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2020 News

Jorgensen leading NSF project to boost students’ success in mathematics while exposing them to geoscience
Jorgensen leading NSF project to boost students’ success in mathematics while exposing them to geoscience

A federally funded project led by mathematics researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington is seeking to improve students’ success in college math classes and expose them to geoscience with the goal of boosting the number of students majoring in earth and environmental sciences.

Chen among four UTA faculty named to National Academy of Inventors 2020 class of Senior Members
Chen among four UTA faculty named to National Academy of Inventors 2020 class of Senior Members

Wei Chen, professor of physics, is one of four faculty members from The University of Texas at Arlington to be included in the National Academy of Inventors 2020 class of Senior Members.

College of Science coronavirus update from Dean Khaledi
College of Science coronavirus update from Dean Khaledi

Dean Morteza Khaledi delivers a message on how the College is working to help students as the University transitions to online instruction for the rest of the semester, along with contact information for academic advisors and departments.

Doctoral student in chemistry earns prestigious Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research award
Doctoral student in chemistry earns prestigious Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research award

A doctoral student in chemistry at The University of Texas at Arlington has received a prestigious grant from a scientific honor society to help fund her research.

UTA research team leads effort to improve testing and treatment for osteoporosis
UTA research team leads effort to improve testing and treatment for osteoporosis

A new multisite study led by researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington details a series of biomarkers in the blood—and a screening to detect them—that could lead to better diagnoses and treatments for osteoporosis.

UTA study examines potential sources of groundwater contamination in private wells
UTA study examines potential sources of groundwater contamination in private wells

A study led by environmental researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington suggests a disconnect between the perception of groundwater contamination and the extent to which that contamination is attributable to oil and natural gas extraction.

Hadavand leading portion of upgrade to particle collider experiment
Hadavand leading portion of upgrade to particle collider experiment

An assistant professor of physics at The University of Texas at Arlington is supervising part of an upgrade to the ATLAS experiment, the largest general-purpose particle physics project at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Switzerland.

College to offer option of a minor in Data Science starting in Fall 2020
College to offer option of a minor in Data Science starting in Fall 2020

The UTA College of Science will offer a minor program in Data Science starting in Fall 2020. The program is primarily intended for science or STEM majors, but students in other disciplines can also benefit from this new minor.

Hunt discusses North Texas pollen season and how it is affected by climate change
Hunt discusses North Texas pollen season and how it is affected by climate change

Andrew Hunt, a University of Texas at Arlington associate professor and associate chair of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department, says his current research interest is determining the relationship between asthma/allergies and environmental exposures.

Physics student earns award for his high energy astrophysics research at state conference
Physics student earns award for his high energy astrophysics research at state conference

Joshua Osborne, who is now working on his Ph.D. in physics at UTA, won the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation Award at the 2019 Texas Section meeting of the American Physical Society.

NASA selects team of UTA physics researchers for $1.3 million heliophysics project
NASA selects team of UTA physics researchers for $1.3 million heliophysics project

Dan Welling, Yue Deng, and Ramon Lopez, from left, will investigate how differences in Earth’s northern and southern hemispheres affect the planet’s response to space weather.

UTA biology researchers publish study on how land use affects biodiversity of stream organisms
UTA biology researchers publish study on how land use affects biodiversity of stream organisms

Ph.D. student William Budnick, associate professor of biology Sophia Passy, and postdoctoral researcher Katrina Pound co-authored the paper with colleagues in Europe and Canada. Budnick served as lead author, despite dealing with a cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Nam using National Institutes of Health awards to study enzymes and enzymatic reactions
Nam using National Institutes of Health awards to study enzymes and enzymatic reactions

Kwangho Nam, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at The University of Texas at Arlington, has received two grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for projects which examine enzymes and enzymatic reactions.