Software to assist with navigating UTD buildings

Software to assist with navigating UTD buildings

A research team of 12 freshmen, headed by computer science professor Ravi Prakash and assisted by the Office of Information Technology, has developed new software for an app, called Constellation, that will allow users to navigate UTD buildings.  For the uninitiated eye — and sometimes even for the well-acquainted eye...

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New rail line to be built near Northside apartments, campus

New rail line to be built near Northside apartments, campus

Dallas Area Rapid Transit is working closely with UTD to develop a new rail line that will run adjacent to the Northside complex. The new line, called Cotton Belt, is due to start construction in 2019 and will begin welcoming riders in December 2022. Mark Ball, a DART Media Relations...

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7-Eleven to open at Northside

7-Eleven to open at Northside

Slurpees, taquitos and other snacks will soon be available at Northside after a new convenience store opens later this month. The 7-Eleven chain will expand to UTD on Aug. 23, bringing with it Amazon lockers, extra slurpee flavors and a refrigerated room for beer. The store, located on the western...

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Payment change causes concern

Payment change causes concern

University Housing has begun preparing for the transfer of management of certain on-campus housing properties from American Campus Communities to the university. But while university officials attempt to ensure a smooth handover, students are expressing concern that the change could do more harm than good. When University Housing announced it...

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Alum creates 3D sensors

Alum creates 3D sensors

Researchers at UTD are looking to nature to advance sensory technology through electronic whiskers. UTD alumnus Jonathan Reeder began working on the project in 2013 while completing his doctorate in materials science and engineering. The sensors, which resemble whiskers, are made of shape-memory polymers and change shape in response to...

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Graduate helps create nonprofit

Graduate helps create nonprofit

At 18 years old, Brooke Lopez was the youngest individual ever to run for Wylie City Council. Inspired to run by the murder of her high school friend and a desire to affect change in her community, she balanced her freshman year of college at UTD with her first political...

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Dallas becomes hub for esports

Dallas becomes hub for esports

Michael Sherman was already playing Riot Games’ “League of Legends” before he went to UTD in 2009. Though he said he didn’t consider himself a professional, he and a group of students played the game as a team competitively against other Texas universities such as UT Arlington and Texas A&M....

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University reaches funding milestone

University reaches funding milestone

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to include additional information about the National Research University Fund and quotes from President Richard Benson. UTD recently reached what administration members say is a major step toward becoming a premier research university. The university announced on July 25 that it had qualified...

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Prosthetic progress

Prosthetic progress

A robotics lab at UTD has managed to make its new prosthetic leg stronger and quieter and is ready to move on to the next stage of testing. Currently situated in the ATEC building, the Locomotor Systems Lab has recently made advancements in its new prosthetic leg which allows users...

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Drone tech takes off

Drone tech takes off

Ron Poynter was first introduced to drones while working as a helicopter pilot for the military. It wasn’t until federal restrictions on civilian usage of drones — officially known as unmanned aerial vehicles — were lifted in 2012 that he began to realize their potential. “In 2012, I was reading...

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