UTA In The News — Friday, May 15, 2020
UTA & the CARES Act
The University of Texas at Arlington is giving $10.6M to students through grants funded by the CARES Act, The Dallas Morning News reported. The university expects to award 12,000 students up to $1,000 through the funding received from the federal government.
UTA adapting to COVID
UT Arlington ranked high on a tier rating of how adaptable they are to life and learning during the COVID-19 crisis, the Dallas Business Journal reported. Educate to Career, a California-based education nonprofit, ranked four-year schools into tiers based on factors including in-classroom instruction, quality and experience with online learning and other factors.
UTA student nurses ready
Elizabeth Merwin, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at UT Arlington, shared her views on the nationwide nursing shortage and graduating student nurses in a Fort Worth Business Press opinion column. Merwin said, “You should know that our nurses entering the workforce to care for you and your loved ones have worked night and day to get to this point. We know they will make a difference, and they will save lives".
Todd Castoe, an associate professor in biology at UT Arlington, is collaborating on a project to investigate snakes in molecular detail. The extreme metabolism of some snakes could provide leads on how to regenerate human tissue, the Star Tribune reported.
Inspecting pipes with robotics
UTA and the city of Coppell in Dallas County are collaborating on robotic inspections and testing of sewer pipelines to predict their service life, Technology.org reported. Ali Abolmaali, professor and chair of UTA’s civil engineering department, will lead the project, which will inspect about 149,000 linear feet of sanitary sewer pipe. The work will be done through UTA’s Center for Structural Engineering Research/Simulation and Pipeline Inspection, of which Abolmaali is the director.