UTA In The News — Friday, November 11, 2022

Friday, Nov 11, 2022 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Green concrete project

Maria Konsta-Gdoutos, UT Arlington civil engineering professor and associate director of the Center for Advanced Construction Materials, is leading an international project to decarbonize concrete production and promote its use as a renewable energy generator, Dallas Innovates, Space Daily and Targeted News Service reported.


TMAC help

TMAC at The University of Texas at Arlington aided a Fort Worth-based aerospace supplier and manufacturing company, Aero-Glen International LLC, in becoming the first firm in the nation to qualify for a certification required of its contractors by the Department of Defense, Defense & Aerospace Daily reported.


EPA modeling after UTA exercise

The Environmental Protection Agency said it plans to use The University of Texas at Arlington as a blueprint on how to design work sessions for campus sustainability, Targeted News Service reported.


Nursing shortage addressed

One of the most persistent effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the education system is a shortage of teachers, U.S. Fed News reported. A trio of experts from the College of Education at The University of Texas at Arlington discussed how to solve the shortage and how the problem impacts society.


Using lasers for steering

Weidong Zhou, a UT Arlington electrical engineering professor, is leading a project that will explore an optical laser beam steering device for 3D sensing in autonomous driving cars, U.S. Fed News reported.


Data centers energy
A Binghamton University-led center, partnered with UT Arlington and Villanova University, that brings together academic and industry experts to reduce the energy consumed by data centers recently earned a new round of support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), State News Service reported. The Center for Energy Smart Electronic Systems, established in 2011 with NSF funding as an Industry/University Cooperative Research Center enters its third phase with sites at UT Arlington and Villanova in addition to Binghamton. Dereje Agonafer, presidential distinguished professor and center site director at UT Arlington, said he's especially pleased that founding member Meta will participate in Phase III.