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UTA In The News — Friday, July 1, 2016

Friday, July 1, 2016

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16th Annual Texas Autocross Weekend

WBAP/820 AM interviewed Bob Woods, professor in the UTA Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Formula SAE racing adviser, about the 16th Annual Texas Autocross Weekend scheduled July 9-10 at UTA. For the first time, one of the UTA competition cars will be an all-electric vehicle powered by four student-designed, in-wheel motors.  “We have been building this car for the last three years… it will be the most sophisticated Formula electric car built in the southern hemisphere,” Woods said.

Low attention control

The Healio Psychiatric Annals reported on recent findings by UTA researchers that indicate low attention control in early adolescence was associated with phenotypic and genetic risk for four different anxiety disorders.

Education alumna named principal

The Waxahachie Daily Light reported that Emily Camarena, a UTA alumna, has been named the new principal at Dunaway Elementary School in Waxahachie. Camarena has more than 10 years of experience as a campus administrator, holding positions in Duncanville and Grand Prairie ISDs. She holds a master’s degree from UTA.

Playing with heart

The Star-Telegram’s dfwVarsity reported on the decision by Claire Schwettmann, an all-district volleyball setter from Arlington Martin High School, to commit to UTA. The Division I athlete received a three-year offer from Baylor, but her mother’s illness led her to consider UTA. “I never really had the assuring feeling that Baylor was where I wanted to live and continue my career for the next four years,” said Schwettmann, whose mother died in March. “I’m most excited to shine at UTA and play every game with my heart for my mom.”  

Golf coach recognized

A Dallas Morning News article noted that Stuart Deane, the UTA men’s golf coach, was one of only eight NTPGA players to qualify for the 2016 PGA Professional Championship.