UTA In The News — Wednesday, February 24, 2021
More sustainable farming
UT Arlington’s Caroline Krejci, an assistant professor in the Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering Department, is working on a project to study how to make farming more sustainable and environmentally friendly, Mirage News reported.
Investigating equity during disasters
In the March issue of Eos, UT Arlington’s Michelle Hummel, an assistant professor in the Civil Engineering Department, talked about increasing equity in the response to natural disasters. “There is growing recognition that the effects of natural hazards are unequally distributed across the population and that certain communities face greater challenges in accessing resources to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters,” Hummel said.
Robots help nursing students
A story about professional development programming at universities mentioned that UT Arlington’s use of robots to allow nursing students to make their rounds remotely as example of different methods of learning used during the pandemic, EdScoop reported.
3D materials could help research
Kyungsuk Yum, UT Arlington 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, Technology Business Today 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.