins will continue to work for the company in a transition role until April 1, 2012. The company expects to name a new COO in the near future. 

Microchannel Heat Sink: Fabrication and Liquid Cooling System for High Heat Flux Integrated Circuits

October 21, 2011

Microchannel Heat Sink: Fabrication and Liquid Cooling System for High Heat Flux Integrated Circuits is a book written by Shahi Riaz (Laird Technologies) and Dr. Dereje Agonafer (University of Texas at Arlington). 

Obituary: Terry Dale Shaw

October 20, 2011

Services for Terry Dale Shaw, 79, of Frisco will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, in Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel. The Rev. Eddy Carrell will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant Point Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m., Sunday, before the service.

Going National Greenovation and Green Product Ideas

October 11, 2011

What began in a small segment of Pennsylvania has now grown to national proportions. In 2008 IMC, Inc. coordinated The Greenovation Competition of Central Pennsylvania, a regional competition among local innovators in an effort to encourage and create green products meant to conserve natural resources and the environment. This initiative focuses on providing a grand prize package of services to turn the winning innovations into a reality. 

Timing particle flight

October 12, 2011

Physics Professor Andrew Brandt, who is part of The University of Texas at Arlington’s High Energy Physics Group, is leading the team. He recently received new U.S. Department of Energy funding for research and development on the project. Brandt has been working on the new proton sub-detector since 2006 as a member of the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. His goal is to construct the fastest detector ever deployed at a particle accelerator, with 10 picosecond, or trillionths of a second, time resolution. 

Fowler completes NASA internship

October 14, 2011

HOUSTON—Perrin, Texas, resident Sean Fowler recently completed an internship at National Aeronautics and Space Administration Johnson Space Center in Houston, where he constructed a database of Apollo-era images for NASA. 

In science and technology we trust

October, 2011

Syed Hasnath and Ahsan Habib Both industrial and post-industrial economic development has properties dominated by services, information, and research. In other words, the economy is based on knowledge and modern technologies, including information and communication technologies (ICT). 

William Davidson Obituary

October 12, 2011

Funeral services for William R. “Rob” Davidson, 76, Bois D’Arc are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 at Carroll Lehr Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Ken Calhoun officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Athens. 

Are Oil Pipelines Safer Now?

October 04, 2011

Mohammad Najafi is an assistant professor and the director of the Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is the founder and editor in chief of the Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice.

IMC Inc. Announces Inaugural Partner Greenovation Green Product Contest with TMAC and SBDCEE in Texas

October 04, 2011

If you have a green product concept and fit their criteria, then you should apply to be part of the 2011 Texas Greenovation Contest. Applications and submissions for this year's Greenovation Contest are being accepted between September 6, and October 14, 2011. Finalists will be notified on October 21. Finalists will have to present to a panel of judges on November 9, and winners will be announced that day. Winners will be presented with a prize package valued at over $10,000, and will receive free publicity and product launch assistance. 

September 2011

DOE ARPA-E awards $156M to projects to 60 projects to accelerate innovation in clean energy technologies

September 30, 2011

The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has selected 60 research projects for up to a combined $156 million in funding from the Fiscal Year 2011 budget. The new ARPA-E selections focus on accelerating innovations in clean technology while increasing US competitiveness in rare earth alternatives and breakthroughs in biofuels, thermal storage, grid controls, and solar power electronics. 

T-Rex in the Real World Chosen as Short Course for Pointwise User Group Meeting

September 26, 2011

T-Rex in the Real World: Troubleshooting Difficult Grids will be the topic of the training short course on 8 November during the Pointwise User Group Meeting in Fort Worth, TX. The topic was chosen by Pointwise users during a poll.

Contest plans to reward environmentally friendly products

September 25, 2011

In a time of prolonged drought, Rod Ekern has what he hopes is a prize-winning idea to reduce water usage in North Texas by many a drop in the bucket. 

UMED Holdings, Inc. Retains National Public Relations/Investor Relations Firm

September 26, 2011

UMED Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: UMED) today announced that it has retained the national public relations firm Martin E. Janis & Company, Inc. to carry out a fully integrated public relations and investor relations program for the company. The 60-year-old firm, with its home office in Chicago, has represented numerous emerging growth companies in a variety of industries, helping these companies tell their stories to appropriate constituencies for optimum results.

UMED Holdings, Inc. Collaborates on Disruptive Technology With University of Texas at Arlington

September 21, 2011

UMED Holdings, Inc. Collaborates on Disruptive Technology With University of Texas at Arlington FORT WORTH, TX, Sep 20, 2011 -- UMED Holdings, Inc. (pinksheets:UMED) UMED, a Texas corporation that serves as a holding company for emerging companies, today announced it has obtained an exclusive licensing agreement from 1st Resource Group, Inc. (1RG), a Wyoming Corporation, for the commercialization of 1RG's natural gas to 

DFW schools shaping curriculum

September 20, 2011

Five North Texas universities are participating in an initiative to retool state higher-education curricula toward the needs of Texas employers.

