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UTA In The News — Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

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Engineer helps UAVs work together

A University of Texas at Arlington aerospace engineer has won an Air Force Research Laboratory grant to improve the ability of unmanned vehicle systems to work together and better analyze data collected within an environment, ScienceMag and reported. Kamesh Subbarao, the UTA engineer, will design a system that will allow spacecraft to know where another is located.

Learning analytics

Whether they like it or not, members of the educational technology community and faculty members should engage in debates about learning analytics algorithms, said George Siemens, executive director of the UTA Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research Lab during a recent discussion with futurist Bryan Alexander, Campus Technology reported. He said all stakeholders must engage in the learning analytics debate.

Jazz program

Some of UTA's jazz professors and ensemble are on hand in Hawaii to help host a free summer music program at the Iolani School, Hawaii News Now reported. The school, with help from UTA, is hosting the 2016 Hawai‘i Summer Jazz Institute. The institute is for students interested in learning the latest jazz techniques. A final gala concert will be held on June 16.

UTA alumni hired

Downtown Dallas Inc. has hired Douglas Prude as an economic development and planning analyst, Downtown Dallas reported. Prude received a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from The University of Texas at Arlington.

Flash flood app

D.J. Seo, associate professor of civil engineering, was featured in a WFAA News 8 Daybreak story about a cell phone app his team released Friday that allows users to report flash flooding.

Vets business help

UTA will establish a Veterans Business Outreach Center that will help vets start their own businesses as part of a Small Business Administration grant the university received, reported.

Valedictorian chooses UTA

Casey Cravey, the 2016 Denison High School valedictorian, shared with his classmates his lessons along the way to graduation, the Herald Democrat reported. Carvey plans to attend UTA to study mechanical engineering. Because of his math and science skills, he said it made the most sense to pursue a career that would involve creating projects. Cravey said one of the main reasons he chose UTA was because of the UTA racing team, which he believes would be a fun experience in college.

Doctoral alum to teach

John DeLeon, who earned his PhD in business at UTA, will begin teaching at Tarleton State University's center on the Navarro College Midlothian campus this fall, Mansfield Magazine reported.

Scholarship winner

David Juan, a Dallas Wilson High School graduate who will attend UTA, recently received a $5,000 scholarship from Tommy Terrific’s Carwash, the Lakewood Advocate and reported.