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Revenue from new wells expected in spring 2010 GAS ROYALTIES

As of Aug. 31, the university garThe new drilling will benefit AISD, nered $3 million in royalties from the Arlington and property owners six wells in production on the site, with mineral rights agreements. said President James Spaniolo in a BY JOAN KHALAF The Shorthorn senior staff

The university announced Wednesday that Carrizo Oil & Gas anticipates drilling four to seven additional wells at the southeastern corner of campus within three to four months. Revenue from the additional wells isn’t expected until after March 2010 when the wells go into production. Communications Vice President Jerry Lewis said it’s hard to determine how much gas the wells will produce or how much money they will generate, due to the fluctuating market. “Last year, if we would have tried to predict how much money we would have gotten, we would have been way off,” he said.

letter to the university community. Those wells will continue production, thus continue drawing funds. The money goes back to UTA in terms of scholarships, fellowships, faculty and staff retention and carrying through the Campus Master Plan. The gas funds are put into the Maverick Match program. The program matches endowments donated to the university. So far, the program has matched 21 endowments. The wells must first go through drilling, fracking, which makes the natural gas rise to the surface, then into production, when the beneficiaries start receiving royalties. Other beneficiaries include the City of Arlington, Arlington Independent School District and other prop-

The university collected $3 million since Aug. 31 last year from the six wells already producing natural gas on the site.

erty owners that have signed mineral rights agreements with Carrizo. Cindy Powell, AISD finance associate superintendent, said the school board has spent royalties on one-time items like computer equipment and maintenance projects in case of future stagnant money flow. Last year, a separate fund was put aside called Natural Gas Leases Special Revenue Fund, which designed to hold gas royalties. So far, about $18.2 million is saved for undetermined projects. GAS continues on page 6

The Shorthorn: Jacob Adkisson

LANDSCAPE VIEW Photography junior David Vasquez sketches a high hill for drawing fundamentals outside in the Architecture courtyard on Wednesday.


Fifty-year college segues into the future TIMELINE 1959

Arlington State College is elevated to senior-college status and the School of Engineering begins


Woolf Hall is built


Arlington State College becomes part of The University of Texas System


The Shorthorn: Chris Hudson

Students from all areas of study flocked to the Engineering Lab Building’s plaza Wednesday afternoon to enjoy free food and information displays at the College of Engineering 50th anniversary celebration.


ASC is changed to The Uni-

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versity of Texas at Arlington

As the College of Engineering celebrated its 50th anniversary with different events on Wednesday, the bioengineering department celebrated the ribbon cutting of the remodeled Engineering Lab Building. President Spaniolo, members of the UTA community and Congressional representatives gave opening remarks at the ribbon cutting ceremony. Tours of the lab building were offered after the event. The bioengineering department began as a program, was elevated to a department and began a partnership in 1974 with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. The department came a long way in terms of expanding faculty and research, said bioengineering assistant professor Digant Dave. Today the department conducts research in areas ranging from faster injury repair to detecting and combating cancer. The event featured engineering groups displaying their research at tables along the lab building’s plaza. “It’s an exciting time to be here. Bioengineering will remain a high priority in the engineering field because of the contributions it can give to health care,” Dave said. “Ultimately, the success of our efforts will be gauged by how it affects the average person affected by any disease.” The $22-million development added a 27,000-square-foot third floor. The building has extra lab space for the entire bioengineering department and other engineering departments doing research.


UT Arlington takes on the Mavericks nickname


The joint program between the bioengineering department and UT Southwestern Medical School begins


The UT System Board of Regents appropriates nearly $40 million for the construction of Nedderman Hall and the Aerospace Research Building and renovations to Woolf Hall


The Advanced Robotics Research Institute (now Automation and Robotics Research Institute) is created


The Nanofab center is opened


Bioengineering faculty opened the Optical Medical Imaging Lab facility at UTSW


The College of Engineering’s celebrates 50th anniversary Source: The College of Engineering 50th anniversary Web site


The Shorthorn: Tim Crumpton

Texas Segway owner Eric Reynolds, left, helps electrical engineering graduate student Jai Sorte, right, learn how to ride a Segway for the first time Wednesday. Reynolds was invited to come out and give Segway tutorials to attendees of the College of Engineering 50th anniversary celebration.