Tarrant County College, Dallas County Community College, Collin County College, the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Texas at Dallas are working on “tuning” biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, biology and chemistry through the 2011 Tuning Oversight Council for Engineering and Science assembled by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Fewer than 40 percent of adults in the Dallas-Fort Worth area have a two- or four-year degree — something more than 60 percent of jobs will require by 2018, said Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation.

About 33 percent of adults age 25 to 64 in Dallas County have a two- or four-year degree, according a Lumina study based on U.S. Census Bureau figures. About 36 percent in Tarrant County, 46 percent in Denton County and 57 percent in Collin County have that level of education.

“The real problem that we see from an employer perspective is, they don’t know what they are getting,” Merisotis said. “There is no such thing as a standard for what is an associate degree or a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree.”

The 2010 Tuning Oversight Council for Engineering has completed a compact for mechanical, electrical, civil and industrial engineering and will send it to college and university presidents and chancellors around the second week of October if the Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Academic Course Guide Manual Committee approves the new courses, course descriptions and learning outcomes in an Oct. 5 meeting.

The compact is a voluntary agreement colleges and universities can sign that says they’ll teach courses in the manner prescribed by the compact, said Sheryl O. Harris of Tarrant County College District.

Harris worked on the engineering council. The compacts were prepared after receiving input from industry as well as students, she said. “This is to give us a degree of comfort in knowing the academic rigor and course content will be comparable,” Harris said.

The compacts will also ensure that students don’t lose credit when transferring from a two-year to a four-year school, said Dr. Lynn Peterson, senior associate dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. Peterson served on the Electrical Engineering Subcommittee.

“The value to employers would be that the student would become available to employers more efficiently,” she said.

Construyen manos biónicas en UTA

September 8, 2011

Estás Viendo: Construyen manos biónicas en UTA Importantes avances tecnológicos para personas con protésis

Green Power Generation via Detonation Engines

September 8, 2011

Researchers at UTA have developed a portable and clean power supply using detonation engines (DEs). The compact size, light weight, and maintainability of DEs open new doors to the efficient electric power generation. 

Chiao of University of Texas Arlington named Tech Titans Technology Innovators Award Winner

September 2, 2011

Think of it as a pacemaker for the stomach. That’s one of the medical devices Dr. J.C. Chiao is trying to bring to market. The device, called a gastric stimulator, could eventually help some of the more than 170 million people worldwide who suffer from gastroparesis, or partial paralysis of the stomach.

August 2011

Researcher uses grants to help create online sign language dictionary

August 26, 2011

A UT Arlington computer science engineering researcher has won two new National Science Foundation grants to further his work in developing a computer recognition system that eventually will yield a visual, online American Sign Language dictionary. 

UT System professors win teaching awards

August 29, 2011

Catholic Foundation to honor Ursuline head The Catholic Foundation announced that Sister Margaret Ann Moser, president of Ursuline Academy of Dallas, will be honored with the 30th Catholic Foundation Award. The award, which recognizes her commitment and service to Catholic education and the Dallas community, will be presented during the foundation’s Award Dinner Feb. 10. Visit 

SWE 5k/1mile Run in Arlington

August 2011

What is this? Two blog posts in one day!? Well, only because we have exciting news about a SWE collegiate event. The University of Texas at Arlington SWE chapter is hosting a 5k/1mile on October 22nd, and you are all invited to attend! Early registration (until Oct. 15th) is 20 dollars for the 5k and 7 dollars for the mile run, so sign up soon! For more information about late registration and race day registration as well as the location of the run, check out SWEat for SWE. Come out and support an awesome collegiate chapter of SWE. 

Harry Stephanou appeared as a live guest Thursday on the popular "Big I" segment of the CNN Newsroom.

August 19, 2011

Nanopore biosensing: pulsed plasma polymerisation defines pore size and surface chemistry

August 18, 2011

Samir Iqbal and co-workers have recently come up with a novel approach that provides precise control of the nanopore size as well as the charge on the pore walls. Iqbal, an electrical engineering assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, US, and his graduate student Waseem Asghar have worked in close collaboration with chemistry professor Richard Timmons to create a method that uses pulsed plasma polymeric films to define the size as well as biochemical behavior of the pores. Controlling the charges on the pore-walls is a big step forwards towards DNA-sequencing. 

Five Famous Indian and Pakistani Houstonians (3. Kalpana Chawla)

August 15, 2011

Dust off your South Asian flags, because this week we celebrate India's (August 15) and Pakistan's (August 14) Independence Days. Sixty-four years ago, India freed itself from the Brits and split itself into two countries. Luckily many crossed the hemispheres all the way to Houston, making us indebted to the subcontinent for everything from space shuttle martyrs to bikini-clad medalists. Here are five famous Indians and Pakistanis who have made Houston their home. 

