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2018 News

UTA physicists play key role in design of DUNE particle detector prototypes
UTA physicists play key role in design of DUNE particle detector prototypes

Physics researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have built prototypes for an aluminum electric field cage inside a particle detector for an international physics experiment conducted at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland.

UTA doctoral students establish ESTe²M Builders to get children excited about STEM
UTA doctoral students establish ESTe²M Builders to get children excited about STEM

Two doctoral students at The University of Texas at Arlington have developed the ESTe²M Builders educational program to help young students gain knowledge and self-esteem through hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, entrepreneurship and mathematics, or STe²M.

Jorgensen using NSF grant to boost students’ math proficiency and exposure to geoscience
Jorgensen using NSF grant to boost students’ math proficiency and exposure to geoscience

A mathematician at The University of Texas at Arlington is leading a project to improve students’ mathematics proficiency while also increasing students’ exposure to and interest in the geosciences.

COS students rewarded for academic excellence with awards, scholarships
COS students rewarded for academic excellence with awards, scholarships

College of Science students were recently honored for their superior achievements in the classroom and laboratory with departmental and college awards for the 2017-18 academic year and scholarships for the 2018-19 year.

Hale wins national UTeach award for teaching excellence
Hale wins national UTeach award for teaching excellence

A co-director of UTA’s highly successful UTeach Arlington program has been named recipient of a prestigious award by the national UTeach STEM Education Association.

UTA researchers find straight women interact more comfortably with gay men than with straight men
UTA researchers find straight women interact more comfortably with gay men than with straight men

Studies led by a psychology researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington suggests that women are likely to be more comfortable and intimate in conversations with men who identify themselves as gay than with heterosexual men.

UTA researchers shed light on immune response in diseased corals
UTA researchers shed light on immune response in diseased corals

Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have found a correlation between a strong immune response in diseased corals and a lower expression of genes associated with growth and reproduction.

UTA awarded NSF grant to recruit more STEM teachers
UTA awarded NSF grant to recruit more STEM teachers

The National Science Foundation has awarded close to $1.5 million in a Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program grant to The University of Texas at Arlington to promote the recruitment, preparation and induction of new science and mathematics teachers.

College of Science faculty, staff recognized for excellence with UTA, COS awards
College of Science faculty, staff recognized for excellence with UTA, COS awards

Excellence in research, teaching and service was honored during recent events hosted by UTA and the College of Science, with College of Science faculty and staff members receiving numerous awards and recognition for their efforts.

Chemistry graduate blends research into academic journey
Chemistry graduate blends research into academic journey

Misty Martin has excelled while balancing classes and lab research with being a mom. She plans to go on to medical school and make a career out of helping others through medicine and research.

UTA researchers investigate link between ovarian hormones and blood cholesterol levels
UTA researchers investigate link between ovarian hormones and blood cholesterol levels

Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington are investigating the link between ovarian hormones and the blood cholesterol balance in the body, itself a key determinant of cardiovascular health or disease.

UTA’s Marquerite Herzog awarded 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
UTA’s Marquerite Herzog awarded 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Marquerite Herzog, a biology doctoral student at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to study the molecular genetic basis of changes in behavior seen when an individual loses during an aggressive conflict.

UTA expands efforts to develop water recycling technologies
UTA expands efforts to develop water recycling technologies

The Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation has expanded its partnership with Challenger Water Solutions to develop water recycling technologies that will transform waste from oil and gas development into reusable water.

UTA receives National Science Foundation grant to continue successful scholarship program for undergraduate math students
UTA receives National Science Foundation grant to continue successful scholarship program for undergraduate math students

The University of Texas at Arlington Department of Mathematics has received a new four-year, $998,652 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue a highly successful program that provides funds for high-achieving, financially disadvantaged undergraduate students to pursue degrees in mathematics.

SHIN STUDYING POSSIBLE LINK BETWEEN ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICALS, RISK OF AUTISM IN CHILDREN
SHIN STUDYING POSSIBLE LINK BETWEEN ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICALS, RISK OF AUTISM IN CHILDREN

Hyeong-Moo Shin, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, is using a $436K grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to study whether exposure to perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) at an early age is associated with risk for autism spectrum disorders.

PASSY STUDYING THE CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES OF RARITY IN FRESHWATER SPECIES
PASSY STUDYING THE CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES OF RARITY IN FRESHWATER SPECIES

Sophia Passy, associate professor of biology, is using a $199K grant from the National Science Foundation to learn more about the mechanisms that determine the patterns of inequality in species abundance in freshwater environments.

UTA researchers first to develop new device using biochemistry techniques to detect rare radioactive decays
UTA researchers first to develop new device using biochemistry techniques to detect rare radioactive decays

Assistant professor of physics Ben Jones and graduate student Austin McDonald are part of a team utilizing a biochemistry technique that uses fluorescence in their search for the radioactive decay called neutrinoless double-beta decay.

UTA startup AbeXXa Biologics, reimagining cancer immunotherapy with global pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim
UTA startup AbeXXa Biologics, reimagining cancer immunotherapy with global pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim

AbeXXa Biologics, named as one of the 40 Best University Startups in 2017, has received an initial investment from the Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund and signed a collaborative research agreement with the global corporation Boehringer Ingelheim.

Genome facility will be major boost for research in North Texas and beyond
Genome facility will be major boost for research in North Texas and beyond

The new North Texas Genome Center, a partnership between UTA and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, will provide massive DNA sequencing capability for regional biotech and medical research.

Chemistry professor receives prestigious state, national awards
Chemistry professor receives prestigious state, national awards

Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta has been named the 2018 Distinguished Texas Scientist by the Texas Academy of Science and also was recently named the recipient of the 2018 American Chemical Society’s Division of Analytical Chemistry Chemical Instrumentation Award.

Scientist earns prestigious CAREER grant for her research
Scientist earns prestigious CAREER grant for her research

He Dong, associate professor of chemistry & biochemistry and joint associate professor of bioengineering, receives National Science Foundation funds to develop nanomaterials to treat antibiotic-resistant infections.

College of Science alumnus honored for excellence in healthcare
College of Science alumnus honored for excellence in healthcare

Dr. Ignacio Nuñez, M.D., a UTA Distinguished Alumnus, received the Fort Worth Business Press 2018 Healthcare Hero Award for his outstanding efforts as a physician and as a mentor to pre-med students.

College of Science Dean's List for Fall 2017
College of Science Dean's List for Fall 2017

College of Science students earn spots on fall 2017 Dean's List