Inventor encourages campus to continue moving forward BY JOHNATHAN SILVER The Shorthorn senior staff

Many Americans are stupid – but the condition’s reversible, according to inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen. As the first speaker of the College of Engineering’s 50th anniversary speaker series, Kamen spoke Wednesday about the role of young Americans in the progression of technology, the American education system’s flaws, and how college students can be role models to

younger people through mentorship. Kamen is the inventor of many medical appliances including the portable dialysis machines, a blood purification machine replacing kidney functions; and the infusion pump, a machine designed to slowly inject substances into a patient’s veins or tissues. His work led to newer forms of treatment for kidney disease and cancer. Some claim his fame comes from his Segway invention. The Segway is a self-balancing human transporter revealed in 2001.

More than one billion people lack access to safe drinking water and access to electricity, according to Kamen. He showed NASA’s rendition of the world at night with city lights captured by satellite. With such technology, lack of electricity can be combated, Kamen said. “Why don’t we just wipe that one problem out?” he said. “We don’t have to fix all the others just yet.” The young non-American generation doesn’t SEGWAY continues on page 6

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TODAY 20% chance of rain • High 94°F • Low 70°F Carter Blood Drive: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., University Center mall and Central Library mall. For information, contact Karen Monken at 817-272-2963 or Drop-In Study Abroad Advising: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., University Center between Starbucks and Freshens. Free. For information, contact Blake Hart at 817-272-1120 or Career Exploration Session: Noon- 12:30 p.m., 216 Davis Hall. Free. For information, contact Counseling Services at 817-2723671. “Secret of the Cardboard Rocket”: 2-3 p.m., the Planetarium. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for children and seniors, $3 for faculty, staff and alumni, and $2 for UTA students. For information, contact the Planetarium at 817-272-1183 or Boys & Girls Club Visit: 3 -5 p.m., 608 N. Elm St. Free. For information, contact UTA Volunteers at 817-272-2963 or Study Abroad Fall Fiesta/Ambassadors Kick-off Party: 5:30 p.m., Swift Center lawn. Free. For information, contact Blake Hart at 817-272-1120 or “Black Holes”: 7-8 p.m., the Planetarium. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for children and seniors, $3 for faculty, staff and alumni, and $2 for UTA students. For information, contact the Planetarium at 817-272-1183 or

New policies to recruit Greek prospects Greek officers talk about new recruitment policies and new opportunities for members. BY ARIONNE WELLS The Shorthorn staff

UTA Greek Life has changed its classification recruitment policies, but incoming freshmen are still welcome to attend Greek Life’s fall orientation recruitment events. This past January, the recruitment process was modified to disallow incoming freshmen from applying. Seth Ressl, Greek Life and University Events director, said the Greek grade point average in fall 2008 was not increasing as rapidly as the overall university GPA. “Greeks should focus on academics” he said, “and the way to do that is to establish a new university requirement for the Greek community.” To rush, transfer students are also required to have a 2.5 GPA and need to provide an academic transcript, said Robert-Thomas Jones, Greek Life program coordinator. “In the spring, those who are interested in a Greek-letter organization would need to have completed at least 9

hours and have a cumulative 2.5 GPA in order to pursue membership,” he said. While many new students cannot pursue membership, members of the Greek community would like the student body to know that incoming freshmen are more than welcome to come and partake in the orientation activities this month, said Marie Robles, Delta Zeta sorority chapter president. This year Greek Life will host many activities for university students who may be interested in joining a sorority or fraternity. “No one is excluded,” Jones said. “Anyone who is interested in any organization should make an effort to attend one of the orientation events.” Robles said orientation is for any interested student. “[Wednesday], we opened our sorority house for tours and freshmen are welcome, although we will only have a two-week recruitment in the spring,” she said. Greek Life comprises 32 organizations and four councils. The councils are Panhellenic, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Multicultural Greek Council and Interfraternity Council. The councils comprise a diverse Greek commu-

