UTA In The News — Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Bilingual educators in Texas
Luis Rosado, professor and founding director of UTA’s Center for Bilingual and ESL Education, spoke with The Dallas Morning News about the roadblocks that stand in the way of aspiring bilingual teachers. Rosado said many teacher candidates in their ESL and bilingual programs can’t afford the slew of certification tests required of Texas teachers.
Aerospace defense manufacturing
UT Arlington and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station have signed an agreement to increase their collaboration to strengthen the state’s leadership in aerospace defense manufacturing, Dallas Innovates reported. The partnership will work with K-12 schools, colleges, universities and industry partners to develop advanced manufacturing tech workforce training.
Wei-Jen Lee, professor of electrical engineering at UTA, is one of just five faculty members from American universities invited to serve on the United Nations Council of Engineers for the Energy Transition, Engineering Business Daily reported. The UN committee is an independent advisory council to the Secretary-General.
Types of rattlesnakes
Eric N. Smith, a biology professor at UT Arlington, was featured in an A-Z-Animals article detailing every type of rattlesnake. The Guerreran Long-Tailed Rattlesnake, scientific name Crotalus ericsmithi, was discovered by Smith in 2008. It has an incredibly long tail that equals 15% of its total length.