Q&A Posts

August 23rd, 2016

Q&A with AVS Chair, Process Engineer, & Neuroscientist

A doctoral student in the School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics at UT Dallas, Audrey Hammack’s research with Dr. Bruce Gnade is shedding light on neural networks in the brain. With an internship at Qorvo, her current project with microelectrode arrays (MEAs) aims to answer questions that can potentially assist patients with brain damage or …read more

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

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 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

February 17th, 2016

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

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 data management …read more

February 10th, 2016

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

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 skulls, a birth defect …read more