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News Releases by Herb Booth

Media Contact Herb Booth was found in 63 news releases in the year 2017.

October 2017

  • UTA aerospace engineer receives Army Research Lab grant to advance limitations of computed tomography
    Creating better scans

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, research

    An aerospace engineering professor is working with a U.S. Army grant to develop new techniques that will better recognize manufacturing flaws and structural damage to composites in aircraft.

  • UTA researchers earn grant to help Texas city prioritize post-Harvey debris cleanup
    Mapping a mess

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, environment, research

    UTA researchers have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to use unmanned aerial vehicles to create highly accurate 3D and profile maps of the storm debris in Beaumont, Texas, so the city knows the full extent of what it needs to remove.

  • UTA researcher earns grant to develop gas sensor to detect lung cancer from breath
    Cancer detector

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, medicine, research

    An assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering Department has received a Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas grant to develop a non-invasive means to detect early stage lung cancer through biomarkers in a patient’s breath instead. CPRIT grants reward high-risk, high-impact research that can result in major breakthroughs in detecting and treating cancer.

  • UTA bioengineering team to collaborate with UT Southwestern neonatal team to facilitate bedside monitoring with advanced analysis that helps assess brain problems
    Neonatal help

    Monday, October 9, 2017

    News Topics: biology, engineering, medicine, research

    A UTA bioengineering team will integrate a portable brain imaging system with an advanced signal-processing technique to better measure babies' neurophysiology, which would provide physicians the analysis needed to treat encephalopathy or brain swelling more quickly.

  • UTA civil engineer earns grant to implement hyper-resolution modeling for the National Water Model
    Precision forecasting

    Monday, October 2, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, environment, research, weather

    D.J. Seo, a professor in UTA’s Civil Engineering Department, is using a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grant to implement the National Weather Map at a street-resolving resolution for a model domain in Arlington and Grand Prairie.

September 2017

August 2017

  • UTA researcher’s data on Brays Bayou helps Houston area prepare, initiate effective emergency plans
    Bayou connection

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, environment, global, research, weather

    A UTA civil and environmental engineer is using his radar-based flood warning system on a Houston bayou to provide data for emergency planners.

  • Equipment grant will allow UTA researchers to safely send, receive high-speed data
    Securing data

    Friday, August 25, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, innovation, Internet, research, sustainability

    A UTA electrical engineering professor will use an equipment grant from the Department of Defense to significantly upgrade researchers’ ability to send and receive encrypted high-speed data securely through optical cables.

  • UTA adds transfer students to list of scholarship recipients
    Terry Scholars

    Friday, August 25, 2017

    News Topics: awards, students

    This year, transfer students are added to list of Terry Scholar recipients. The prestigious award is given to students who have displayed great academic and leadership potential, among other attributes.

  • Student team earns award at national competition
    Rising Star

    Friday, August 25, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, students, sustainability

    A UTA student senior design team won a national award from the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers’ Student Design Competition recently.

  • UTA researchers are refining their automated fact-checking system
    Finding fake news

    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    News Topics: communications, computer science, engineering, liberal arts, research

    A UTA computer science and engineering researcher and his team will use a National Science Foundation grant to further develop a tool that automatically checks claims that have not been checked before against knowledge databases and report if they are truthful.

  • UTA researchers working to develop new tool for non-invasive neuromodulation of human brain
    Making (brain) waves

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, health and fitness, research

    A UTA bioengineering professor is leading a multi-institution team to develop a tool to be used for non-invasive, neuromodulation of the brain using infrared light. The research is funded through a highly competitive National Institutes of Health research grant.

  • UTA researcher developing airborne network computing platform for UAVs
    Aerial computing

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, research, sustainability

    A UTA electrical engineering researcher is leading a National Science Foundation-funded multi-institution project that will develop a networked airborne computing platform for multiple unmanned aerial systems.

