UTA In The News — Monday, January 14, 2019

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

UAV project

UTARI, or The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute, has signed an agreement with Newcastle Manufacturing to configure and demonstrate a network of unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, that can use lights to support emergency response operations at night, Targeted News Service reported.

Better forecasting

DJ Seo, a UTA civil engineering professor received a National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration grant to devise a way to take forecasts and metrics from many sources and merge them into a single, integrated forecast that will be more easily understood and useful during major weather events, Dallas Innovates reported.

Student research award

John Romig, UTA assistant professor of special education, was recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children's Division for Research with a 2019 Student Research Award, Targeted News Service reported.

MLK events

Lisa Thompson, senior director of the Trio pre-college program at UTA, talked on KXAS NBC 5 about upcoming city of Arlington/University of Texas at Arlington MLK Day events. She said the MLK Day of Service has been renamed for Zeb Strong Jr., a former UTA employee and activist, who died recently.

New corporate controller

American Airlines announced that Angie Owens will succeed Mike Carreon as vice president and corporate controller, effective March 1, the American Journal of Transportation, Market Screener and Aero Latin News reported. Owens received her master’s degree in business administration from UTA.