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UTA In The News — Friday, March 11, 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016

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Shockwave study

The official U.S. Defense Department Science blog, Armed with Science, featured a story about Michael Cho, professor and chair of UTA’s Bioengineering Department, who with support from the Office of Naval Research is conducting research to better understand how explosive shock waves harm the brain and contribute to traumatic brain injury. 

Green fuels

UTA chemists have developed new high-performing materials for cells that harness sunlight to split carbon dioxide and water into useable fuels like methanol and hydrogen gas, Engineering.com reported. These "green fuels" can be used to power cars, home appliances or even to store energy in batteries.

Debate discussion

WBAP/820 AM talked to Allan Saxe about Thursday’s debate between the Republican presidential candidates. Saxe said it’s probably too late for Marco Rubio, which is “probably a shame, because he showed last night that he can explain things very well and really knows his international relations. He’s a good articulator of policy.”

UTA student named to board

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board named four Texas students as advisory board representatives, including one from UTA, the Odessa  American reported. Pooja Mallipaddi, a student studying psychology at UTA, was named to the Apply Texas Advisory Committee. The appointments are from June 1 to May 31, 2018.