### 2017 Math News

##### Mathematics Professor Han honored for 35 years at UTA during retirement reception

Dr. Chien-Pai Han, left, accepts a plaque from Dr. Jianzhong Su, math department chair, honoring Han’s 35-year UTA career.

##### Alvarez receives awards from Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics

A mathematics professor at The University of Texas at Arlington has received a pair of awards for his contributions to mathematics education at the state and national levels.

##### Association for Women in Mathematics honors UTA students

The Association for Women in Mathematics honored The University of Texas at Arlington’s AWM student chapter with its inaugural national award for fundraising and sustainability.

##### UTA honors Kribs' teaching, research with 3 major awards

Christopher Kribs with the awards he received from UTA in April, along with the UT System Regents Outstanding Teaching Award he received last August.

##### Two UTA students earn prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program funding to support doctoral studies

Two University of Texas at Arlington College of Science students have been named recipients of National Science Foundation funds to further their graduate education through the NSF’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program for 2017.

##### UTA, UT Southwestern researchers’ findings challenge current approach to rare pediatric neurological disorder

Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have discovered that diet changes and early diagnosis could help outcomes for patients with Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency, a rare pediatric neurological disorder that can cause motor developmental problems and trigger seizures and epilepsy.

##### UTA researcher uses mathematical modeling to predict student success, dropout rates

A researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington has used mathematical modeling to demonstrate that negative peer pressures can spread in a high-risk setting, influencing students’ decisions to drop out of school.

##### UTA researchers to develop new math theory for improvement of imaging technology

Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington are working on a project which could have a sizable impact on imaging technologies, by developing new mathematical theories that can help solve outstanding problems.