Letter to the Editor: How to help ATEC grads improve job prospects

It’s easy to help make ATEC a better experience for its undergraduate students: Just require a minor (18 credit hours) in the STEM field of their choice. The interests and abilities that UTD ATEC students have for animating and visualizing complex STEM processes are badly needed in NS&M, ECS and...

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Voting close to home

Voting close to home

Ask anyone to name the president of the United States and you would easily get laughs at how obvious the answer is. Ask anyone to name their city councilor or school board trustee and you would probably get blank stares. Some may not even know what a city councilor is...

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Racer finds international success

Racer finds international success

A UTD junior has aspirations to become a professional race car driver — and has already made strides towards his dream. Nicholas Reger, a global business major, won the Global MX-5 Cup in 2018, winning a Mazda scholarship worth $200,000. Previously, in 2014, he was the Texas Teen Mazda Challenge...

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Athlete named to academic all-district

Athlete named to academic all-district

After scoring 20 points against McMurry University to bring an 80-64 win for the Comets, women’s basketball guard Victoria Peña became the third Comet to reach over 1000 career points. Peña was named the American Southwest Conference East Player of the Year for the second year in a row and...

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NCAA losses for basketball

NCAA losses for basketball

Both men’s and women’s basketball endured losses at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III national championships after they won their respective regional American Southwest Conference tournaments. The No. 18-ranked women’s team, led by head coach Polly Thomason since 2005, has been to the NCAA championships for the last three...

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Whatcha Eatin’? Kimchi

Whatcha Eatin’? Kimchi

Call me crazy, but I adore all things fermented, such as miso, kombucha or sauerkraut. Beyond the fact that eating fermented food offers a number of health benefits, fermented food just tastes more robust and interesting. The only dish I hadn’t tried was kimchi, a popular South Korean fermented vegetable...

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Student graduates UTD at 18

Student graduates UTD at 18

Nearly 2,800 UTD students made up the cohort of fall 2018 graduates. One of the students was biology major Lokesh Nagineni, who, at age 18, successfully finished his undergraduate education to enter the next chapter of his life — medical school. Born and raised in Flower Mound, Nagineni said he’s...

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Downward dog, upward goat

Downward dog, upward goat

Goat Yoga Richardson, a grassroots organization that offers classes all over the DFW Metroplex, began with just four goats, neighborhood friends and founder Amanda Henderson’s backyard. The concept of goat yoga originated on a farm in Albany, Oregon in late 2016 and has since become a popular trend across the...

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New esports team wins at regional competition

New esports team wins at regional competition

UTD Esports announced their spring roster for the new “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” team at the end of February via Twitter. The new team finished in first place in its first tournament on March 9 at Texas A&M University.  The esports teams participate in tournaments through the Collegiate Starleague, which...

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UTD adds service learning classes

UTD adds service learning classes

UTD is joining the nationally growing trend of service learning in the classroom. This semester, the university is offering 10 classes centered around service. In 2017, UTD received $1 million through the University of Texas System to incorporate community engagement into the curriculum. Since then, the school has offered a...

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