Tag Archives: Put Technology to Work

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…

Latest ‘Put Technology to Work’ Newsletter: City Exploring Apps to Improve Drivers’ Commute

The Arlington City Council has identified “Put Technology to Work” as a priority. Technology is an essential aspect of daily life and has quite the impact on our organization, residents and businesses. It is also integral in achieving the City’s other four priorities: Invest in Our Economy, Support Quality Education, Enhance Regional…

Meet Sphero, the Arlington Public Library’s Newest Robots

The Arlington Public Library was awarded the Best Buy Community Development grant in 2016 and has used these funds to purchase 24 Sphero robots. Sphero robots look like no other robot you have ever seen; they are created by the same company who brought us the adorably personable BB-8 from the…

From Parks to Streets, City of Arlington Investing $169 Million in Infrastructure

From replacing bumpy neighborhood streets to building a new recreation center/branch library on the east side of town, the City of Arlington plans to invest more than $169 million in infrastructure over the coming year. The Arlington City Council adopted this year’s $68.8 million capital budget, $84.4 million water utility capital…

Arlington Water Utilities Announces Changes to Credit/Debit Card Payments

As part of its commitment to cost reduction, Arlington Water Utilities recently reviewed payment options it offers to residents. Results were presented to the Arlington City Council in January. Two payment methods topped all others in terms of expenses – payments at customer care locations and online credit/debit card payments. Arlington…

Arlington Exploring Innovative Transportation Technology

Love that feeling when you catch more than one green light in a row? The City of Arlington is exploring innovative transportation technology that would allow drivers to experience that thrill more often while also helping to keep streets safer and less congested. As part of its Smart Cities initiative, the…

Arlington Releases 2016 Popular Annual Financial Report

Want to see how your tax dollars were spent last year? Interested in learning about major economic development deals, infrastructure projects and new programs and initiatives that aim to improve the quality of life in The American Dream City?If so, check out the City of Arlington’s 2016 Popular Annual Financial…

State Honors Mansfield ISD for Innovative Energy Efficiency Program

Mansfield ISD’s energy efficiency program was recognized by the Office of the Governor and The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality with their Innovative Operations/Management award, the state’s highest environmental honor given by the commission. MISD is the only school district in Texas to earn this distinction at the 25th annual Texas…

Learn How to be the ‘Source of Change’ During Library’s Teen Tech Week

From robotics classes to hands-on science experiments, the Arlington Public Library will offer a variety of ways for teens to explore, create and share content in a learning environment outside the classroom as part of Teen Tech Week. Arlington will join thousands of libraries and schools across the country in celebrating…

New Ask Arlington App Highlighted in Latest ‘Put Technology to Work’ Newsletter

The new Ask Arlington app makes notifying the City about problems, ranging from barking dogs to burnt out street lights, quick and easy for citizens. Read more about the free app, which the City of Arlington launched earlier this year, in the newest “Put Technology to Work” newsletter. The newsletter also highlights Arlington’s Automated…