UTA In The News — Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Wednesday, Jan 06, 2021 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Hypersonic power story

Luca Maddalena, professor of aerospace engineering and director of UT Arlington’s Aerodynamic Research Center, was quoted extensively in an Aerospace America magazine story about the move to build a hypersonic engine big enough to carry people, weapons or intelligence equipment. Aerospace America is a publication of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Maddalena leads research at UTA’s arc-heated, hypersonic wind tunnel, the only one of its kind at a university. Hypersonic speed is at least Mach 5 or about 3,500 miles per hour.

EXCEL keeps students engaged

EXCEL Campus Activities—the official student-led programming board at The University of Texas at Arlington—has adapted to the challenges of keeping students engaged during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mirage News reported. Virtual events in 2020 included trivia, open mic nights and comedian-led bingo games. A limited number of in-person events have been offered.

Business partners with UTA collaboration

Curtis Mathes Corp.’s subsidiary, Curtis Mathes Grow Lights Inc., has furnished ZED Therapeutics with additional HarvesterÒ units for use in novel hemp-breeding projects and a phytochrome manipulation study, which is an ongoing collaboration with scientists from UT Arlington and the UT El Paso, PR Newswire reported.