  • Water agencies' funded pipe research could lead to standards used in future infrastructure
    Pipe behavior

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, innovation, research, sustainability

    The Tarrant Regional Water District and Water Research Foundation have issued a grant to a UTA civil engineering professor that will model large-diameter water transmission pipes in various types of soil. Results could lead to modeling standards in the industry.

  • UTA researchers earn grant to design robot-based vocational assessment, training
    Automated training

    Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, manufacturing, research

    A UTA computer science and engineering professor is designing iWork, a smart, robot-based system that assesses workers’ skills while they perform simulated manufacturing tasks.

  • UTA team brings robotic main inspections to Ennis
    Budding collaboration

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, research, sustainability

    UTA and the city of Arlington have taken sewer robot technology to Ennis to help that Ellis County city inspect its pipes for corrosion. The collaboration is the first outside of Arlington, which UTA's robot is using to inspect several miles of its pipes.

  • UTA researcher seeks to minimize risks for unmanned aerial systems over populated areas
    Flying safely

    Monday, August 7, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, innovation, research

    Atilla Dogan, a UTA associate professor of aerospace engineering, will use a $550,000 National Science Foundation grant to quantify risks posed by unmanned aerial vehicles, especially in urban areas.

  • College of Business’ master of quantitative finance earns top mark
    High ranking

    Friday, August 4, 2017

    News Topics: business

    TFE Times ranked the UTA College of Business' master of quantitative finance degree as the second best in Texas. The company based the ranking in six different areas, including starting salary and GRE test scores.

  • Office of Naval Research grant to allow UTA researcher to study configuration, integration challenges of high-power, intermittent load power sources
    Battery tester

    Thursday, August 3, 2017

    News Topics: energy, engineering, research

    A UTA electrical engineering associate professor will study the configuration and integration challenges the U.S. Navy will face as it attempts to operate high-power, intermittent loads on its future ships.

  • American Society of Civil Engineers name UTA’s graduate student chapter tops in 2017
    Top chapter

    Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    News Topics: awards, engineering, student life, students, sustainability

    The University of Texas at Arlington’s ASCE Graduate Student Chapter has been named the chapter of the year by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Structural Engineering Institute.

July 2017

June 2017

  • Official Greer Lab opening marks conversion process’ increased product yield, commercial viability
    Gas to liquid

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    News Topics: chemistry, engineering, environment, manufacturing, research, sustainability

    The Conrad Greer Lab, made possible by a Greenway Innovative Energy gift, will convert natural gas to high-grade diesel and jet fuel, providing consumers with an alternative form of fuel.

  • UTA bioengineering assistant professor named Fellow of the American Heart Association
    Faculty Honor

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    News Topics: awards, engineering, faculty

    Yi Hong, an assistant professor in the Bioengineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been named a Fellow of the American Heart Association.

  • UTA researchers earn grant to develop solution that ensures user experience with data center optimization
    Efficiency experts

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, innovation, Internet, research

    Two UTA computer science and engineering researchers will start a National Science Foundation project that employs a mathematical solution to allow a better computer user experience while balancing computer network resources.

  • UTA-led interdisciplinary team to construct computer program to identify fake news
    National security

    Monday, June 12, 2017

    News Topics: communications, computer science, engineering, liberal arts, politics, research

    A UTA-led interdisciplinary, multi-institution team will use highly sophisticated algorithms to combat bots and the spread of fake news across the worldwide web. Researchers are hopeful the seed grant will lead to a much larger one that could help corral the proliferation of fake news across the Internet.

  • Cell phone application now available on iPhones
    Flash flood app

    Friday, June 2, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, environment, sustainability

    A UTA civil engineer's iSeeFlood app is now available for iPhones. The data weather watchers send in will help better forecast and predict where flash flooding takes place in urban areas.

