UTA In The News — Friday, March 29, 2024

Friday, Mar 29, 2024 • Brian Lopez : contact

Bridge collapse

In the aftermath of the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Maryland, Nur Yazdani, a professor in the Civil Engineering Department, spoke with The Baltimore Banner about Federal Highway Administration bridge standards and how to protect bridges from such events.

Edmund Prater, a professor in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, spoke with CBS 11 about the impact the collapse could have on the automotive industry in Texas.


Spectrum News Austin ran a feature on the recent Education Career Day on campus. A University of Texas at Arlington student was prominently featured, as she spoke with several school districts about potential job opportunities.

Solar Eclipse

The Dallas Morning News spoke with Nilakshi Veerabathina, a professor in the Department of Physics, about the possibility of seeing a “devil comet” during the total eclipse. There is no guarantee a comet will appear, so Veerabathina said viewers should instead prioritize the eclipse experience.