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Department of Civil Engineering Faculty Awarded Federal Research Grant

Friday, August 18, 2017

Two civil engineering faculty researchers — Andrew Braham and Sarah Hernandez — have been awarded a $12,500 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.

College of Engineering Awards Engineering Research & Innovation Civil Engineering

Undergraduate Summer Research Highlighted at Poster Session

Friday, August 18, 2017

Each poster described the background and motivation, development, results and future work of a project performed by the student in conjunction with their peers and professors.

College of Engineering Engineering Events Research & Innovation Computer Science and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering

National Center Expanding Due to Success of Centers

Friday, August 18, 2017

The Center for GRid-connected Advanced Power Electronic Systems and newly formed sister centers have created a need for expansion of testing facilities at the Arkansas Technology Park.

College of Engineering Facilities Engineering Research & Innovation Electrical Engineering

Sociology Senior Spends Summer at Pew Research Center in Washington D.C.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Bryn Smernoff, a sociology major, participated in research at the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C., with mentor Patricia Herzog, assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice.

Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Research & Innovation Social Sciences Criminal Justice Physics Sociology

John Clark Wins National Plant Breeders Association Impact Award

Thursday, August 17, 2017

John R. Clark, Distinguished Professor of horticulture, is the sixth recipient of the Plant Breeding Award since it was initiated in 2012 and the first winner in fruit breeding.

Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences Agriculture Awards Research & Innovation Horticulture

Alumnus Demonstrates Significant Impact of Undergraduate Students on Biomedical Optics and Imaging Research

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Kinan Alhallak, a recent U of A graduate, was the first author on a scientific paper published this summer in the Journal of Biomedical Optics about optical imaging research.

College of Engineering Engineering Health Research & Innovation Biomedical Engineering

Electric Power Research Institute Funds GRAPES Project

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The project, supported by Southern Co. and the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp., will develop custom power equipment to minimize the effects of unbalanced currents in distribution systems.

College of Engineering Engineering Research & Innovation Electrical Engineering

Award Supports Novel Methods to Produce Ammonia and Hydrogen

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The National Science Foundation has awarded $450,000 to Jingyi Chen and Lauren Greenlee to develop alternative processes for producing ammonia.

College of Engineering Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Engineering Research & Innovation Science Chemical Engineering Chemistry and Biochemistry

Graduate Student, Professor Partner to Teach Others About Student Activism in New Book

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Graduate student David Tolliver began working on a book with Dean Michael Miller before he even enrolled in the interdisciplinary public policy program. Now the book is out.

College of Education and Health Professions Graduate School Education Research & Innovation Public Policy

Research Team Explores Impact of Climate Change on Future of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Monday, August 14, 2017

A variety of environmental problems threaten the world's supply of fresh fruits and vegetables. Marty Matlock and Greg Thoma are part of a team of researchers exploring this problem.

Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences College of Engineering Agriculture Natural Environment Research & Innovation
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