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UTA In The News — Friday, February 22, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

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Hypersonic research grants

Luca Maddalena, UTA aerospace engineering associate professor and director of the Aerodynamics Research Center, won a pair of federal grants that will help his work in developing heat shields for hypersonic vehicles and advanced laser-based measurements of plasma flow, Techsite, Bioengineer and Targeted News Service reported.

Eradicating disease

Todd Castoe, a UTA associate professor of biology, is using a National Institutes of Health grant to find ways to finish off a disease that has stubbornly resisted all attempts to eradicate it, Bioengineer.org, BioPortfolio and Medicine newsline reported.

CLEAR-Apache agreement

UTA’s Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation has extended its agreeement with the Apache Corp. to study surface and groundwater quality in the West Texas area the company is using for oil and natural gas extraction, BioPortfolio reported.

CAREER grant

Kyungsuk Yum, a UTA assistant professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department, has been awarded a five-year, $500,000 National Science Foundation Early Career Development, or CAREER, grant to design and develop bioinspired 3D materials with programmed shapes and motions, Photonics.com reported. The research could transform the way soft engineering systems or devices are designed and fabricated.

Computer contest

Ramtin Madani, a UTA assistant professor in electrical engineering, is leading a team in a contest to make computer searches more efficient and faster, Energy Business Daily reported.

Regional fair

UTA will host the 68th Fort Worth Regional Science & Engineering Fair Feb. 24-25, Targeted News Service reported.

RN-to-BSN program

UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation celebrated a decade of its online RN-to-BSN program, Targeted News Service reported.

Reading event

UTA student volunteers will read to children coming to campus to celebrate Dr. Suess’ Birthday Party 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Bluebonnet Ballroom in the Hereford University Center, DFW Child reported. Children can receive a free book at the open event. The event is a partnership among the Arlington Public Library, UTA Volunteers, Freshman Leaders on Campus and the UTA Libraries. Dr. Seuss’ birthday supports the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day.