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UTA IMPACT

News from The University of Texas at Arlington

January 2014

President Vistasp M. Karbhari Signature of Vistasp M. Karbhari

A Rising Research Powerhouse

UT Arlington is a pre-eminent place for scholarly endeavors and an economic, social, and cultural driver of positive change. As the nation’s seventh fastest-growing public research institution, we rigorously pursue transformative discoveries to create a healthier and more advanced society. Our dedicated faculty, staff, and students embody a collaborative spirit that helps UT Arlington change the trajectory of thousands of lives each year. The stories below highlight our rising national and international impact and our commitment to becoming the model 21st-century urban university. Please feel free to contact me at vkarbhari@uta.edu.

Engineering undergraduates take first place, $10,000 prize for app that deters texting while driving

Engineering undergraduates take first place, $10,000 prize for app that deters texting while driving

A team of UT Arlington undergraduate engineering students has taken first place and a $10,000 prize in the second annual AT&T Coding Contest for developing a cell phone app that discourages motorists from reading text messages when driving faster than 15 mph. more »

Transportation research aimed at designing more livable communities

Transportation research aimed at designing more livable communities

A UT Arlington civil engineer will investigate how advanced technologies can improve public transportation and alternative transportation modes as part of a national initiative aimed at developing more “livable communities.” more »

chemistry researchers

Scientists creating method to convert carbon dioxide to methanol

Chemistry researchers are devising a process to convert carbon dioxide—the greenhouse gas associated with climate change—into liquid methanol fuel using copper oxide nanowires and sunlight. more »

Andrew Makeev

Aerospace engineer works to prevent aircraft irregularities

To keep passengers and crews safe, aerospace engineering Associate Professor Andrew Makeev is studying ways to improve how composite aircraft structures are designed and manufactured. more »

National Academy of Inventors names four UT Arlington professors as fellows

National Academy of Inventors names four UT Arlington professors as fellows

Four University of Texas at Arlington faculty members and senior administrators have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. more »

UT Arlington marketing study shows ethnically diverse workforce may improve customer experience

UT Arlington marketing study shows ethnically diverse workforce may improve customer experience

Service-oriented businesses that want to succeed with minority customers should consider hiring frontline employees who represent those ethnic groups, particularly when the business caters to Hispanics or Asians, a recent UT Arlington study contends. more »