UTA In The News — Wednesday, January 6, 2021
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.