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
Dr. Russell Stoneback spent his childhood with lots of questions needing answers, developing an avid interest in the physical properties and phenomena of the world around him. He went on to pursue those physics interests at UT Austin, where he also started playing music and supported himself by working in construction. That harmonious combination of …read more
College is a great time for self-discovery and creating new experiences. You can take part in one or a few of the hundreds of student organizations on campus and start new friendships by meeting people. The undergraduate experience at UT Dallas is no exception. With new student organizations being created every semester and various, new …read more
It’s October and on the downtown square of a small, Texas town near where I live, a quaint community is embracing Fall. At a corner pub one Sunday afternoon, patrons linger over brew and with the doors to storefronts open, the air smells of coffee and cigars, food and confections from a bakery. It’s a …read more
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.
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.
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.
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
The first roads didn’t belong to that of the Benz Patent-Motorwagen or Tin Lizzie – they belonged to the ships of ancient mariners. In the spirit of the ancient mariners, the world’s love story with transportation and technology continues to propel us through the ages. Moving from ocean to land, one modern vessel – the …read more
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