  • UTA civil engineering professor to lead city of Arlington project evaluating manholes
    Sustaining infrastructure

    Friday, June 2, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, research, sustainability

    A UTA civil engineering associate professor will lead a team to evaluate the conditions of 350 of the city of Arlington's manholes. The information will be used to help prioritize the rest of the city's manholes.

  • UTA researcher earns grant to develop power-scalable compact semiconductor laser
    Powerful little lasers

    Friday, June 2, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, research

    A UTA electrical engineering professor is developing a smaller, more efficient, more powerful laser that could have applications in medicine, military and security. Weidong Zhou is using a High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office grant to design the laser.

May 2017

  • Magazine rates UTA College of Business’ EMBA as tops in state
    Prestigious ranking

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    News Topics: awards, business

    CEO Magazine has ranked the UTA College of Business' Executive MBA program as the top one in Texas. The rankings are based on learning environment, class sizes, tuition, fees, faculty, delivery methods, international diversity, gender make-up, work experience and professional development.

  • UTA educator awarded grant to focus on community college transfer students in STEM fields
    NSF CAREER award

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    News Topics: education, research, student life, students

    A UTA assistant professor received the first National Science Foundation CAREER award for the College of Education. Her research will lead to better outcomes for community college transfer students in the STEM fields.

  • UTA civil engineer’s book illustrates the power of recycled plastic in shoring up roads
    Soil reinforcement

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, faculty, research, sustainability, transportation

    A UTA civil engineer has written a book about his research concerning the use of recycled plastic pins to bolster soil strength surrounding Texas highways. His research has yielded positive results in some parts of North Texas.

  • UTA graduates largest class in University history
    2017 Commencement

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    News Topics: commencement

    UTA is graduating another record class this week. The Colleges of Nursing and Health Innovation and Engineering realized significant gains. About 5,600 students will receive undergraduate and graduate degrees this week.

  • Woods named 2017 Minnie Stevens Piper professor
    Piper professor

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    News Topics: awards, engineering, faculty, staff

    A San Antonio foundation has named Bob Woods a Piper Professor, a prestigious honor that recognizes outstanding college professors across Texas. Woods joined the UTA College of Engineering in 1974. He founded the student racing program in 1982.

April 2017

  • UTA Libraries awarded grant to test maker literacies program
    Makerspaces

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    News Topics: education, research, student life, students

    A UTA team will use an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant to identify and collaborate with three pilot sites to test the effectiveness of early-stage maker-based competencies. UTA's makerspace is the FabLab, which opened in 2014 and has been a leader in connecting maker services to campus needs.

  • UTA professor’s book explains complex world of public health, individual medical services
    Health Divided

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    News Topics: economics, faculty, liberal arts

    A UTA associate professor of political science wrote a recently published book exploring the U.S. health system and how it evolved into current health care.

  • UTA student wins UT System Regents award
    Short story winner

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    News Topics: awards, liberal arts, students

    A UTA senior won a UT System Board of Regents annual Regents’ Outstanding Arts and Humanities Award for a short story titled "Airstrikes." He was one of two award winners systemwide. The honor was created to foster excellence in student performance, reward outstanding students, stimulate the arts and humanities and promote continuous quality in education.

  • UTA bioengineer wins grant to train top doctoral students to use nanotechnology to battle cardiovascular, pulmonary ailments
    Nano leader

    Monday, April 17, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, students

    UTA has received a highly valued National Institutes of Health grant that will help the university train doctoral students in using and developing more nanotechnology tools that will battle cardiovascular and pulmonary ailments.

  • UTA engineer earns grant to develop materials for 3-D printed blood vessels for children
    Healing hearts

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, faculty, innovation

    An engineer at The University of Texas at Arlington has been awarded a $211,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop materials that will allow doctors to use a 3-D printer to create unique new blood vessels for children with vascular defects.

