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UTA IMPACT

News from The University of Texas at Arlington

November 2014

miniature turbine on penny

Winds of Change

In Texas, where everything’s bigger, two engineers have opted to go small—really small—with their latest design. UT Arlington research faculty associate Smitha Rao and electrical engineering Professor J.C. Chiao have created a micro-windmill that can harvest wind energy to power things like cellphone batteries. And it's a fourth the size of a grain of rice. Read more »

Water resources engineer uses advanced sensing, crowdsourcing, other tools to predict urban water flow, hazards and infrastructure needs

Water resources engineer uses advanced sensing, crowdsourcing, other tools to predict urban water flow, hazards and infrastructure needs

A UT Arlington water resources engineer has been awarded a four-year, $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to improve sustainability of large urban areas from extreme weather, urbanization and climate change. more »

Big data analytics could yield better treatment for pain management

Big data analytics could yield better treatment for pain management

A UT Arlington multi-disciplinary team is optimizing and integrating volumes of data in a National Science Foundation research project to help physicians make better, more informed decisions about treating patients’ pain. more »

Nearly $1 million NSF grant will support UT Arlington doctoral students

Nearly $1 million NSF grant will support UT Arlington doctoral students

A dozen UT Arlington doctoral students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM fields, will receive free tuition and a $30,000 yearly stipend for two years thanks to a new National Science Foundation grant. more »

UT Arlington researchers to build wearable interface to make prosthetics more comfortable

UT Arlington researchers to build wearable interface to make prosthetics more comfortable

UT Arlington researchers have been awarded a $744,300 grant from the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program to create an adaptive interface that fits between a prosthetic and a patient’s limb so that the fit and comfort of the prosthetic are improved. more »

student launches a UAV test flight

Unmanned aircraft research takes flight

As part of a national initiative, UT Arlington is exploring the high-performance human interactions and safety of unmanned and remotely piloted aircraft. more »

Louise Ji and Michael Wang

Graduate business program makes impact abroad

With more than 2,000 graduates, UTA's Asian EMBA closes the cultural gap for students on both sides of the globe and opens China to American business practices. more »