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June 1st, 2021

An Alternative for Vaccine Storage and Distribution

The global COVID-19 vaccination campaign has been described as one of the largest public health initiatives ever managed. Quick distribution of the vaccines has been essential, but a vaccine’s journey is fraught with complications that include susceptibility to heat and light exposure, breakage, and extreme fragility in temperature changes. The Pfizer shot, for example, requires …read more

May 20th, 2021

Spring 2021 Seed Grant Winners

The Office of Research’s seed grant initiatives provides funding for faculty across various disciplines. The University’s award from the State of Texas National Research University Fund (NRUF) has helped us afford these internal funding opportunities. Congratulations to this year’s recipients: Center for Emergent Novel Technology at the Innovation Quarter (CENT-IQ) Grant Center for Imaging and …read more

March 31st, 2021

The Griffith Lab has the Power to Change

The power of wind has been used for centuries to make human lives better and easier. In the past, it was used to produce food, grind grain, pump water, and cut wood at sawmills1. Today’s modern wind machines output electricity using massive—lengths greater than a football field—rotating blades. A turbine with blades over 350 feet …read more

March 9th, 2021

Q&A with ATEC Professor Kim Knight

Kim Knight is an Associate Professor of Critical Media Studies in the School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication. Her research explores how digital culture affects negotiations of power and the formation of identity, particularly for marginalized groups. Professor Knight took a break to reflect on the impact COVID-19 has had on her research: Describe …read more

March 1st, 2021

Weaponized Information from WWII Offers Insights into Today’s “Fake News”

The United States weaponized information to secure Latin American support during World War II. What can those strategies tell us about the nature of propaganda campaigns in the age of “fake news”? A poster was created about this topic. The Center for US-Latin America Initiatives is analyzing trends in historical persuasive messaging and the visibility …read more

February 1st, 2021

Research Team Examining the Connection Between Aging Heart and Brain Health

Advancing age is associated not only with physical health problems but also with certain cognitive declines that are linked with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). An increased sedentary lifestyle leads to a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease due to reduced arterial wall plasticity. Because MCI is considered to be a pre-clinical stage of Alzheimer’s disease, …read more