Skip to content. Skip to main navigation.

In the News 2016

June

Texas Autocross

Thursday, June 30, 2016

The familiar revving of student-designed and built FSAE racecars will be the norm at the 16th Annual Texas Autocross Weekend scheduled July 9-10 on The University of Texas at Arlington campus, Dallas Innovates reported. For the first time, one of the UTA competition cars will be an all-electric vehicle powered by four student-designed, in-wheel motors. As with other high performance electric cars, this car is capable of much better acceleration than a regular combustion car.

Entrepreneur honor

Thursday, June 30, 2016

IndiaWest.com reported that five Indian Americans, including a UTA alumnus, are among this year’s regional Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year winners. Raj Malik is the president and chief executive officer of Irving-based BioWorld Merchandising. He won in the consumer products category at the Southwest regional June 25 banquet. Malik earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from UTA.

Health forum

Friday, June 17, 2016

EE Times reported on the 5th annual Health Technology Forum Innovation Conference, which is the brainchild of alumnus Pronoy Saha. The conference explores the intersection of digital innovation and health care, showing that technology and compassion aren’t mutually exclusive. Saha earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from UTA.

Sewer robot

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The University of Texas at Arlington and the city of Arlington are collaborating on using a sewer robot to look for potential problems in those pipes, Water Online reported. Equipped with a high-def video camera, lasers, sonar and sensors, the robot evaluates the city’s sewer pipes to see where a problem might occur. Civil Engineering Chair and Professor Ali Abolmaali is leading the UTA effort. “We’ll make recommendations for what to do based on where the robots and sonar detects anomalies within the pipes. This research could provide a blueprint for other cities to copy.”

UTA-EPA agreement

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The University of Texas at Arlington and the Environmental Protection Agency signed a memo of understanding to address a growing need for environmental engineering workers, the American Society for Engineering Education’s First Bell e-newsletter reported. The story originally appeared in Fort Worth Business.

UTA alumni retiring

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Chris Burkett, Mansfield's assistant city manager, is retiring after 33 years service and having guided that city through many changes, the Star-Telegram reported. Burkett graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington with a bachelor's of science in civil engineering.

Assistive robots

Friday, June 10, 2016

In the not-too-distant future, robots could do everyday tasks for humans, the National Science Foundation Discovery website and Phys.org reported. Dan Popa, a former UTA professor and now at the University of Louisville, was interviewed in the article. Popa still teams with researchers and professors at UTA. One of the projects he continues to work on with UTA is a nursing assistant robot.

New director

Friday, June 10, 2016

Matthew Wright, a UTA associate professor in computer science and engineering, has been named director of the Rochester Institute of Technology's Center for Cybersecurity, the Rochester (N.Y.) Business Journal reported. Wright also will become a faculty member in the Department of Computing Security.

Scholarship winner

Friday, June 10, 2016

Megan Clawson received a Liberty, Texas, Rotary Club scholarship, The Vindicator reported. Clawson plans to attend UTA studying computer science. She wants to become a health care systems analyst working in a hospital.

UTA-EPA partnership

Thursday, June 9, 2016

A newly announced partnership between The University of Texas at Arlington and the Environmental Protection Agency targets a growing need for environmental engineering workers, Fort Worth Business reported. “What we’re trying to do is focus on the larger areas of environmental and occupational safety training,” said UTA President Vistasp Karbhari, referring to his school’s longtime role in training EPA workers in occupational safety and health.

Flash flood phone app

Thursday, June 9, 2016

An app developed by a UTA professor allows users to file reports when they see flash flooding in creeks, streams, streets and in houses, KOMO AM 1000 in Seattle, Wash., and WKXW FM 101.5 in Trenton, N.J., reported. D.J. Seo, associate professor of civil engineering at UTA, developed the free Google Play app, called iSeeFlood. The app is available for Android users. An iPhone version is being considered.

City using UTA sewer robot

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The city of Arlington is collaborating with UTA researchers in using robots to determine the health of its sewer pipes, the Star-Telegram reported.

Summit at UTA

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

BionorthTX will have its second annual iC3 Life Science Summit at UTA Oct. 26, Virtual Strategy Magazine reported.

Flash flooding app

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

An app developed by a UTA professor allows users to file reports when they see flash flooding in creeks, streams, streets and in houses, the National Science Foundation website, Crowdsourcing.com, Claims Journal, the Olympian and other websites reported. D.J. Seo, associate professor of civil engineering at UTA , developed the free Google Play app, called iSeeFlood. The app is available for Android users. An iPhone version is being considered.

