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Winter 2016

Inquiry Magazine Archive

  • Spring 2016

    Spring 2016: Premium Blend

    Found in everything from space shuttles to dental fillings, composite materials have thoroughly infiltrated modern society. But their potential is still greatly untapped, offering researchers ample opportunity for discovery.

  • Fall 2015

    Fall 2015: Collision Course

    Within the particle showers created at the Large Hadron Collider, answers to some of the universe’s mysteries are waiting.

  • Spring 2015

    Spring 2015: Almost Human

    Model systems like pigeons can help illuminate our own evolutionary and genomic history.

  • Fall 2014

    Fall 2014: Small Wonder

    UT Arlington's tiny windmills are bringing renewable energy to a whole new scale.

  • Winter 2014

    Winter 2014: Overdue for an Overhaul

    The stability of our highways, pipelines, and even manholes is reaching a breaking point.

  • 2012

    2012: Mystery solved?

    Scientists believe they have discovered a subatomic particle that is crucial to understanding the universe.

  • 2011

    2011: Boosting brain power

    UT Arlington researchers unlock clues to the human body’s most mysterious and complex organ.

  • 2010

    2010: Powered by genetics

    UT Arlington researchers probe the hidden world of microbes in search of renewable energy sources.

  • 2009

    2009: Winning the battle against pain

    Wounded soldiers are benefiting from Robert Gatchel’s program that combines physical rehabilitation with treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • 2009

    2007: Sensing a solution

    Tiny sensors implanted in the body show promise in combating acid reflux disease, pain and other health problems.

  • 2006

    2006:Semiconductors: The next generation

    Nanotechnology researchers pursue hybrid silicon chips with life-saving potential.

  • 2005

    2005: Imaging is everything

    Biomedical engineers combat diseases with procedures that are painless to patients.



These grants cover everything from global warming to film festivals 

The National Science Foundation's Division of Ocean Sciences awarded a $403,114 grant to Arne Winguth, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, for a three-year study examining global warming events that happened in the Early Paleogene, roughly 66 to 45 million years ago.

Kaushik De, physics professor and director of the High-Energy Physics Group, is leading a $1.06 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to upgrade the software that runs on the Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility to support extremely data-heavy scientific applications.

Robert Magnusson, UTA's Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics, won a three-year, $370,000 National Science Foundation grant to create engineered nanoscale amplifiers and lasers.

Computer science and engineering Professor Roger Walker is leading a two-year, $671,011 TxDOT project to assess whether scanning lasers can accurately measure the microtexture of aggregates, which are used in asphalt and concrete mixtures.

Associate Professor of art and film Bart Weiss received a National Endowment for the Arts grant for his annual Dallas Video Festival, which celebrates its 29th season this year.

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