Product Data Fundamentals of Database Systems (6th Edition)

August 2011

Clear explanations of theory and design, broad coverage of models and real systems, and an up-to-date introduction to modern database technologies result in a leading introduction to database systems. Intended for computer science majors, Fundamentals of Database Systems, 6/e emphasizes math models, design issues, relational algebra, and relational calculus. A lab manual and problems give students opportunities to practice the fundamentals of design and implementation. Real-world examples serve as engaging, practical illustrations of database concepts. The Sixth Edition maintains its coverage of the most popular database topics, including SQL, security, and data mining, and features increased emphasis on XML and semi-structured data. Fundamentals of Database Systems (6th Edition)

HITEC member Jose Jimenez named CSC chief diversity officer

August, 2011

Falls Church, VA – This April CSC named Jose Jimenez its chief diversity officer. Jimenez was previously president of CSC's North American Public Sector (NPS) strategy and development division. Before that he was president of the enforcement, security and intelligence group. 

UT Arlington Faculty Offer Expertise on 10th Anniversary of Sept. 11 Attacks

August 12, 2011

ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 11 -- The University of Texas at Arlington issued the following news release: On Sept. 11, global attention will turn to the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that targeted New York City and Washington D.C. and changed the world. The University of Texas at Arlington is home to researchers who are examining the long-lasting impact of that day, providing support for veterans returning from war and developing innovative technologies to increase Homeland Security. 

David Davoudi Named President of CUL-MAC Industries

August 5, 2011

CUL-MAC Industries, a manufacturer of chemical cleaning products for automotive, commercial, industrial and residential applications, has named David Davoudi as its new president. Davoudi comes to CUL-MAC Industries with more than 20 years of experience in executive and business management and a proven track record for driving sales, increasing market share and profit, process improvement and building organizational capabilities. 

Check out where the area's smartest kids will attend college (UTA 4th, several majoring in engineering)

August 1, 2011

Ten-year-old Divya Viswanathan is back with her analysis on where valedictorians and salutatorians in the area will attend college. Divya, who is entering 5th grade, is a whiz at working with spreadsheets. A special thanks to her father, Ram Viswanathan, for forwarding her analysis for a second straight year. 

July 2011

Work Faces: Honors (ERB Award)

July 29, 2011

Piper Elam has been elected Crowley vice president and market leader for First Financial Bank N.A., Cleburne, and Russell Phillips has been elected vice president and market leader in Alvarado. 

In construction, public spending picks up slack in private sector

July 27, 2011

For all the complaints about government spending and the national debt, realize this: It has helped keep a big chunk of the construction business afloat, even in fiscally conservative Texas. 

The Fallen Heroes of the Space Shuttle Program

July 21, 2011

The Space Shuttle Program's 30 years brought great success—but also terrible failures and sadness. Today, as the program ends, we wanted to remember the heroes who fell along the way, and celebrate their lives. 

Oncor Leads with SVCs

July 2011

In 2009, Oncor began using leading-edge power delivery technology in the form of static VAR compensators (SVCs) to maintain the reliability of the grid while enabling the improvement of the environment in the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) area. As a regulated electric transmission and distribution business, Oncor provides electricity delivery service to more than 7 million customers throughout the state of Texas. With so many customers depending on the delivery of reliable electric service, Oncor is continuously searching for ways to improve its electric delivery system.

GPS Interference Testing (UTA Alumnus contributed to this article)

July 27, 2011

Interference can pose a threat to the reception of GNSS signals in a variety of ways. Even low-level signals have the potential to interfere with GNSS receivers,which require very high sensitivity for acceptable performance due to the extremely low received GPS signal power at the Earth’s surface.

Slusser Wilson & Partridge Joins Fulbright & Jaworski

July 27, 2011

The highly regarded, Chambers-rated, Houston intellectual property trial firm of Slusser Wilson & Partridge, L.L.P. has joined forces with the internationally regarded firm Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Bill Slusser, Mike Wilson and Jayme Partridge have extensive jury trial experience in patent cases. Each has an engineering degree and excels at making technical issues understandable. 

Students build cars, race them against Porsches, family sedans

July 12, 2011

The Pennington Field parking lot was filled with dreams Sunday. Drivers lined up for their shot to race the clock through a course of ego-eating orange cones. Many of the contestants brought what they could afford - from Corvettes, Porsches, and BMWs to ordinary family sedans. Their racing skills seemed to vary as much as their budgets. 

Plasma Surface Modified TiO2 Nanoparticles: Improved Photocatalytic Oxidation of Gaseous m-Xylene

July 15, 2011

Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is a preferred catalyst for photocatalytic oxidation of many air pollutants. In an effort to enhance its photocatalytic activity, TiO2 was modified by pulsed plasma treatment. In this work, TiO2 nanoparticles, coated on a glass plate, were treated with a plasma discharge of hexafluoropropylene oxide (HFPO) gas. By appropriate adjustment of discharge conditions, it was discovered that the TiO2 particles can be either directly fluorinated (Ti–F) or coated with thin perfluorocarbon films (C–F). 

Warner Norcross welcomes Catherine Collins

July 25, 2011

The law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has added Catherine Collins, an experienced intellectual property attorney. Catherine will join the firm as a partner, in the Grand Rapids office. She is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, and joins the Technology and Intellectual Property Practice at Warner Norcross from the boutique IP firm VanDyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP in Grand Rapids. 