nity and this fall they will host orientation events on campus, which will allow students to gather more information on their organization of choice. Jones said that nothing has changed about the orientations that each council will host this month. The Panhellenic Council had its Orientation Tea Party on Tuesday night. The National PanHellenic Council will host its Meet the Greeks orientation Sept. 10. The event has a $5 cover charge. The Interfraternity Council will have an All Fraternity Activities Fair on Sept. 14 and the Multicultural Greek Council will host a Meet and Greet on Sept. 16, which will also include a $5 cover charge. The National Pan-Hellenic and Multicultural councils hosted a Grilling With the Greeks event near the University Center mall on Wednesday. Jones said any interested students should visit the Greek Life Web site,, which provides information about all 32 organizations including chapter profiles, recruitment activities and an all-Greek master calendar. ARIONNE WELLS

FRIDAY 40% chance of storms • High 92 °F • Low 68°F Art Exhibition in The Gallery at UTA: Tommy Fitzpatrick/Margo Sawyer: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 169 Fine Arts Bldg. Exhibitions dates are Sept. 4 - Oct. 10. Free. For information, contact Patricia Healy at 817-272-5658 or Progress and Trends in Wireless Convergence: 10:30-11:30 a.m., 413 Woolf Hall. Free. For information, contact Sajal Das at 817272-7405 or The Coming of Age of Ultra-strength Materials: 1:30-2:30 p.m., 105 Nedderman Hall. Free. For information, contact Debi Barton at 817-272-2561 or “Stars at Night are Big and Bright”: 2-3 p.m., the Planetarium. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for children and seniors, $3 for faculty, staff and alumni, and $2 for UTA students. For information, contact the Planetarium at 817-272-1183 or

PERSONAVACTION by Thea Blessener

The Shorthorn: Jacob Adkisson

STOMP WHAT YOUR MAMA GAVE YOU Mechanical engineer junior Tecumseh Graham, left, criminal justice junior Quinton Thompson and criminal justice junior Charles Thompson of Omega Psi Phi fraternity dance at the Greek Step Off on Wednesday on the University Center mall.


POLICE REPORT This is a part of the daily activity log produced by the university’s Police Department. To report a criminal incident on campus, call 817-272-3381.

WEDNESDAY Injured Person Medical Assist Officers responded at 2:40 a.m. to Brazos House lobby for an injured person/medical assist call. A student reported having an allergic skin reaction. EMS responded but did not transport. TUESDAY Injured Person Medical Assist A student was in need of medical assistance following an accident at 9:44 p.m. at 415 Oak St. The student was taken to Arlington Memorial Hospital for treatment. Burglary, Vehicle A student reported at 8 p.m. that his MP3 player, raincoat and joystick were missing from his vehicle parked at Centennial Court apartments Investigation Officer investigated the report of a missing Whirlpool washing machine at 1:06 p.m. at 1006 Greek Row Drive that a previous student had taken with him when he moved.

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GSS adopts resolution to get a one grad student seat on orgs committee With more than 60 graduate students attending, the Graduate Student Senate held its first meeting Wednesday to a standing-room-only crowd, the biggest in its history said Collins Watson, biomedical engineering graduate student. Senate President Tim Caldwell said the attendance increase stemmed from extra recruitment and retention efforts as well as help from the Office of Graduate Studies to advertise the meetings. Eligible voters unanimously passed Resolution 09-01, “Graduate Student Seat for Committee on Student Organizations.” The resolution requires providing graduate students with one seat on the UT Arlington Committee on Student Organizations. Jenny Blankenship, GSS public relations officer, authored the resolution and said she thinks its passage was a good step. “It’s the beginning of linking graduate students with student life on campus,” she said. “We’ve been hearing rumbles of students that they’ve been wanting a more unified communication network.” The GSS is working on redesigning its Web site, which GSS members hope to have complete by the end of this semester, Caldwell said. The next GSS meeting will be Sept. 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Congress chambers.

