UTA In The News — Monday, July 26, 2021

Monday, Jul 26, 2021 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Latinx women in STEM

Minerva Cordero, professor of mathematics at The University of Texas at Arlington, is featured in an exhibit depicting female STEM professionals, Spectrum News 1 reported. Cordero said her path to become a mathematician and professor was challenging, and she endeavors to empower other Latinx women to pursue careers in STEM.

Demystifying mathematics

Jocelyn Baca-Reyes, a graduate student in the Department of Mathematics at The University of Texas at Arlington, is researching teaching methods that will make math more accessible to students, Spectrum News Austin reported. She credited the support she receives from her mentor Minerva Cordero, UT Arlington professor of mathematics, as a contributor to her success.

Caribbean lizards

A biologist at The University of Texas at Arlington is studying the diversity of anole lizard species in the Caribbean islands to gain insight into why some species are common, while others are rare and possibly at risk for extinction, Mirage News reported. Luke Frishkoff, who was awarded a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, said this research will help scientists conserve species at risk of extinction.

Protective combat helmets

Ashfaq Adnan, a mechanical and aerospace engineering professor at The University of Texas at Arlington, received a three-year, $1.5 million Distinguished Fellow Award from the Office of Naval Research to develop a process using additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, to build helmets with advanced multi-layer cellular materials, U.S. Fed News reported.