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UTA In The News — Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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Fouse helps students study abroad

Jacqualyn Fouse has given UT Arlington $762,500 to establish the Jack and Doris Fouse Scholarship for Study Abroad, a $1.525 million fund named in honor of her parents, The Dallas Morning News reported. Traveling and working in other nations “opens your mind and allows you to be more creative,” said Fouse, a UT Arlington alumna and president of global hematology and oncology at Celgene Corp., a pharmaceutical giant with headquarters in Summit, N.J., and offices in 50 nations. The column also quoted College of Business Dean Rachel Croson, who said the scholarship gift will add breadth and depth to the student’s education.

Engineering expert

Jean-Pierre Bardet, director of the UT Arlington Urban Water Institute and professor of civil engineering, was interviewed on KCRW 89.9 FM, a National Public Radio station in Santa Monica, Calif., about the recent torrential downpours in Southern California and what people can do concerning infrastructure exposed to such extreme weather.

Online nursing program recognized

Value Colleges ranked UT Arlington's online RN to BSN program as one of the top 50 most valued in the nation, Street Insider, Reuters and many other websites reported.

New composites

A University of Texas at Arlington professor is collaborating with Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. through a $1.35 million grant to design more durable materials and accelerate their implementation in composite aircraft, reported. Andrew Makeev, professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and director of the UT Arlington Advanced Materials and Structures Lab, received the grant from the Army National Rotorcraft Technology Center to build stronger and more durable composite materials for aircraft.

Additive manufacturing

America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, announced that UT Arlington is among the awardees of its Project Call No. 3 for additive manufacturing applied research and development projects, Today's Medical Developments reported. Up to $8 million in funding will be awarded to a total of nine teams. The project, “A Design Guidance System for AM” is led by the Georgia Institute of Technology, in conjunction with UT Arlington, UT Austin, Siemens Corporate Technology, MSC, Senvol, Lockheed Martin, GKN Aerospace, Woodward, Siemens Energy and Siemens PLM. 

New technical training center

The University of Texas at Arlington has leased 4,840 square feet of industrial space in Grand Prairie for the Division of Enterprise Development's new technical training center, D Magazine's Real Estate blog and Dallas City Biz List reported.

Student earns scholarship

Kristen Scott, a UT Arlington student, was one of many students to receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Accounting Tomorrow reported. This is the fifth year the board has awarded the scholarships.

Answering the call

After a successful career in building bridges and roads, Kyle Walterscheid left his structural engineering work for life as a priest, North Texas Catholic reported. Walterscheid received his master's degree in engineering from UT Arlington. He said he loved his work in civil engineering but felt the call to the priesthood. Now, he's a priest in Denton.