July 15, 2011

UT Arlington's Formula SAE racing team will debut its hybrid car in the 11th annual Texas Autocross Weekend beginning July 23 on the University campus.

The annual competition will feature 12 college teams from across the United States, including representatives from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, Florida, Missouri and Ohio. Five teams competed in the first year of the event. This year, Texas A&M, UT Austin, University of Kansas and University of South Florida highlight some of the visitors.

Top cars designed and built by student members of the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers will compete for bragging rights on two different autocross tracks, which will be set on UT Arlington parking lots near Cooper and Mitchell streets. The competition measures speed and precision.

"It allows the students to finally enjoy the fruits of their hard labor," said Erian Armanios, chair of UT Arlington's Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department. "This year, the hybrid formula marries our passion to push the performance limits with our stewardship of the environment."

The weekend's events are free and open to the public. Highlights include:

* Open house in the UT Arlington FSAE shop Friday afternoon, July 22, in Woolf Hall, Rooms 102, 104 and 121. Teams will be tweaking their racing machines to provide an edge for the weekend's racing.

* 11th Annual Texas Autocross Weekend starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at Lot 49 on the UT Arlington campus. (Please see map at The teams break for lunch, then continue racing from 1-5 p.m. * An FSAE-style course will be outlined for racers in the morning, while a Sports Car Club of America track will greet racers Saturday afternoon. * Equipe Rapide, a local sports car club, will sponsor a racing event Sunday at Pennington Field in Bedford.

Bob Woods, UT Arlington FSAE adviser and professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, said the University's event has become one of the larger competitions for FSAE racing. The program gives students experience far beyond what they could learn in a classroom, he said.

"They conceive, budget, design, build, fine-tune and drive these cars," Woods said. "They put in 20 hours a week and sometimes more to do all that."
J.P. Merkel, a UT Arlington senior and captain of the hybrid team, estimates that the vehicle may top out at 80 mph on the track and accelerate at more than 1G - four times faster than an average street car. The car runs on ethanol and electricity, is four-wheel drive with a full onboard computer, which not only controls the car and gives feedback on how the car is handling on the track.

"We set out to design and build one of the most sophisticated and advanced hybrid racecars yet," Merkel said. "Most schools take an older formula car and strap an electric motor on it and race it. We designed a hybrid with competitive advantages."

UT Arlington junior Lena Gerry, team captain for the formula car, said she enjoys being part of her team and the sport aspects of working on the cars.
"But what I really like is learning the science and technology of everything involved with these cars," Gerry said. "I'd love to design Formula 1 racing cars when I'm finished here. Of course, that's everyone's dream job." Make McDermott, a visiting associate professor at TAMU, said UT Arlington's event gives students the opportunity to prove their work and see how it compares with that of their peers.

"UT Arlington puts on a great event. There are great racecourses, great food and it's just a fun time," said McDermott, who plans to bringing a dozen students.
The University of Texas at Arlington is a research institution of nearly 34,000 students in the heart of North Texas. Visit to learn more. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at Copyright © 2011 US Fed News (HT Syndication)

UT Arlington building gets gold certification

July 17, 2011

Houston-based La Michoacana Meat Market, which operates a chain of Hispanic supermarkets, bought the former Luby's Cafeteria building at South Cooper Street and Arkansas Lane in Arlington, where it plans a store. 

UT Arlington prof receives $586,000 in grants

July 13, 2011

University of Texas at ArlingtonbizWatch electrical engineering professor Qilian Liang has won two Department of Defense grants totaling $585,987 to develop a radar sensor network that will help soldiers detect threats obscured by walls or foliage. 

DFW Airport Terminal Renovations

July 6, 2011

The DFW International Airport, which opened in 1974, recently launched the first phase of a major, seven-year renovation of the Airport's four original terminals. This $1.9 billion project includes dramatic improvements for passenger services, including ticketing, security and concessions, plus the replacement of terminal systems such as electrical, plumbing, ventilation, and other infrastructure. 

Texas Invests in Engineers of Tomorrow

July, 2011

Texas universities may be renowned for their prowess on the football field. But, thanks to several strong programs and a little help from local companies, they’re producing elite players for the medtech field as well. 

15th Annual Government Procurement Conference - Networking, Education & Exhibits

July 7 , 2011

PRLog (Press Release) – Jul 07, 2011 – The University of Texas at Arlington Automation & Robotics Research Institute and its Business Extension Centers proudly announce its 15th Government Procurement Conference Wednesday, August 10 at the Arlington Convention Center. 

Potomac Photonics To Present Webinar For MEMS Industry Group On New Prototyping Technologies

July 8 , 2011

Free webinar titled "New Prototyping Technologies Reduce Time to Market" will be presented by co-founder of Potomac Photonics as part of the MEMS Industry Group Education Series 

Graduate students receive water research grants

July , 2011

The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) recently funded 10 water-related research projects for graduate students from Texas A&M University, The University of Texas, West Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, Sam Houston State University, Texas State University and The University of Texas at Arlington. 

