Spotlight

October 17th, 2017

Descendants of the Old Forest

The son of peanut farmers, Dr. Anthony Cummings, assistant professor in the geospatial information sciences program at UT Dallas, walked the forests of Guyana, South America as a boy. In the tropics of the Caribbean, he learned to use a bow and arrow, and entertained the dream of becoming a professional cricketer. While he pursued …read more

September 27th, 2016

Advancing the Field: Dr. Dussor Tackles Migraine Research

Dr. Gregory Dussor’s career in migraine research isn’t built on hope. As a leader in migraine studies, and Associate Professor in Behavioral Brain Sciences at UT Dallas, his playbook is built with a desire to make the quality of life more fulfilling for others who suffer from this debilitating disease. As a 2008 recipient of the Future Leaders in Pain Research Award from the American Pain Society, Dr. Dussor’s dedication and effort created the exposure to propel his team to continue advancing the field of migraine education.

August 30th, 2016

Joe Burnett and the Next Generation of Materials Science

Helping shape his generations knowledge of materials science is Joe Burnett, a Senior physics student in the school of Natural Science and Mathematics and a member of Dr. Julia Chan’s Solid State Laboratory Team. Concurrently earning his MS in Mathematics, Joe uses main group elements, rare earth metals, and transition metals (chromium, manganese, iron, cobalt, and nickel, to name a few) to synthesize new materials in crystalline form and create new classes of compounds for energy applications. He aims to determine structure and properties in the inorganic materials that measure the magnetic and electrical properties.

June 28th, 2016

Gaming Gets ‘Serious’: Unlocking the Legend of Pain Management

Known as electronic games for psychotherapy (EGP), or ‘serious games,’ UT Dallas assistant professor Dr. Marjorie Zielke and her team in the ATEC program are able to deepen their knowledge and critical insight to better diagnose patients who suffer from chronic back pain. Serious games employ the use of virtual reality (VR) to simulate a recreation of real life events wherein patients can interact kinetically during rehabilitation.

May 24th, 2016

When the Finish Line is the Beginning

We spend our lives taking steps towards the future.  Kindergarten productions inspire budding thespians, seventh grade band recitals turn young musicians into professional ones, and high school athletics give way to careers in sports or medicine.  Other times, a mentor comes along and provides insight to opportunities which – much like the stage or stadium …read more

February 9th, 2016

Worldwide Efforts of Researcher Impacts Health, Atherosclerosis

It’s no surprise that UT Dallas senior, Melanie Maurer, has an interest in matters of the heart.  Upon meeting the backpack-toting biomedical engineering student, it’s equally clear to see that she’s prepared for the journey of combating heart disease.  Bringing not only awards, knowledge, and volunteer experience into classrooms and labs, she also possesses a …read more