Category Archives: Education

UTA Students Use 3D Printer to Create Prosthetic Arm for 8-Year-Old Boy

Students are using 3D printers at the University of Texas at Arlington’s FabLab for more than just class projects. Some are using the state-of-the-art technology to help make dreams become reality for others. Recently, students there surprised 8-year-old Garrett Clark with a custom-built prosthetic arm created at the lab. Garrett Clark, who…

Four Arlington ISD Schools Named 2016 Texas Honor Roll Schools

Arlington Collegiate High School, Shackelford Junior High, and Duff and Little elementaries were named 2016 Texas Honor Roll Schools for demonstrating consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time and reduction in achievement gaps. Educational Results Partnership and the Institute for Productivity in Education identified these four…

Micro Houses: UTA Student Project Aims to Reduce Residential Footprint

In the shadows of much larger construction projects like the Science and Engineering Innovation and Research Building and residence hall-dining hall-parking garage projects on the west side of campus, a smaller development is taking shape that molds student minds as they head out into the professional world. Students from the College…

UTA Spotlight: Students Talk about How Pell Grants Help Make College Dreams Affordable

Greetings from The American Dream City! Be sure to tune into the ninth installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news and happenings on the university campus and around Arlington. Here are this week’s top stories include: UTA students reflect…

UTA Spotlight: Men’s Basketball Team Reflects on History-Making Season

Greetings from The American Dream City! Be sure to tune into the eighth installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news and happenings on the university campus and around Arlington. Here are this week’s top stories: After 21 years of operation,…

Dream Builders: Mariachi Band at AISD’s Sam Houston High School

“Dream Builders” is a show on MyArlingtonTV that highlights the ways our community is helping kids dream big, nurture their creativity, polish their skills and develop the tools they need to achieve their American Dream as young adults. The latest episode focuses on the mariachi band at Arlington ISD’s Sam Houston High…

AISD Celebrates Groundbreaking of Future Agricultural Science Center

School and community leaders, students and guests on Friday celebrated the groundbreaking of the Arlington Independent School District’s future Agricultural Science Center. This center, set to open next school year at 3210 West Pioneer Parkway, will feature two classrooms, a metal construction lab, an animal exercise area and flexible-fencing pens housing…

March 2017 Student-Athlete of the Month: Garrett Hawes

Garrett Hawes, senior for Martin High School’s archery team, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s Student-Athlete of the Month for March 2017. Last month, Garrett won the state championship, defeating a three-time state champion from Marcus High School. He will compete at the National Archery in the Schools Program National Championship…

UTA Biologist Coral Species Disease Research Highlighted at Earth Day Event

Laura Mydlarz, an associate professor of biology at the University of Texas at Arlington, is leading a new study to quantify how susceptible coral species are to disease through a series of experiments and approaches. The project, titled “Immunity to Community: Can Quantifying Immune Traits Inform Reef Community Structure?” is funded by…