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UTA In The News — Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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Optical/electrical equipment grant

Michael Vasilyev, a UTA electrical engineering professor, has obtained a one-year, $498,981 grant from the Department of Defense, Scienmag reported. This grant will be used to purchase equipment to build an ultra-high-speed optical/electrical signal generation and characterization platform.

Talanta Medal winner

Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta, UTA’s Hamish Small Chair of Ion Analysis in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was named the 2017 Talanta Medal recipient, India-West reported. The medal, initiated in 1961, is an international award that recognizes world leaders for their outstanding contributions in the analytical chemistry field.

Providing flood data

Nick Fang, a UTA assistant professor of civil engineering, is using his radar-based flood warning system to provide data for emergency planners to help make planning more effective, reported.  

Gold Medal winner

Robert Gatchel, UTA Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Nancy P. and John G. Penson Endowed Professor of Clinical Health Psychology, has won the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported. 

Alumna named VP

Medical City McKinney has named Christie Gutierrez vice president of quality, D Healthcare reported. Gutierrez holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from UTA.

Student featured

Carlos Avalos, a UTA senior majoring in advertising and creative writing, was featured in an America's Voice story about dreamers from the Fort Worth area. Avalos, who has interned with a Texas state representative, came to the United States from Mexico when he was 10. Dreamers are people in the U.S. who were brought to the country at an early age without documentation but have assimilated to U.S. culture and have been educated by U.S. school systems.