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UTA In The News — Monday, April 10, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

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3-D blood vessels and My Informs reported that Yi Hong, an assistant professor in the UTA Department of Bioengineering, has been awarded a $211,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop materials that will allow doctors to use a 3-D printer to create unique new blood vessels for children with vascular defects.

National champions

The UTA Esports has taken the top prize at the Heroes of the Dorm National Championship in Las Vegas, Business Wire, Yahoo! Sports, NASDAQ, Yahoo! Finance and many other media outlets reported. The team went 29-0 to win full tuition for the remainder of their college careers.

NYC art debut

Hyperallergic reported on Sedrick Huckaby’s first solo debut in New York City. Hucakaby is a UTA assistant professor of Art. The exhibition, a series of lithographs highlighting the invisible and demonized, is titled Sedrick Huckaby: The 99%.

Lopez named Fellow

The American Association of Physics Teachers has announced its 2017 Fellows, including UTA Physics Professor Ramon Lopez. Fellows are selected for their exceptional contributions to the organization's mission and to enhance the appreciation physics through teaching.

Political marches

Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, said that marches may no longer be the best way to bring issues to public attention, KRLD 1080 AM reported. Saxe also discussed the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch as U.S. Supreme Court justice with WREC 600 AM in Memphis, Tenn., and WTKS 104.1 FM in Orlando, Fla.

Movin' Mavs featured

Basketball Australia reported on the UTA Movin’ Mavs eighth national championship at the National Wheelchair Basketball Association intercollegiate championship tournament. UTA students C.J. McCarthy-Grogan and Jay Dohnt are Australian natives.

Cheerleading team wins

UTA’s cheerleading team won its fourth consecutive National Championship at the National Cheerleaders Association collegiate cheer competition, Public Now reported.

Alumna featured

Big Mentoring, the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas blog, highlighted alumna Christina Snell. Snell now serves as a match support supervisor with the organization.

High school entrepreneur

The Lewisville Leader mentioned UTA in an article about a local high school entrepreneur. Peyton Symonds pitched his business plan for more comfortable and cost-effective classroom chairs at UTA’s Student Innovation Competition.