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News from The University of Texas at Arlington

April 2015

Vistasp M. Karbhari, President of UT Arlington

Setting Standards for Others to Follow

Innovation, diversity, excellence, access, and student success. These values define The University of Texas at Arlington and advance our status as the model, 21st century urban research university and a driver of economic progress. In addition to ensuring a highly educated and workforce-ready citizenry, we are proud to serve the Arlington-Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan region and the state of Texas and are continuously assessing how we might better support and assist our region and the nation. I hope you’ll take a few moments to read about our latest achievements and learn how UT Arlington is setting standards for others to follow. Please feel free to contact me at

Federal agencies award UT Arlington's TMAC $6.7 million to bolster manufacturing

Accelerating small business growth across Texas

UT Arlington’s TMAC, formerly the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center, has won a five-year, $33.5 million Commerce Department award to manage Manufacturing Extension Partnership centers to help small and mid-sized manufacturers across the state. more »

UT Arlington biology student earns top honors at national conference of emerging STEM researchers

Improving hospital health care through STEM education

Emmanuel Fordjour, a University of Texas at Arlington senior double majoring in biology and microbiology, earned top honors recently at the Emerging Researchers National Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Washington, D.C. more »

Sam Sung in a research laboratory

New program provides pathway for student success through research

UT Arlington is changing the way undergraduate students prepare for STEM careers through a new program that emphasizes real-world research and experiential learning. more »

UT Arlington computer system to reserve vehicles, send reminders to veterans

Professor's innovative computer system aids military veterans

A University of Texas at Arlington computer scientist is designing a reservation/reminder software system as part of a project that will eventually transport veterans on military bases to doctors' appointments using driverless cars. more »

Dasgupta receives American Chemical Society's J. Calvin Giddings Award

Addressing critical world issues nets national award for chemistry professor

Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta, the Jenkins Garrett Professor of Chemistry at The University of Texas at Arlington, has received the 2015 American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Education.  more »

UT Arlington College of Engineering improves national ranking of graduate program

UTA College of Engineering improves national ranking of graduate program

The University of Texas at Arlington is among the top 100 universities in the nation for earning a graduate degree in engineering, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Programs rankings for 2016. more »