Ralph Wurbs (UTA Alumnus Profile)

July 7, 2011

Dr. Ralph Wurbs, a professor in Texas A&M University's Zachry Civil Engineering Department, joined the Texas Water Resources Institute as a part-time associate director in August 2007. 

Lake Granbury Water Quality

July 7, 2011

Lake Granbury is a popular tourist attraction and critical water supply for North Texas. In recent years, toxic blooms of golden algae have caused fish kills, and Escherichia coli bacteria have invaded some of the lake's coves, threatening the lake's water quality. 

Rep. Burgess hosts energy summit (TMAC)

July 7, 2011

DENTON -- Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26) is bringing together local and state officials, industry experts and academics for an energy efficiency and conservation summit on Saturday at the University of North Texas in Denton. 

International Students Receive Hands-On Research Opportunities in Lunar Geology and Aerospace Engineering

July 1, 2011

HOUSTON, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) in Houston, Texas, and the University of Texas at Arlington recently hosted five undergraduate students from the Indian Institute of Science and Technology (IIST) in Thiravanathapuram, India. The students were accepted as part of the 2011 Universities Space Research Association (USRA) undergraduate student research program. 

Louis Wayne Scheppler (COE Alumnus Obituary)

July 6th, 2011

Louis Wayne Scheppler, 64, passed away suddenly Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at a Bedford hospital. Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 11, in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel in Colleyville. Interment followed in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation was 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 

June 2011

Research reports on physiology from University of Texas at Arlington, Department of Bioengineering provide new insights.(Report)

June, 2011

Data detailed in 'Shear-regulated uptake of nanoparticles by endothelial cells and development of endothelial-targeting nanoparticles' have been presented.

D-FW man's apps help people steer clear of storms

June 16th, 2011

Software engineer Justin Graham of White Settlement hasn't given up his day job, but in two years he has created several very competitive weather apps for the Apple iPhone.

Stem Cell Research at UT Arlington

June 8th, 2011

UT Arlington Bioengineering faculty develop a novel tissue regeneration technique using porous polymeric scaffolds filled with protean microbubbles. Find out more about this groundbreaking research at:

University of Texas at Dallas Announces Emerging Information Technology Conference

June 7th, 2011

Sixth Annual Emerging Information Technology Conference (EITC-06) to be Held August 10-12, 2006 at The University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, Texas will feature a broad range of academic and corporate speakers from U.S. and China.

NIST contests in China put next-gen robot technologies to the test

June 8th, 2011

Robotic automation, microrobotics and robotic perception and recognition all advanced a few steps closer to their future applications in manufacturing, health care and other areas during the week of May 9-13, 2011.

Charter Schools Tied to Turkey Grow in Texas

June 7th, 2011

It was one of six big charter school contracts TDM and another upstart company have shared since January 2009, a total of $50 million in construction business. Other companies scrambling for work in a poor economy wondered: How had they qualified for such big jobs so fast?

May 2011

Lawmaker Sees Promise In Lignite As Fuel Alternative

May 16, 2011

LITTLE ROCK — With the nation scrambling for alternatives to rising gas prices, one south Arkansas lawmaker wants the state to tap one of its most plentiful resources — lignite — and use an emerging technology to make liquefied petroleum.

Global Formula Racing Defends Formula SAE Michigan 1st Place Title

May 18, 2011

Joining the ranks with only two other teams (University of Texas-Arlington and Cornell University) to pull off a back-to-back 1st Place finish in the history of Formula SAE; Global Formula Racing, an international team collaboration consisting of students from Oregon State University and Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg-Ravensburg of Germany, clinched that honor when they were named 1st Place finishers at Saturday night’s award ceremony.

Palatine Twp. District 15 honors math enthusiast for 25 years of service

May 2011

Sporting a T-shirt that lets the world know nerds do in fact “rock,” Plum Grove Junior High eighth grader Jennie Yang read her poem, hoping it would serve as a small token of thanks to the mentor and coach who’s shaped hundreds of bright minds over the past 25 years.

Wiley - The H 264 Advanced Video Compression Standard [2010]

May 2011

H.264 Advanced Video Coding or MPEG-4 Part 10 is fundamental to a growing range of markets such as high definition broadcasting, internet video sharing, mobile video and digital surveillance. This book reflects the growing importance and implementation of H.264 video technology. Offering a detailed overview of the system, it explains the syntax, tools and features of H.264 and equips readers with practical advice on how to get the most out of the standard.

April 2011

Antibiotics, Not Surgery, May Sometimes Better Treat Appendicitis

April 29, 2011

Antibiotics rather than surgery may be the better treatment for cases of appendicitis in which the appendix hasn't burst, according to a new study.

Debt a divisive issue in Corinth

April 25, 2011

CORINTH — Three incumbents filed to remain in their seats in city government, but only one drew a challenger.

