UTA In The News — Monday, February 8, 2021

Monday, Feb 08, 2021 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Transfer students

U.S. Fed News reported the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report, which lists UTA as No. 5 in the nation for universities that enroll the most transfer students. UT Arlington accepted 5,812 transfer students in fall 2019, according to the U.S. News list, which reviewed data from 1,138 colleges and universities. UTA has long sought to be a university known for its welcoming and supportive environment for transfer students.

2D materials breakthrough

Kyungsuk Yum, UTA associate professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department, and his team have developed a technique that programs 2D materials to transform into complex 3D shapes, Science Daily and Haptic reported. The goal of the work is to create synthetic materials that can mimic how living organisms expand and contract soft tissues and thus achieve complex 3D movements and functions.