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UTA In The News — Friday, April 28, 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017

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Two UTA College of Science students have been awarded National Science Foundation funds to further their graduate education through the NSF's prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program for 2017, Phys.org reported. Priscilla Glenn, a senior biology major, and Mayowa Olawoyin, a second-year doctoral student in mathematics, are among the awardees. 

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, was interviewed for an article in Fort Worth Weekly about the expanding ranks of democrats in Tarrant County. “This has been a very divisive election, and it’s understandable that the Democratic Party has been mobilized around the country,” Saxe said. 

Julienne Greer, UTA assistant professor of theater arts, is participating in the Rising Tide Initiative launch at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History to discuss social robotics and performance, Fort Worth Business reported. The Rising Tide Initiative aims to enhance entrepreneurship, innovation and technology in Fort Worth and Tarrant County through a collaborative technological ecosystem. Greer’s social robot Nao, which can recite Shakespeare, was featured on KDAF CW 33.

Students are using 3D printers at The University of Texas at Arlington's FabLab for more than just class projects, PublicNow reported. Recently, students there surprised 8-year-old Garrett Clark with a custom-built prosthetic arm created at the lab.

Breton Hawkins, 19, a UTA student, is a candidate to fill a spot on the Mansfield school board, the Star-Telegram reported. 

UTA alumnus Jeremiah Bentley was named vice president of marketing and customer engagement of Texas Mutual Insurance Co, workcompcentral reported. Bentley earned his bachelor of science degree from UTA and is a certified marketer.