UTA In The News — Monday, July 27, 2020

Monday, Jul 27, 2020

TMAC receives COVID funding

TMAC at The University of Texas at Arlington received $3.3 million in federal funding to help small- and medium-sized businesses respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mirage News and 7thSpace.com reported.

Mental health study

A new University of Toronto study that followed 12,424 adult Canadian adults from the mid-1990s until 2011 found that those who were in suboptimal mental health at the beginning of the study died, on average, 4.7 months earlier than their peers who were in excellent mental health, PsychCentral reported. Philip Baiden, UT Arlington assistant professor of social work, was a co-author of the study.

COVID study

A team of mathematicians and scientists said if physical distancing measures in the United States are relaxed while there is still no COVID-19 vaccine or treatment and while personal protective equipment remains in short supply, the number of resulting infections could be about the same as if distancing had never been implemented to begin with, Scienmag, Science Daily and a number of other media outlets reported. Daniel Sledge, UT Arlington associate professor of political science, is part of the team.

UTA student team takes third

A UT Arlington student team took third-place honors in the rookie category for a NASA student launch competition, The Weekly Journal reported. Fifty-four teams competed in the national competition.

Micro-windmill invention
A micro-windmill, the invention of former UT Arlington engineering professors J.C. Chiao and Smitha Rao, was featured on the Did I Mention Invention show on Detroit’s WKBD CW 50 and Sacramento’s KMAX CW 31.