UTA In The News — Friday, August 12, 2022

Friday, Aug 12, 2022 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

UTA partnering with Navy


Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington are partnering with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory to improve aptitude tests in the U.S. military, The Dallas Morning News reported. Lead investigator Matthew Robison, UTA assistant professor of psychology, and U.S. Naval researchers hope to find measures that better predict who will succeed in training and to reduce unintended bias in the tests. The three-year, $700,000 collaborative research agreement will use eye-tracking to evaluate the effectiveness of different measures.



The Fed and inflation


Sriram Villupuram, UTA associate professor of finance and real estate in the College of Business, said the Federal Reserve aims to try to keep the consumer price index, a measurement for inflation, as low as possible, close to 2%, The Fort Worth Report reported in an explanatory article about how the Fed tries to regulate inflation.



UTA partnering with TEES


The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) 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, Dallas Innovates reported.



Wearable device to analyze gas


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



Monkeypox warnings, advice


As Texas and much of the United States continue to see significant percentage increases in the number of monkeypox cases, federal agencies are ramping up the availability of vaccines, WFAA ABC 8 reported. At the same time, local universities are making sure students have the basic information they need as they return to the news of yet another worrisome virus. UTA and other area colleges have added some monkeypox warnings and advice on their websites.