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Sustainable World


Michelle Hummel

Michelle Hummel, civil engineering assistant professor, is leading a $2.4 million National Science Foundation-funded project to help the Texas Gulf Coast monitor and plan for environmental hazards.


JC Buckner

Biology Assistant Professor JC Buckner is using a four-year National Science Foundation grant to investigate the link between weight and sexual selection in squirrel monkeys.


Ricardo Sánchez-Murillo

The National Academy of Sciences selected earth and environmental sciences Associate Professor Ricardo Sánchez-Murillo as an early career research fellow in its Gulf Research Program.


Rick Wilder

Investigating Earth’s ionosphere-thermosphere

A space physicist at UTA is playing a key role in NASA’s Geospace Dynamics Constellation mission aimed at improving our understanding of the planet’s ionosphere-thermosphere (I-T) system.

Kyeong Rok Ryu

Quantifying the benefits of roadside vegetation

Construction management Assistant Professor Kyeong Rok Ryu is helping cultivate a better-looking Texas by creating best practices for roadside vegetation.

Illustration by Jing Jing Tsong

Evaluating smart traffic signal design

Civil engineer Pengfei “Taylor” Li hopes to make traffic signals smarter with new simulation techniques and big data.

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