UTA In The News — Monday, August 15, 2022

Monday, Aug 15, 2022 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Summer Commencement

UTA’s summer commencement ceremonies were held over the weekend, Telemundo 39 reports. More than 2,500 grads walked the stage at College Park Center.

Four-Day School Weeks

Rural Texas school districts hope four-day school weeks will help recruit and keep teachers, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Dan Robinson, UTA associate dean of research, suggests that the shorter week could help students in their learning.

Providing Power

A UTA engineer is spearheading a project to design a helium turbine and compressor for a reactor that could provide power for remote communities, Space Daily Reports. Lead by Daejong Kim, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, the project is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Reactor Concepts program.

Engineering Fellow

UTA engineering Associate Professor Sharareh "Sherri" Kermanshach has been named a fellow by the Institution of Civil Engineers, U.S. Fed News reports. Fellowship is the highest grade of membership the institution awards.

Pay What You Can

Charity restaurant Taste has launched a campaign to add an Arlington location, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. The idea of an Arlington location began when Taste’s founding chef spoke at a UTA TEDx talk. Taste is a pay-what-you-can restaurant where guests can choose to pay a little more to donate to those in need of a meal.