UTA In The News — Friday, September 4, 2020
With tens of thousands of students in North Texas learning online from home, some parents are facing multiple challenges, KERA reported. UTA’s Peggy Semingson, associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education, offered parents advice on keeping children relaxed and focused no matter what grade they are in.
UTA Police care
The mother of a UT Arlington student reached out to both UTA Police and city of Arlington police to help her son who has difficulty communicating sometimes. She was worried if he got pulled over by police he may not know how to react, NBC 5 reported. Sergeant Tom Savage with UTA Police and officers with the city’s police set up a mock traffic stop with a marked unit and pulled in behind them with lights flashing just like a real traffic stop. "Most of us are in this job because we enjoy serving and to have that recognized is certainly rewarding," Savage said.
Brain injuries research
The Office of Naval Research has awarded a grant to Ashfaq Adnan, UTA professor of mechanical engineering, for equipment to advance the study of traumatic brain injuries, News-Medical.Net reported. The $831,000 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program grant will help Adnan expand his recent research into blast-related traumatic brain injuries by purchasing a multi-material 3D printer that can print realistic models of the human head and a set of high-speed cameras equipped with advanced lenses and image correlation technology that can capture high-speed impacts as they happen.