First of 4 engineering dean candidates presents today

April 8, 2011

Monday, the College of Engineering will hold the first of four forums in which engineering dean candidates will give self-presentations to the campus community. Engineering Dean Bill Carroll is stepping down from his position in August. He has served as dean since 2000 and is the longest-tenured engineering dean in the university’s history.

Alumnus creates new $1 million UT Arlington endowment

April 4, 2011

ARLINGTON - Mike Greene had heard about a new engineering program at Arlington State College as a student at Saginaw’s Boswell High School in the early 1960s.

Magnetic System May Prevent Surgical Scars

April 2011

Physicians at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, and engineers at UT Arlington, have invented a system that could be key to delivering surgery without scars.

Researcher to test new standard for stronger, more flexible pipe construction

April 4, 2011

Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington are partnering with a Belgian company to test new construction methods for reinforcing concrete pipes with steel fibers to build stronger, more durable pipes at a lower cost.

March 2011

Geo-Frontiers 2011: A Critically-Acclaimed Success

March 22, 2011

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — March 22, 2011 — More than 1920 participants attended Geo-Frontiers 2011 in Dallas, a conference featuring advances in geotechnical engineering, among other highlights. The event was co-organized by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), the Geosynthetics Materials Association (GMA), the Geo-Institute (G-I) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS), and held under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS).

Almost 19 percent of Arlington's population is foreign-born

March 28, 2011

ARLINGTON -- Though he is 7,000 miles away from his family in Jordan, Mohammad Al-abed said he feels at home in Arlington's diverse community.

CSC Names Jose Jimenez Chief Diversity Officer

March 29, 2011

FALLS CHURCH, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--CSC (NYSE: CSC) has named Jose Jimenez chief diversity officer, effective April 2, 2011. Reporting to Michael Laphen, chairman, president and CEO and Denise Peppard, vice president and chief human resources officer, Jimenez will advance the diversity and inclusion program within CSC. In this new role, Jimenez will work closely with CSC executives globally to develop business initiatives that enhance customer and community relationships as well as external and internal communications strategies that strengthen CSC’s ability to attract diverse talent in all markets. Jimenez has provided leadership to many diversity initiatives within NPS, and he has worked extensively to build strong support with external diversity organizations. Jimenez was recently honored by the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) with the Estrella award, which recognizes an industry leader who has made a major contribution to the advancement of technology and diversity. He has also received past awards from Hispanic Engineer and Information Technology (HE&IT) magazine as one of the Most Important Hispanics in Technology and from HITEC as a Top 100 IT executive.

CFD Webinar to Demonstrate Automating Blade Design Optimization

March 21, 2011

FORT WORTH, TX (21 March 2011)—Drs. Chris Sideroff and Durrell Rittenberg will present an hour-long webinar at 9 a.m. PDT on 14 April, demonstrating how to automate the process of optimizing blade design with best in class computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools.

KDFW Kanarangui interview

March 15, 2011

Good Day at 7AM KDFW (Fox)Dallas, TX DMA: 5 Mar 15 2011 7:24AM CDT Programming Type: News

Radiation leaks in Japan pose little risk to U.S.

March 18, 2011

The release of nuclear radiation in Japan has some Americans so panicked that they're buying up potassium iodide supplements to prevent thyroid cancer from radiation exposure.

Radiation fears cause run on iodide pills in North Texas

March 16, 2011

DALLAS — No matter how small the possibility of radiation from Japan actually reaching the West Coast of the United States — much less here in Texas — but that hasn't stopped North Texans from pushing the panic button.

Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Raises Concerns In North Texas

March 15, 2011

GLEN ROSE (CBSDFW.COM) - The Comanche Peak nuclear power plant pushed back the date to bring two new reactors online, however officials say the decision is not related to the nuclear emergency in Japan.

Researchers use nanotechnology in gene detection to show disposition to certain cancers

March 11, 2011

(Nanowerk News) Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington are perfecting a system to detect a gene mutation implicated in 90 percent of pancreatic cancers and often in lung cancer by running tiny amounts of blood over nanomaterials.

University of Texas at Arlington relies on its brainpower to succeed

March 12, 2011

T-Arlington is sometimes referred to the “other UT” around these parts, with UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and UT-Dallas in Richardson getting the lion’s share of publicity and donations.

Tier-One Contender Wary of Cuts

March 2011

Two miles from the site of Super bowl XLV, inside the University of Texas at Arlington’s new 234,000-square foot multi-disciplinary research building, Mario Romero-Ortega, an associate professor of bioengineering, investigates how robotic arms could be made more reliable and lifelike for amputees returning from war.

With Drive (and Without a Law Degree), a Texan Fights for Immigrants

March 06, 2011

From the office of his commercial real estate company here, Mr. Isenberg confers by webcam with Saad Nabeel, a college student who once lived in Texas but now calls from Kuala Lumpur.

Harley Sportster: D&D Bob Cat Exhaust

March 4, 2011

D&D has released the 2004 through 2011 Bob Cat Sportster Pipe that pumps out performance, torque and a soul-satisfying tone. The 2-into-1 full pipe comes equipped with heat shields and a flawless finish in black or chrome.

