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UTA alumnus working for NASA

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Joe Cloud, who is a pathway intern at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, was profiled in a Waxahachie Daily Light story. Cloud is a UTA graduate in computer science and engineering, where he conducted robotics research. The profile story was also published in the Austin American-Statesman and California’s Daily Republic.

Emerging leadership award

Monday, August 12, 2019

Rassel Raihan, a research scientist at the Institute for Predictive Performance Methodologies at the UTA Research Institute, is a recipient of the Young Professionals Emerging Leadership Award from the Society of Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering, or SAMPE, Targeted News Service reported.

Lockheed Martin collaboration

Monday, August 12, 2019

Frank Lewis, the Moncrief-O’Donnell Chair and professor of electrical engineering, and Yan Wan, an associate professor of electrical engineering, are helping Lockheed Martin determine how to use sensors on vehicles that are underwater, on the ground and in the air to measure and predict the activities of a target, Inforsurhoy.com reported.

Senior on winning team

Monday, August 12, 2019

UTA senior Nalah Williams, a member of the winning American Society of Civil Engineers' Construction Institute Student Days team this year, appreciated the chance to talk to the young construction professionals who were in her shoes not so long ago, ASCE News reported. "I’m a hands-on person, so I appreciate that in construction I’m doing some design and office work, but I’m also able to actually get out in the field and see what we’re working on in person," Williams said. Student Days is a program that helps prepare aspiring construction engineers for the transition. The event hosts 36 college students each year by invitation only and is based on applications.

Tech Titans finalist

Friday, August 9, 2019

Tech Titans, Texas' largest technology trade association, selected Muthu Wijesundara, principal research scientist at the UTA Research Institute, as a finalist in the Tech Titans Technology Inventor Award, Targeted News Service reported. He was chosen for breakthroughs that advance engineering, medicine and science, 

Health care robotics

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The health care assistive robot market is projected to top $2.4 billion by the end of 2029, Technology.org reported. Initiatives at UTA and the UTA Research Institute are bridging the gap between academic research and product development in the fields of biomedical technologies, robotics and advanced manufacturing and will further accelerate regional industry growth.

Treatment plants in zone

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Alex MacLean’s aerial images of the U.S. East Coast illustrate just how much infrastructure rests in the coastal danger zone, Hakai Magazine reported. Michelle Hummel, a UTA civil engineering assistant professor, is the lead author of a paper on how many sewage treatment plants fall within that zone, She said people often fixate on flooding of their homes, but from a national perspective, five times as many people will lose service when sewage plants fail than will experience direct flooding. 

Working with Lockheed Martin

Monday, August 5, 2019

Frank Lewis, the Moncrief-O’Donnell Chair and professor of electrical engineering, and Yan Wan, an associate professor of electrical engineering, are working with Lockheed Martin to figure out how to utilize sensors on vehicles that are in the air, on the ground, or underwater to measure and predict a target’s activities, ASEE’s First Bell, Dallas Innovates and the Fort Worth Business Press reported.

Unmanned vehicles

Friday, August 2, 2019

UTA’s Frank Lewis, the Moncrief-O’Donnell Chair and professor of electrical engineering, and Yan Wan, an associate professor of electrical engineering, are teaming with Lockheed Martin Corp. to optimize sensors on unmanned vehicles. The project will determine an algorithm for sensors on vehicles that travel underwater, on the ground and in the air to measure and predict the activities of a target, Fort Worth Business Press reported.

Urban watershed-systems

Friday, August 2, 2019

Urban planners, scholars, environmental organizations, designers, water officials and elected officials will converge at UTA this month for a workshop to examine the complexities that make up urban-watershed systems, Mirage News reported. Adrian Parr, dean of the UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, is the lead investigator on the National Science Foundation-funded workshop.

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