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UTA In The News — Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Computer capacity boost

The University of Texas at Arlington has received a $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to provide networking capacity that is 10 times faster to campus researchers using massive amounts of data, TMCnet.com reported. The funding from the NSF Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure will support UT Arlington's role in high-energy physics discoveries being made at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. It also will boost UT Arlington's capacity in a wide variety of science and engineering investigations, such as linking chronic disease with features of the human genome, building better civil infrastructure through data collection and tracing the path of past climate change events.

Youth sports safety program

Insurance News Net.com reported that Cindy Trowbridge, a UT Arlington kinesiology professor, is one of six certified athletic trainers selected at universities across the U.S. to coordinate a new youth sports safety program from the MomsTEAM Institute, a leading youth sports health and safety think tank and watchdog group.  

High score

The Fort Worth Business Press noted that John Callaway, 17, a Fort Worth Country Day junior, has achieved the highest possible composite score of 36 on his recent ACT test, an achievement that is significant and rare. In addition to this and many other accomplishments, Callaway is currently one of four high school students participating in a collegiate Society of Physics Students grant to The University of Texas at Arlington to build a Rodin coil.