Enthusiasts also can select the materials and finishes on the Sportster Bob Cat muffler. The end caps are available in black or chrome with the canister offered in polished aluminum, black or carbon fiber. Bob Cat works with both mid-controls and forward-controls.

D&D Performance Enterprises is using their new Concentric Flow Baffle System on the Bob Cat pipe. This new and innovative baffle system was first introduced on the 2009 Harley-Davidson bagger line. Applied to the Sportster line, it improves torque and horsepower by as much as 10% as well as reducing the bark at WOT.

The new baffle technology is derived from collaboration with the University of Texas at Arlington Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering department. Dr. Bob Woods and his students worked with D&D to deliver the exhaust trifecta - reduced noise, performance improvement and enhanced Harley-rumble.

D&D provides a performance kit option for the Harley-Davidson Sportster that includes a Bob Cat and a Zipper's HiFlow air cleaner. This combination for the Harley-Davidson Sportster delivers the greatest bang for the performance-minded buck.

Play Therapy for Cerebral Palsy

March 2011

Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington are making computer games to help children with cerebral palsy.

Who's Doing What: ASCE Honors Pulido as New Face of Civil Engineering

March 05, 2011

G.G. Pique Retires; Rooney Steps in at Energy Recovery Inc. Energy Recovery Inc., a company that focuses on energy recovery devices for desalination, announced that its CEO G.G. Pique was retiring and that Thomas S. Rooney, Jr. was appointed to the position, effective Feb. 16.

February 2011

UT Arlington Honors Collaborative Research During March 4 Engineering Research Building Dedication

February 2011

UT Arlington Honors Collaborative Research During March 4 Engineering Research Building Dedication

Faculty proposes engineering, nursing programs

February 22, 2011

The University of Dallas could soon offer degrees in electrical engineering and nursing.

The University faculty sent proposals last month for programs in electrical engineering through the University of Texas at Arlington and in nursing through Texas Woman's University, according to Academic Dean Dr. Charles W. Eaker.

Engineering Research Building dedication set for Friday

February 28, 2011

Hailed as an innovative facility that will define the next generation of research at UT Arlington, the Engineering Research Building debuts with a dedication and ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. Friday, March 4.

Five Questions Friday: Senai Andai, student at University of Texas at Arlington

February 04, 2011

Name: Senai Andai Title: Mechanical Engineering Student, Battlebots IQ Team founder School: University of Texas at Arlington Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Here comes $4 gasoline

February 18, 2011

At first blush, a replay of the 2008 gas price spike seems far fetched. The biggest driver of U.S. gasoline prices is the cost of crude oil, and near-month oil futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange have sat out the scorching commodities rally. They lately fetched $85, some 40% below the crisis peak.

Sam Hinojosa Named Young Engineer of the Year (COE Alumnus: Sam Hinojosa)

February 15, 2011

The American Society of Civil Engineer's Fort Worth Branch announced that Sam Hinojosa is the recipient of Edmund Friedman Young Engineer of the Year Award.

Bakintas named Engineer of Year (COE Alumnus: Konstantine Bakintas)

February 15, 2011

Konstantine Bakintas, PE, has been named Engineer of the Year by the DFW Mid-Cities Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers.

RFID Showcase: Coming to the AID of Healthcare

February 2011

Many companies focus on the realm of RFID (radio frequency identification) for healthcare, and there have been some significant challenges both on the R&D side and the practitioner’s implementation side.

CFP:6th International ICST Conference on Communications and Networking in China (COE Professor: Jing Liang)

February 2011

Overview: The aim of CHINACOM is to bring together Chinese and international researchers and practitioners in networking and communications under one roof to show recent research advances in communications and networking. Following the great success of the past CHINACOM2006-2010, CHINACOM2011 will be held in Harbin, China in August 2011.

Texans to Celebrate Their Vast Renewable Energy Resources During Texas Energy Independence Week (COE Professor Wei-Jen Lee)

February 14, 2011

Austin, Texas At Texas Energy Independence Week professors from five leading Texas universities speak on renewable energy policy and technology research in the first of two forums at the Texas State Capitol Building. At the second forum corporate and governmental leaders discuss the relationship of natural gas and renewables and make a case for a robust role for renewable energy in Texas' energy mix.

Preston Trail Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers announces the Engineer of the YearWeek (COE Professor Wei-Jen Lee)

February 11, 2011

The Preston Trail Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) is pleased to announce the recipient of the Chapter’s 2011 Enigneer of the Year Award.

Engineering team to aid cerebral palsy assessment, treatment with new computer game (COE Professor Makedon and team)

February 14, 2011

A University of Texas at Arlington College of Engineering team has received two National Science Foundation grants worth a combined $802,000 to develop an adaptive, game-driven system to improve physical and mental assessments of children with cerebral palsy.

