UTA In The News — Monday, January 7, 2019
UTA degrees awarded
About 5,400 degrees were awarded at UTA in December, East Texas Matters reported in a story that said the UT System institutions granted more than 22,000 new degrees last month. UTA led all UT System institutions with the number of degrees awarded.
Gas leak research
Kathleen Smits, a UTA associate professor in the Civil Engineering Department, received a $414,000 grant from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to develop a method to predict the conditions under which gas leaks may occur and establish best practices to improve response to gas migration incidents and find and fix leaks, Dallas Innovates reported.
Jason Shelton, UTA associate professor of sociology, was featured in a Christianity Today story about his research focusing on differences between black and white American Christians and within the black church itself. Ryon Cobb, UTA assistant professor in the School of Social Work, assisted Shelton with the research.
UTA international influence
India’s Telangana Today featured a story about The University of Texas at Arlington and one of its most illustrious graduates, former astronaut Kalpana Chawla. She was the first Indian woman to travel to space and one of the crew members who died in the 2003 Columbia space shuttle accident.
Media tech scholarship
The National Association of Broadcasters’ pilot technology initiative has awarded its first media technology and innovation scholarships to nine students, including UTA’s Tonia Vu, AllAccess.com reported. Each winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship for broadcast engineering, media technology and innovation studies.
COE grad student partner
UTA's College of Engineering is partnering with Liaison International's EngineeringCAS™, University Business reported.