Posts in Author: Sarah Crowe

July 19th, 2016

Q&A: TEMOC Space Industries returns from the Johnson Space Center

In early April, members of the Temoc Space Industries team at UT Dallas were busy at work designing an asteroid anchoring device for an educational competition hosted by NASA called Micro-g NExT. The team, made up of eight undergraduate students from various STEM disciplines, had a month to tweak their prototype design, the SCooping AsteRoid …read more

June 20th, 2016

Q&A with Social Scientist Vito D’Orazio

Dr. Vito D’Orazio is an assistant professor of political science in the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences. Last fall, shortly after arriving at the university, Dr. D’Orazio was awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation to update a database that documents the use of military force and threats of force in various nations. …read more

June 2nd, 2016

Bioengineering and Sciences Building Dedication

On May 25th, the University hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication to celebrate the opening of the Bioengineering and Sciences Building (BSB). The building, built by The Beck Group and designed by ZGF Architects, is the largest academic building on campus at 220,000 square feet and connects to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Laboratory (NSERL). Attendees headed …read more

May 31st, 2016

Q&A with EMAC Professor Dr. Kristin Drogos

In the Fall of 2014, UT Dallas welcomed Dr. Kristin Drogos into the Emerging Media and Communication program. Dr. Drogos, whose educational background includes degrees in psychology and communication, focuses her research on how new forms of media affect the way children and young adults learn how to socialize and develop. Recently, she gave a talk …read more

May 10th, 2016

Q&A with Computer Scientist Ryan McMahan

Dr. Ryan McMahan is an assistant professor in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and the School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communications. His research focuses on the “effects of system fidelity for virtual reality (VR) applications and systems.” Recently, Dr. McMahan was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Grant that …read more

April 28th, 2016

The Finals: 2016 Undergraduate Research Poster Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Undergraduate Research Poster Contest: Sheridan Helen Cavalier: Abnormal Synaptic Protein Expression in the VPA-Rat Model of Autism Following Fear Extension Training (faculty advisor: Dr. Christa McIntyre) Anthony Quang Dao: Cell-permeable and Nuclear-targeting Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles (faculty advisor: Jie Zhang) Hans Chiwuike Ajieren: Insertion Devices for Self-Coiling Implants (faculty …read more

April 20th, 2016

2016 Undergraduate Research Poster Contest

April 11th through 15th was the 5th Annual Exhibition of Excellence in Undergraduate Research, or simply Research Week, as it has come to be known. During the weeklong series of events, student recipients of Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards present their research at a poster exhibition open to the community. Judges from UT Dallas determine who will move on to …read more

April 11th, 2016

Q&A with Arden Wells, Future Geoscientist, Newest NSF Fellow

Arden Wells is a senior geoscience major in the School of Natural Sciences and Math at UT Dallas. A recent awardee of the 2016 National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP), Arden places among some of the nation’s top student researchers. It is one of the country’s oldest fellowship programs that enables students …read more

March 28th, 2016

Q&A with a Materials Science Startup

Upon earning their Ph.D.’s in Materials Science and Engineering from UT Dallas, David Arreaga and Adrian Avendano seized the opportunity to enter the rapidly growing flexible electronics industry they had come to know having worked at the university’s Advanced Polymer Research Lab. In 2014, they established their startup company, Ares Materials, and are now developing the technology …read more