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UTA In The News — Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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Next-generation weapons and related systems

Rick Lynch, executive director of the UT Arlington Research Institute, was featured in a National Defense magazine piece on five key trends that will influence the defense industry’s approach to developing next-generation weapons and related systems. “Rather than focus on military technology to pull commercial applications, why don’t we focus on commercial applications that will pull military capabilities?” he asked. Lynch also will be a keynote speaker at the Robotics Alley Conference and Expo next month, according to a press release on the Houston Chronicle and other websites.

Efficient jet engines

UT Arlington aerospace engineering student Ezgihan (Izzy) Baydar has been awarded a NASA Harriet G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship that will allow her to pursue her research into efficient jet engines in conjunction with the space agency, according to the Fort Worth Business Press. Baydar and her adviser, Frank Lu, professor in the mechanical and aerospace engineering department, were awarded the three-year fellowship, which provides $135,000 in funding and includes summer internships at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.

Federal government shutdown

Victoria Farrar-Myers, political science professor at UT Arlington, appeared on the WBAP/TALK 820 AM’s Wade Emmert Show to discuss current issues, including the government shutdown and upcoming Texas elections.