Scholarship winner

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Informed Infrastructures reported that the ACI Foundation, the non-profit subsidiary of American Concrete Institute that facilitates industry research, collaboration, student fellowships and scholarships, has announced the 17 recipients of the 2016-2017 fellowships and scholarships. UTA student Shuveksha Tuladhar received the ACI Katharine & Bryant Mather Scholarship.

Flood report

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Washington Times and Claims Journal reported that D.J. Seo, a UTA associate professor of civil engineering, has launched the crowdsourcing app, iSeeFlood, that will allow real-time flooding to be reported.

Student scholar

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

ForConstructionPros.com reported that the ACI Foundation, the non-profit subsidiary of American Concrete Institute that facilitates industry research, collaboration, student fellowships and scholarships, has announced the 17 recipients of the 2016-2017 fellowships and scholarships. UTA student Shuveksha Tuladhar received the ACI Katharine & Bryant Mather Scholarship.

Diamond semiconductors

Monday, June 6, 2016

Electronic Products reported that joint research between the University of Wisconsin-Madison and The University of Texas at Arlington has developed a new method for doping single crystals of diamond, which could help diamonds realize their full potential as semiconductors.

iSeeFlood

Monday, June 6, 2016

UTA Civil Engineering Associate Professor D.J. Seo created the iSeeFlood app, which allows people to report flooding when they spot high water, Homeland Security News Wire, Idaho Statesman, The News & Observer, Miami Herald, The Washington Times and various other media outlets reported.

Flash flood app

Friday, June 3, 2016

An app developed by a UT-Arlington professor allows users to file reports when they see flash flooding in creeks, streams, streets and in houses, KXAS/NBC 5, KDFW/Fox 4, Phys.org, Informed Infrastructure and other websites reported. D.J. Seo, associate professor of civil engineering at UTA , developed the free Google Play app, called iSeeFlood. The app is available for Android users. An iPhone version is being considered.

Diamond use

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Joint research between the University of Wisconsin-Madison and The University of Texas at Arlington has developed a new method for doping single crystals of diamond, which could help diamonds realize their full potential as semiconductors, the IEEE's Spectrum reported. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers magazine reported on the research, which was recently published in the Journal of Applied Physics. The research showed the superior thermal properties of diamonds compared with those of silicon.

Flash flood help

Thursday, June 2, 2016

An Arlington professor is combining data from radar and high-tech sensors as well as crowd-sourced information to help warn people about flash flooding, The Dallas Morning News reported. The iSeeFlood app -- created by UTA Civil Engineering Associate Professor D.J. Seo --allows people to report flooding when they spot high water.

Using lasers on roads

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Scanning lasers are being investigated as a tool to measure microtexture of aggregates used in asphalt and concrete mixtures, and could someday replace the camera-based systems used by transportation agencies today, Photonics.com reported. Professor Roger Walker, who is in the UTA Computer Science and Engineering Department, is leading the $671,011 project funded by the Texas Department of Transportation. Walker said the lasers will enable more accurate measurements.

Engineer helps UAVs work together

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

A University of Texas at Arlington aerospace engineer has won an Air Force Research Laboratory grant to improve the ability of unmanned vehicle systems to work together and better analyze data collected within an environment, ScienceMag and MyInforms.com reported. Kamesh Subbarao, the UTA engineer, will design a system that will allow spacecraft to know where another is located.

Flash flood app

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

D.J. Seo, associate professor of civil engineering, was featured in a WFAA News 8 Daybreak story about a cell phone app his team released Friday that allows users to report flash flooding.

Valedictorian chooses UTA

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Casey Cravey, the 2016 Denison High School valedictorian, shared with his classmates his lessons along the way to graduation, the Herald Democrat reported. Carvey plans to attend UTA to study mechanical engineering. Because of his math and science skills, he said it made the most sense to pursue a career that would involve creating projects. Cravey said one of the main reasons he chose UTA was because of the UTA racing team, which he believes would be a fun experience in college.

Scholarship winner

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

David Juan, a Dallas Wilson High School graduate who will attend UTA, recently received a $5,000 scholarship from Tommy Terrific’s Carwash, the Lakewood Advocate and Carwash.com reported.

May

Flash flood data

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

D.J. Seo, associate professor of civil engineering, was featured in a story about a cell phone app his team released Friday that allows users to report flash flooding, KRLD AM 1080 and WFAA/ABC 8  reported. 

Popular MOOC

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

UTA's Introduction of Engineering was listed as in the top 10 of most popular MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses in the nation, OpenCulture.com reported. In June alone, the article stated more than 300 free MOOC courses will start.

