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UTA In The News — Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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New UTA research funded by the National Science Foundation will automatically check for bugs in cyber-physical systems, and Electronic Component News reported. Taylor T. Johnson, an assistant professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, and co-principal investigator Christoph Csallner, an associate professor in that department, will investigate how to automate improvement of development environments for cyber-physical systems with a $498,437 grant.

UTA researchers are developing a next generation positron beam facility that will enable them to analyze the properties of advanced materials for future electronics applications such as ultra-compact, high-speed computers and ultra-small, high-powered batteries, investor website and reported. Initial research is focusing on the characteristics of graphene, a versatile pure carbon material 200 times stronger than steel, that is expected to provide ecologically friendly, sustainable solutions across a huge variety of applications including electronics and biotechnology.

Crescent Real Estate Equities LLC has rewarded Polytechnic High School teacher Jamie Cox with the prestigious Chair of Teaching Excellence Award for inspiring students to learn and feel valued, WVUE-FOX8 (New Orleans, La.) reported. Cox earned a master’s in administrative and leadership education from UTA.

UTA alumna Karen Derr has been appointed case manager at the Community Lifeline Center in McKinney, reported. Derr earned her master’s of social work degree from UTA.