Elsevier Launches Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems (COE Professor: Ishfaq Ahmad)

February 16, 2011

AMSTERDAM, February 16, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- New Journal to Publish Research Finding Related to Energy-Aware and Thermal-Aware Management of Computing Resources Elsevier, a leading global publisher of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, announced today the launch of Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems ( The journal aims to publish the myriad of research findings related to energy-aware and thermal-aware management of computing resources. Equally important is a spectrum of related research issues such as applications of computing that can have ecological and societal impacts.

Professor: Cowboys Stadium design was unprepared to deal with ice; 'They should've seen it coming' (COE Professor: Guillermo Ramirez)

February 10, 2011

According to a UT-Arlington professor, the injuries of seven people caused by ice falling at Cowboys Stadium could have been avoided if stadium designers considered design alternatives.

Today's THV travels to MS to learn about lignite coal mining

February 11, 2011

Some say an untapped resource could be the saving grace for Southern Arkansas counties and move our country toward cheaper and more domestic sources of oil.

New generation of prosthetic gets closer to the real limb (BE Professor: Romero-Ortega)

February 10, 2011

A UT Arlington bioengineer has built a neural interface that he thinks will lead to a better prosthetic arm that will allow more movement and eventually sensation for military veterans who desperately need them.


February 10, 2011

His first novel, Conspiracy in the Heartland, follows main character Jackophant as he leads a group of conspirators in taking over the world. As they edge closer to world domination, only the heartland of the United States stands in the way of their ultimate goal.

Allied Electronics Supports Regional Future City Competition (COE sponsored/hosted event)

February 8, 2011

FORT WORTH, TX, Feb 08, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Fort Worth-based Allied Electronics and the Fort Worth Section of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) teamed up to financially support and participate in the North Texas Regional Future City Competition. The 19th annual competition took place Saturday, Jan. 22 at the University of Texas at Arlington.

NASA Day of Remembrance (Alumnus: Kalpana Chawla)

February 4, 2011

Washington D.C. (January 27, 2011) – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration held a Day of Remembrance last Thursday, an agency-wide “Day of Remembrance” recognized each January to honor the fallen crews of Apollo 1, space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, and others who have given their lives in the cause of exploration.

January 2011

January 30, 2011

Alumnus Michael Vickers is in a race that started four and a half years ago and right now, he’s unsure if he’s first.

Mr. Wick Goes to Plano

January 27, 2011

I’m not sure our Supreme Leader Wick, aka Mr. Downtown/Park Cities, has ever ventured north of LBJ. But he made an exception last night, heading to Ken Schnitzer’s Park Place Jaguar Plano for a bash marking D CEO’s January issue , which includes a 50-page special report on DFW’s technology industry.

DS SolidWorks Sells Millionth Education License (ME Junior Senai Andai)

January 31, 2011

Dassault Systèmes (DS) SolidWorks Corp. today announced that one million SolidWorks® design software licenses have been purchased by educational institutions. Many millions of students at these institutions have fuelled their studies in science, technology, engineering, and math, and gone on to obtain rewarding careers in the design and engineering community.

Thelma F. Box Joins Lockwood, Andrews & Newman Inc. as Director of Engineering

January 27, 2011

Thelma Flores Box, P.E., joined Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. (LAN) as director of engineering for the firm’s Infrastructure Extended Texas Business Group. In this role, Box will direct the activities of infrastructure staff in the company’s Dallas and Fort Worth offices.

UT-Arlington hopes to double research space of Nanofab center

January 26, 2011

To increase nanotechnology research support, the university wants to double the space of its Nanofab center that is reaching its capacity.

With the new research building, UTA looks to hire additional faculty to help generate research activity

January 17, 2011

As faculty members begin to settle in to the new Engineering Research Building, the university will begin hiring new faculty members to increase its research activity and annual generated revenue to help reach recognition as a national research institution.

Gov. Perry Appoints Three to Texas Board of Professional Engineers

January 11, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed three members to the Texas Board of Professional Engineers for terms to expire Sept. 26, 2015. The board licenses qualified engineers, enforces the Texas Engineering Practice Act and regulates the practice of professional engineering in Texas.

Jacqueline Janney

January 2011

Jacqueline Janney is a sophomore at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) majoring in industrial engineering. Ever since her freshman year in high school, Jacqueline has been active in resolving environmental issues. While in high school, she participated in a special program called SEE Team (School of Environmental Engineering). Through this program she learned about global efforts and put what she learned into action by removing invasive species in New Orleans’ marshes.

Sungho Jin lectures nanotechnology at UT Arlington

January 19, 2011

Juan Franco has had a hard time taking notes in class ever since he broke his right arm in a bicycle accident two weeks ago.

Kay Bailey Hutchison: Giving Texas a scientific advantage

January 06, 2011

Texas is uniquely blessed with a thriving network of research institutions and an inventive spirit that propels us forward in scientific advancements and technology breakthroughs. We attract world-class talent, and we are able to realize the full potential of their work because of our state's leading institutions' commitment to work collaboratively. These strengths have enabled Texas to establish an innovation infrastructure that we must continue to strengthen and expand in order to maintain our leading edge.