UTA In The News — Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2022 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Interdisciplinary Research Program grants awarded

The University of Texas at Arlington has awarded research grants to interdisciplinary teams focusing on key areas related to health communication, medical technology and cognitive processes, Targeted News Service reported. The Interdisciplinary Research Program began in 2015 to catalyze research collaborations across academic disciplines in alignment with the University's strategic research areas: health and the human condition, sustainable communities, global environmental impact, data-driven discovery and culture and societal transformations.


Gas analysis device

Yuze “Alice” Sun, a UT Arlington electrical engineering researcher, is creating a portable, wearable device for rapid gas analysis that could detect illness immediately, LabMedica and Medical Buyer reported. For her research, she received a $550,000 National Science Foundation grant from the Partnerships for Innovation–Research Partnerships program.

Teacher shortage reasons

Dan Robinson, associate dean of research in the UTA College of Education, said low teacher pay, accountability measures and a heightened political atmosphere and the pandemic are exacerbating a nationwide teacher shortage that has been an issue for years, NewsNation reported.

Biotech career model

UT Arlington has partnered with Dallas College on an $8.8 million grant to prepare students who are traditionally underserved for work in the biotech industry, Labiotech.eu reported. With the grant, Dallas College, Tarrant County College, Collin College and UT Arlington will create a career model in three areas: biotechnology, biomanufacturing and bioinformatics.


Student takes second

Haotian Zhang, a doctoral student in computer science at The University of Texas at Arlington, earned second place in the annual Association of Computing Machinery Student Research Competition Grand Finals, Mirage News reported.


Collaboration in aerospace manufacturing

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and The University of Texas at Arlington have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a framework for increasing collaboration to expand the aerospace defense manufacturing community in Texas, Aerospace Manufacturing and Design and Bioengineer.org reported.

Study shows nurses suffer moral distress

A new study says that the COVID‐19 pandemic developed new patient care circumstances that may have grown nurses’ moral distress, including COVID‐19 transmission risk and end‐of‐life care without family present, News AZI reported. Jessica Smith, a UTA assistant professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, was a co-author of the study.