Q&A Posts

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

July 19, 2016
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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


Q&A with Social Scientist Vito D’Orazio

June 20, 2016
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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… read more



Q&A with EMAC Professor Dr. Kristin Drogos

May 31, 2016
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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… read more


Q&A with Computer Scientist Ryan McMahan

May 10, 2016
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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… read more



Q&A with a Materials Science Startup

March 28, 2016
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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… read more


Q&A with Professor of Public Policy and NCAA Athletics Representative

February 17, 2016
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Dr. Kurt Beron is a professor at the university’s School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences. We recently met with Dr. Beron to discusses his latest research project and the work he’s doing with the NCAA. He will be the featured speaker at the Data Management, Ownership and Intellectual Property meeting to discuss responsible… read more


Q&A: Zika Virus – Insight From An Epidemic Expert

February 10, 2016
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Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) gathered in Geneva, Switzerland to declare an international public health emergency over the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The response comes after an alarming number of cases were being reported across Latin America, including a worrying number of infants being born with abnormally small brains and… read more


Q&A: Thoughts on New Elements Added to Periodic Table

January 12, 2016
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Last week, it was announced that four new elements would be added to the periodic table, a collaboration from researchers in Russia, Japan and the U.S. Elements 113, 115, 117, and 118, which will complete the seventh row, are superheavy elements, that have an atomic number greater than 104. UT Dallas Vice President for Research, Dr.… read more