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Frank Foss UT Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award
Frank Foss UT Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award

Frank Foss, associate professor in the UTA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is among University of Texas System educators recognized with the Board of Regents highest honor, the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards for excellence in the classroom.

UTA biology student wins research poster award at national UTeach conference
UTA biology student wins research poster award at national UTeach conference

Sara Mate, a UTA senior in biology and UTeach Arlington student, received the top prize in the research poster competition at the 12th Annual UTeach National Conference, held May 22-24 in Austin.

UTA physicist Benjamin Jones awarded $750,000 from Department of Energy Early Career Research Program
UTA physicist Benjamin Jones awarded $750,000 from Department of Energy Early Career Research Program

Ben Jones, assistant professor of physics, will use the funds in his search for neutrinoless double beta decay, a hypothetical nuclear process which, if discovered, would prove that neutrinos are their own anti-particles.

Biology doctoral graduate receives prestigious NSF postdoctoral fellowship
Biology doctoral graduate receives prestigious NSF postdoctoral fellowship

Daren Card will use the three-year, $207,000 National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology to study limb loss in a group of Australian lizards.

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.