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UTA In The News — Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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NASA project

Dallas NPR affiliate, KERA 90.1 FM, interviewed Brian Dennis, UT Arlington associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, about oxygen recovery and reuse in space. Dennis and his team are in a competition hosted by NASA to create a better way to recycle oxygen for astronauts. NASA also awarded the team more than $500,000 for the research. “Ultimately, what we want to do is take the CO2… pull that oxygen out of the carbon dioxide so that people can breathe it again.” If UTA wins, a piece of the team’s technology would be included in future space travel.

More sustainable generator

A UT Arlington-inspired business has created a new power generator that could bring electricity to so many areas of the world who live beyond the grid, Bunkerworld News reported. The Afthon process harnesses pressure gain combustion, also known as detonation, which the team has termed “Fire 2.0.” Afthon's patented technology will be able to replace conventional engines in cars, boats, ships, trains, airplanes, rockets and power plants, researchers said.

Educational leadership program ranked announced that UT Arlington’s educational leadership program is among the top spring graduate programs in its new rankings released yesterday. UTA was featured in the overall education category, KOTV (Tulsa, OK), WSEE-TV (Erie, PA), (Louisville, KY) and many other media organizations reported.

UTA filmmaker earns award

The Dallas International Film Festival’s Short Film Competition Special Jury Prize was awarded to One Hitta Quitta by Ya’Ke Smith, the Morgan Woodward Distinguished Professor of Film at UT Arlington. The complete list of winners appears in