Tag Archives: Put Technology to Work

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…

Library’s Virtual Reality Experience Gives Teens Their First Look at a New World

It’s 2017 and virtual reality, or VR, is here. You may have seen commercials full of people wearing headsets, but have you tried it out? The Arlington Public Library is giving teens and tweens the chance to try VR firsthand at Virtual Reality Experience. Virtual reality is a digital simulation of…

Arlington Residents Explore Driverless Transportation Technology

The public, community leaders and Arlington City Council got a first-hand look at the future of transportation technology Thursday morning by taking a trip in a self-driving transit shuttle. Those who climbed aboard marveled as the small, battery-powered EasyMile shuttle made a slow loop between Arlington Convention Center parking lots, able…

Arlington Water Utilities’ Ozone System Upgrades Nearly Finished

Arlington Water Utilities is nearing completion of a $14 million, multi-phase project to replace ozone generators and other equipment at the Pierce-Burch and John F. Kubala Water Treatment Plants. The Arlington City Council approved the project with the understanding that the replacement of the aging equipment will help Arlington continue to…

Public Invited to Ride in Self-Driving, Fully Autonomous Transit Vehicle in Arlington

The public is invited to ride in a self-driving, fully autonomous transit vehicle when the Alliance for Transportation Innovation (ATI21) 2017 Autonomous Vehicle Road Trip arrives in Arlington for demonstrations on Thursday, Feb. 2. Arlington is among the first stops on a cross-country road trip hosted by ATI21 and presented by…

Arlington Among Texas Communities Chosen as Testing Grounds for Automated Vehicles

Arlington is among select Texas communities chosen as a national test site for the research and development of self-driving vehicles. The U. S. Department of Transportation has named Texas a national Automated Vehicle (AV) Proving Ground for the testing of connected and automated vehicle technologies. The designation establishes the state as a…

New Open Arlington Website Places Searchable City Data At Citizens’ Fingertips

Whether you’re curious about code complaints or wondering what’s under construction in your neighborhood, the City’s new Open Arlington website offers a variety of searchable data to help citizens know more about their community. Open Arlington is intended to serve as a central clearinghouse for accessing, visualizing, and interacting with public…

UTA Documentary on Fatal Wilberg Mine Fire Premieres Next Month

A documentary produced by the University of Texas at Arlington’s Department of Art and Art History will premiere next month.“Remember Wilberg” tells the story of the December 1984 Wilberg Mine fire in Emery County, Utah, that killed 27 coal miners.UTA Students, alumni, and faculty spent more than two years working on…

New Social Networking App Aims to Improve College Experience for UTA Students

At the same that researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington are studying the role social networks play in academic performance, a group of students has developed a free mobile app they say will connect UTA students and help them have a better college experience. The newly launched UTA Connection…