Flash flood data

Friday, May 27, 2016

KTVT/CBS 11 and the Star-Telegram reported that D.J. Seo, a UTA associate professor of civil engineering, today will launch the crowdsourcing application iSeeFlood, which will allow real-time flooding information to be reported. The free app adds another layer to existing flood gauges and will work with the network of CASA (Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere) radars stationed across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Diamonds as semiconductors

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and The University of Texas at Arlington have taken an important step toward prepping diamonds for their debut as semiconductors, with a new way to dope a single crystal of a diamond, which is a crucial process for developing electronic devices, Electronics 360 reported.

SEIR Building

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The University of Texas at Arlington will begin construction in fall of 2016 on the $125 million Science and Engineering Innovation and Research Building, Tradeline reported. Designed by Page and ZGF Architects to support collaborative, team-based learning and discovery, the six-story, 220,000-square foot facility will provide two floors of instructional space, with research activities occupying four floors and a basement level.

Road improvements

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Informed Infrastructure reported that a University of Texas at Arlington engineer is working with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute to assess whether scanning lasers can accurately measure microtexture of aggregates, which are used in asphalt and concrete mixtures. 

Data-driven discovery

Monday, May 23, 2016

Equipment World reported that Roger Walker, a UTA professor of computer science and engineering, is working with the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M to assess whether scanning lasers can accurately measure the microtexture of aggregates used in asphalt and concrete mixtures. The two-year, $671,011 project is funded through the Texas Department of Transportation, which currently uses camera-based systems to assess aggregate characteristics.

Laser technology

Friday, May 20, 2016

A University of Texas at Arlington engineer is working with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute to assess whether scanning lasers can accurately measure microtexture of aggregates, which are used in asphalt and concrete mixtures, Photonics Online and Lidarnews.com reported.

Laser technology

Thursday, May 19, 2016

AZO Optics reported that Roger Walker, a UTA professor of computer science and engineering, is working with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute to assess whether scanning lasers can accurately measure microtexture of aggregates, which are used in asphalt and concrete mixtures. The two-year, $671,011 project is funded through the Texas Department of Transportation. The agency currently uses camera-based systems to assess aggregate characteristics. The project is also noted on the TXDOT website.

Brain signals

Thursday, May 19, 2016

KTVN/CBS 2 (Reno, Nev.) aired a story in which Jodi Tommerdahl, a UTA associate professor in the College of Education, was interviewed about interdisciplinary research with the Colleges of Science, Engineering and School of Social Work. The work is focused on identifying brain signals associated with anger. The goal is to build a wearable device that would help violent offenders manage the emotions that often get them into trouble. The story initially appeared on KTVT/CBS 11.

SEIR building approved

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Arlington Voice reported that The University of Texas System’s Board of Regents approved the design of a new $125 million science and engineering building on the UTA campus. The Science and Engineering Innovation and Research (SEIR) building will support enrollment growth across the campus and further the university’s health science initiatives.

Minority boost needed in STEM

Thursday, May 19, 2016

A Florida Politics.com column about the need for boosting the number of African-Americans in the STEM disciplines cited a March article in American Scientist by Ashanti Johnson, UTA assistant vice provost for faculty recruitment and and associate professor of earth and environmental sciences. Johnson wrote: “A highly diverse team generates more innovative ideas than a homogeneous one.”

Brain signals

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

KIMT/CBS 3 (Rochester, Minn.) aired a story in which Jodi Tommerdahl, a UTA associate professor in the College of Education, was interviewed about collaboration with the Colleges of Science, Engineering and School of Social Work. The research is focused on identifying brain signals associated with anger. The goal is to build a wearable device that would help violent offenders manage the emotions that often get them into trouble. The story initially appeared on KTVT/CBS 11.

Interdisciplinary research

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

KTVT/CBS 11 interviewed Jodi Tommerdahl, a UTA associate professor in the College of Education, about research collaboration with UTA's Colleges of Science, Engineering and School of Social Work that is focused on identifying brain signals associated with anger. The goal is to build a wearable device that would help violent offenders manage the emotions that often get them into trouble. A web version of the story appears at CBSDFW.com. KOTV/CBS 6 (Tulsa, Okla.) and WBBA/ABC 7 (Jackson, Tenn.) aired segments of the CBS 11 broadcast.

SEIR building

Monday, May 16, 2016

The UT System Board of Regents approved the design of the new 220,000-square-foot Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building, which will enable UTA to serve more students and expand its health science focus, KRLD/1080 AM reported.

Measuring brain function

Monday, May 2, 2016

George Kondraske, founding director of UTA’s Human Performance Institute, was cited in a Pittsburg Post-Gazette as a developer of RC21X, a web-based program that measures brain function -- especially useful for football players who have experienced game-related head injuries. A recent appellate court ruling upholding a National Football League settlement with retired players could be a boon to RC21X.

 ∧