UTA In The News — Friday, September 30, 2022

Friday, Sep 30, 2022 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Hurricane Ian’s impact

Michelle Hummel, assistant professor of civil engineering and an expert on coastal flooding, spoke to NBC 5 about Hurricane Ian’s impact in Florida. "As a result of climate change, we're seeing sea levels rise," she said. "That leads to higher ocean water levels so that when we do have a hurricane event that happens, the storm surge is likely to be more intense and reach further inland."

Kinfolk House

Founded by artists Letitia and Sedrick Huckaby, Kinfolk House is a new collaborative art space located in Fort Worth’s Polytechnic Heights neighborhood, Sightlines Magazine reported. “We want to make the whole world see our common kinship, that we are all kinfolk in one way or another,” said Huckaby, who is an associate professor of art and art history at UTA. “At Kinfolk House, grandeur and the ordinary go hand and hand. We hope that all people will feel at home in a wonderfully creative space.”

Noise control

Manya Singh, a senior mechanical engineering student, has earned the Leo Beranek Student Medal for Excellence in the Study of Noise Control from the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA, U.S. Fed News reported. "It's definitely an honor to win this award. It was a great opportunity to work with autonomous vehicles," Singh said. "Having this experience gives me a lot to talk about with potential employers."