2016 News Archive


UofA Students Win Awards at EPA Design Contest
Chemical engineering students Kimberly Cribbs,* Brandon Hart, Bryce Jones* and Michael Reinisch,* and biology major Allysa Swearingen* recently competed with 38 other universities in the Environmental Protection Agency's People, Prosperity and the Planet, or P3, Competition during the National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, D.C.

U of A Placing at the International WERC Competition
Three teams of University of Arkansas students recently won awards at the International Environmental Design Contest at New Mexico State University.
College of Engineering Honors Outstanding Students
On Tuesday, April 26, the College of Engineering recognized several students at the annual Student Awards and Honors Reception.
Student - Athletes Thrive in the College of Engineering
Teni Butler and Maddie Monroe are not only athletes at the University of Arkansas, competing on the soccer and swimming teams, but they are also full-time students in the College of Engineering.
Eight U of A Students selected as NSF Graduate Research Fellows
Eight University of Arkansas students – four undergraduates, three graduate students, and one recent graduate – have received National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships for the upcoming academic year.
UofA Students Named Goldwater Scholars, Third Gets Honorable Mention
Two University of Arkansas students, Wilson Guillory and Karla Morrissey, were recently awarded selective Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships. 
Students Represent UofA at Clinton Global Initiative University
Seven students from the College of Engineering were selected to represent the University of Arkansas at the 2016 Clinton Global Initiative University meeting held at University of California Berkeley April 1-3.
Grant to Support Research on Converting Woody Biomass into Biofuel
Chemical engineering associate professor Jamie Hestekin has received two grants totaling $145,250 from a local technology development firm to help the company convert woody biomass into bio-oil and eventually liquid biofuel.
New Graduate Fellowship Will Provide Access, Aid to Engineering Students
University of Arkansas alumnus Reginald “Barney” Baxter and his wife, Jameson, are supporting graduate students in the College of Engineering with a $150,000 gift.
Salute to Faculty Inventors
Wickramasinghe, an Arkansas Research Alliance scholar, and Qian have been awarded a patent for magnetically responsive membranes that provide superior performance for applications such as treating wastewaters.
New Honors College Grant Supports Faculty, Undergrad Research
Lauren Greenlee, assistant professor, chemical engineering: Greenlee’s research focuses on novel nanostructured, non-precious metal catalysts for water treatment and electrochemical energy conversion applications.
College of Engineering Improves Research Spending, Doctoral Degrees
The Department of Chemical Engineering rose eight places in the rankings this year, to 88 out of 131 institutions, with a rank of 55 among chemical engineering programs at public universities. 
University of Arkansas Showcases Neuroscience Research
Dr. Servoss participates in a showcase at the University of Arkansas' brain and neuroscience research that future advancements in finding out how the brain works will rely on interdisciplinary collaboration.
Apply Now for College of Engineering Summer Camps
The College of Engineering offers several summer camps for rising 4th through 12th graders. These camps offer hands-on learning experiences and give kids a chance to explore different engineering topics. 
SIIRE Begins Third Academic Year 
A new research program funded by the National Science Foundation, which provides students completing their bachelor degree a scholarship.
 CHEG Student Selected as Gates Cambridge Finalist
Three University of Arkansas Honors College seniors were named as finalists for the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship. The scholarship funds graduate study at Cambridge University in England.
McMath Challenge Gift Met
Honors College Dean emeritus Bob McMath and his wife Linda pledged  to endow a scholarship for students enrolled in the Honors College Path Program at the University of Arkansas. The McMaths challenged others to participate, with a goal of matching the initial $50,000 gift in three years’ time. Professors and staff from across campus stepped up to the plate, as did several alumni and even a current student, to meet and exceed the match in less than two years’ time.