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Professor appointed to prestigious National Science Foundation ADVANCE office, HSI program
A University of Texas at Arlington mathematics professor has accepted a one-year position in the National Science Foundation’s Division of Education and Human Resource Development as Program Director of the ADVANCE and Hispanic-Serving Institutions or HSI programs.
UTA professor studies potential barrier materials to improve safety, reliability of nuclear waste repositories
Nuclear waste repositories are designed to be secure for millions of years. Identifying the most appropriate barrier materials to isolate nuclear waste is vitally important.
Biology senior works in University of Cambridge lab as part of summer research program abroad
UTA senior Michael Oladugba spent his 2018 summer break at the University of Cambridge studying mutations in the DNA of fruit flies as part of the UT System’s Summer Research Academy Abroad program.
UTA biochemists study enzymes to provide keys for drug development in cancer, bacterial infection and neurodegenerative disease
UTA biochemists are mapping the function of specific enzymes which may facilitate development of new drugs to fight bacterial infection, cancer and potentially neurodegenerative diseases like autism, Down syndrome, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s.
Lopez honored for work in promoting STEM education in underrepresented communities
Professor of physics Ramon Lopez is named a recipient of the 2018 Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) Education Award by a national organization focused on introducing underserved populations to STEM studies and careers.
Doctoral student in biology wins prestigious NSF research fellowship grant
A doctoral student in biology at The University of Texas at Arlington has received a prestigious grant to fund her research in genetic variation in whiptail lizards.
UTA hosts second annual Responsible Shale Energy Extraction Conference Oct. 12-13
The University of Texas at Arlington is hosting the second annual Responsible Shale Energy Extraction Conference Oct. 12-13 at its new state-of-the-art Science & Engineering Innovation & Research building on the south side of campus.
UTA researcher wins five-year, $1.8 million grant to find new ways to boost immune response against bacteria
A UTA researcher has won a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to look at new ways to harness the body’s own defense responses to fight pathogens like bacteria.
UTA doctoral student in biology earns prestigious AAUW fellowship
Shannon Beston, a doctoral student in biology at The University of Texas at Arlington, has received a prestigious award to fund her dissertation project in which she is evaluating the ecological drivers of eye and brain size evolution in a species of fish.
UTA professor leads federal advisory group on the prevention of acute, chronic pain
A University of Texas at Arlington professor led a federal advisory group that has published its recommendations on the prevention of acute and chronic pain to the Federal Research Pain Strategy, an interagency committee that oversees the government’s long-term strategic plan to support pain research.