Dr. Ella Atkins is a the Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan. Dr. Atkins hosted this panel discussion to address Contingency Flight Planning for Resilient Urban Air Mobility (UAM). Also, the critical areas of the DFW metroplex, to facilitate industry, academia, and governmental partnerships, and to better understand the educational needs of industry employees. Many companies such as Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopter, and the Dallas PD Helicopter Unit and more were in attendance.
Despite beating Oklahoma State and Baylor, the lady Mavs couldn’t pull the win out against the No.11 UT Longhorns. Hits and runs were hard to come by for both teams as the first inning went scoreless. UTA picked it up in the third inning with a 2-1 lead. UT would bounce back in the sixth inning with a 4-2 lead. The lady Mavs would try to fight back getting one more run in the seventh inning, but it wouldn’t be enough to secure the win. The Mavs will start a three game series against Coastal Carolina Thursday, April 18.
The UTA Women’s Tennis team came away with a clean sweep against Arkansas State, on Senior Day. Senior, Carla Vives, is the only player not returning to the team. Vives made sure to go out on a high note in her last home game, defeating her opponent 6-2, 6-2, clinching the third point for the Mavs. The lady Mavs clinched two points during doubles matches, as Nanaka Takeuchi and Liz Chileno shut out their opponent 6-0 in the No.1 spot. Sophomore teammates, Almudena Boza and Lucia Natal, clinched the second point getting the 6-3 victory in the No.3 spot. The lady Mavs will travel to San Marcos to play Texas State Tuesday, April 9.
UTA Track & Field hosted their 39th Annual Bobby Lane Invitational. Despite the rain and cloudy weather, the mavs came away with the highest points, making them the winners of the event. Seven individual titles came on the women’s side, while the men came away with for four. Both relay teams also picked up wins in the 4×100 meters race. Next, UTA’s top runners will be in action in Austin at the 92nd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, Wednesday through Saturday.
The Lady Mavs started their three game series against South Alabama on Friday, and defeated the team, 10-9. The momentum carried on to Saturday where the mavs crushed the team, 7-2. Sunday, the Lady Mavs started early with a 1st inning lead of 3-0. They would go on to get stops as sophomore pitcher, Randi Phillips, sealed the win as she threw four scoreless innings of relief, giving up just three hits and no walks. UTA will travel to San Antonio to face Incarnate Word on Tuesday, March 12.
The Lady Mavs battled it out at College Park Center, against Troy University, with a win of 88-65. Senior, Cierra Johnson finished her last home game with a career high, 31 points and 12 rebounds. This would be her fourth career double-double. Freshman Katie Ferrell boosted the teams lead with her 8 assists and 4 steals. Senior, Lauren Billie, was hot from 3, shooting 3-5 and finishing with 11 points. The Lady Mavs will play their last game of the regular season, at Texas Sate.
Edric Dennis is taking UTA by storm, as he just accomplished scoring his 1,000th career point against Little Rock. Dennis transferred from Jackson State to UTA, after previously playing at Hill Junior College. He believes his coaching staff at Hill are one of the main reasons he reached the Division 1 level. The Desoto native is happy to be back in the metroplex, so his family and friends can now come to see him play.
Laurynn Mcgowen is a senior on the Women’s Basketball team. She talks about her time playing here at UTA. The Arlington native transferred to UTA after playing at New Mexico Junior College, and Sam Houston State her freshman year. Laurynn is a combo-guard, playing between point guard and shooting guard. Also, she is fourth-leading on the team in assists. After graduation, she plans to attend law school.
UTA held a lecture forum with representatives from AECOM where urban mobility and driver-less cars were the main subject of discussion. Technology is constantly changing and AECOM has their hand in creating different projects that will improve peoples lives and overall allow the flow of traffic and time to be convenient for all users. Steven Duong, associate VP of design and planning at AECOM said traveling from Dallas to Austin can be done in as little as 45 minutes with the use of autonomous vehicles that are traveling at high speeds ranging from 700 -750 mph.