UTA In The News — Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Wednesday, Sep 06, 2023 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Water Supply Regulation

The federal government is planning higher treatment standards for public water supplies, NBC 5 reports. Dallas and Fort Worth water supplies have tested positive for PFAS levels above the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation threshold. Un-Jung Kim, assistant professor of environmental science, said she supports public awareness of such data and the EPA’s threshold levels.

Unclaimed Bodies

The Brunswick News shared a UTA study on how Texas medical schools are increasingly using unclaimed bodies in their medical education. Eli Shupe, assistant professor of philosophy and humanities and author of the study, said this practice raises important ethical questions. This story was originally posted by The Dallas Morning News.

Online Romance Scams

Fangzhou Wang, assistant professor of criminology and political science, shared rules to avoid being scammed with National Cyber Security. Wang said to never send financial information, money or private photos with strangers, among other tips.

New York to Paris in 90 minutes

UTA’s mechanical and aerospace engineering Professor Luca Maddalena says the challenge with creating a passenger plane to travel at hypersonic speeds is creating a reusable vehicle that can withstand the speeds and stresses, Forbes Middle East reports. This story was originally published by Forbes.