March 2017

  • CAPPA senior design project aims to reduce residential footprint
    Tiny houses

    Thursday, March 30, 2017

    News Topics: architecture, urban and public affairs

    Students from the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs are building tiny houses as their senior design projects. Parallel Construction is the name of CAPPA’s program offering students the opportunity to literally get their hands dirty, as they design and build projects.

  • Aim of assessment study to foster collaboration across region
    Fair housing

    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, social work, urban and public affairs

    A University of Texas at Arlington interdisciplinary study will assess fair housing challenges across the region, looking at proactively removing barriers among affected populations. The study has more than 20 entities involved now.

  • Vickery Meadow requests strategic plan from UTA’s Institute of Urban Studies
    Redevelopment

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    News Topics: research, urban and public affairs

    UTA's Institute of Urban Studies, a research center within the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, is formulating a strategic plan for a community in northwest Dallas called Vickery Meadow. The city of Dallas hopes the plan will foster inclusive and sustainable economic growth and area redevelopment.

  • Student senior design project yields patent on smart bandage
    Undergraduate research

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, faculty, medicine, research, student life, students

    The University of Texas at Arlington and Raytheon teamed up to secure a patent for a smart bandage device that a student engineering design team developed years ago.

February 2017

  • Racial, ethnic, gender bias occurs in pathway from teacher to principal
    Pathway to principal

    Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    News Topics: education, research

    A new College of Education study shows that race and sex still have an impact when public school teachers begin their ascent toward becoming a principal.

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management to meet growing workforce demands
    New degree

    Monday, February 20, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, students

    The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recently approved a new bachelor's degree in construction management for The University of Texas at Arlington. Enrollment started this semester.

  • UTA researcher earns TxDOT contract to use geocells to improve pavement infrastructure
    Improving infrastructure

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, innovation, manufacturing, research, sustainability, transportation

    A UTA civil engineering researcher will work with the Texas Department of Transportation to fill geocells with recycled materials that could lead to stronger, longer-lasting roads.

  • Surrounding real estate shows increase in value if near transit station
    Transit value

    Friday, February 10, 2017

    News Topics: architecture, urban and public affairs

    A UTA urban planning researcher discovered that single-family real estate values around transit stations increase only slightly but multi-family and commercial property values around those stations increase dramatically.

January 2017

  • UTA materials scientist invents breath monitor to detect flu
    Flu fighter

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, research

    A UTA Materials Science and Engineering professor has developed a device that can single out biomarkers in a person's breath to determine whether they have the flu. Perena Gouma's work about the device has been published recently in an academic journal.

  • UTA aerospace engineering professor named Fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics
    Faculty honor

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    News Topics: awards, engineering

    Frank Lu, a UTA professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, has been named a fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics for sustained contributions in gas dynamics and detonation-based technologies.

  • Engineering doctoral student earns NASA Pathways internship
    Aerospace intern

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, student life, students

    An aerospace doctoral student has received the prestigious Pathways internship at NASA Langley Research Center. Cody Ground will explore hypersonic mixing and injection for scramjet applications.

  • UTA electrical engineering professor earns society’s highest award
    Faculty honor

    Monday, January 23, 2017

    News Topics: awards, engineering, research

    A longtime UTA electrical engineering professor has been named a Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. J.-C. Chiao was recognized for achievements in micro medical devices and systems. He has 11 patents and will be formally inducted as a Fellow Jan. 30.

  • UTA researcher shows computer users are overconfident when dealing with junk emails
    Phishing emails

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    News Topics: business, computer science, Internet, research

    UTA researchers have shown in a new study that people are overconfident when they are actually dealing with phishing attacks in the business world. The study found that many people thought they had made correct judgment on an email, yet they did not.

  • UTA marketing classes provide options for St. Alban’s growth
    Marketing effort

    Monday, January 2, 2017

    News Topics: business, faculty, research, student life, students

    Students in the UTA College of Business' Marketing Department offered leaders at a neighboring church intricate, practical and valuable marketing concepts and ideas on how to grow their congregation.