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Brigade Brings Benefits to honduras A campus group visited a poverty-stricken community delivering water filtration and other resources to provide fresh water. By Rachel SnydeR


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small group of students traveled in a van on mudcaked roads in Honduras to provide life-sustaining water where it was scarce and desperately needed. Driven to improve access to clean water for communities struggling with scarcity, university students Frank Schalla, Bo Chapman and Brenda Gandara joined UTA Global Water Brigades on the campus group’s first trip to Honduras. The brigades focus on 40 rural Honduran communities that they commit to serve for five years. When the students go on brigades, they try to improve the quality of life in Honduras while maintaining respect for the local culture. Schalla, the group’s president and founder, started the UTA branch of the organization when he went on a brigade with a university in Chicago in January. He started the brigades on campus during the spring 2009 semester in hopes that it could improve access to clean water in rural Honduran communities. The team visited Zurzular, a small, rural community of between 500 and 600 people and about 112 houses. The inhabitants previously consumed raw, untreated water, according to Schalla. To solve this problem the brigade went to Zurzular, Aug. 1420. With the help of the community, they built a filtration system for the dam and re-piped 1.5 miles of the 2.17 miles of bad pipes in the city, Chapman and Schalla said. Civil engineering senior Chap-

UTA Global Water Brigades information session Thursday September 3, 2009 5:30-6 p.m. San Jacinto (2nd floor University Center)

Courtesy: Frank Schalla

The UTA Global Water Brigades focused on Zurzular, a rural Honduran community, where the organization’s members are committed to improving the quality of life while maintaining respect for the local culture.

man said about 80 men came out to assist the brigade in its work. “A lady well into her sixties came strolling down the road and shook everyone’s hands, thanking the group,” Chapman said. Schalla said, in a letter to supporters of the trip, that Zurzular’s water system was built by

“Water is one of the most fundamental elements of life. It’s a wonderful experience to provide clean water to the community.” Frank Schalla,

UTA Global Water Brigades president

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Nicaragua The Shorthorn: Laura Sliva

the government in 1986 and was insufficient to sustain the community. Water was being rationed once every three days due to pipe damage and improper cleaning. He said the town’s water council, the local water distribution coordinating body, was unable to collect water bills or chlorinate the system leading to several cases of diarrhea and sicknesses. “Water is one of the most fundamental elements of life,” Schalla said. “It’s a wonderful experience to provide clean water to the community.”

The group also installed a filtration system for the town, so the water wouldn’t have to be rationed, and trained the town in sustainable water use. “We were able to reorganize their water console so they’re able to collect monthly bills, be trained in proper chlorination techniques, and be able to maintain their system,” Schalla said. Engineering senior Gandara said they also contributed by doing surveys of the living conditions in the community, which

consisted of questions such as, “Did everyone have a latrine and clean water.” The group extended knowledge about clean water techniques by teaching students in grades K-12 about clean water practices. Schalla, Chapman and Gandara said the local residents of the community were friendly, warm and accepting people who, despite poverty and lack of a good sustainable means of obtaining clean water, are happy with themselves and their lifestyles. Students can help by joining and holding chair positions in the group or by working on fundraising events, since the organization is non-profit, Schalla said. Students collaborate with professional volunteers, water experts and community leaders to carry out the tasks they do while on brigades. The UTA brigade has around 20 members, with some going on trips while others supporting it in other ways. The organization typically goes on two brigades a year, with the next one in May 2010. Ten to 30 students go on each trip. Chapman said about half of the group are civil engineers. Some are students interested in development projects, and others want to contribute to the advancement of a ThirdWorld country. “It really helped me appreciate my life more and what I have,” Gandara said. “I’m a happier person.” R

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Mavs experiment, try to iron kinks match. I thought we matched up pretty well early on in game one and game two and they just ran away with it.” Both the first and second sets by clint utley began competitively, as Arkansas led The Shorthorn staff only 11-8 in the first and 11-9 in the the Mavericks fell to 1-3 on the second. the razorbacks pulled away season tuesday night in Fayetteville, each time with a 7-2 run in set one and a 7-1 streak in the second set. Ark. shaffer and sophomore libero the lack of offensive punch was evident in the match, with the Mav- Amanda Aguilera, who switched ericks totaling only 21 kills and a .034 positions in the last match against hitting percentage in relation to the Gardner-Webb, were featured again razorbacks’ 42 kills and .378 hitting at their new positions. “I think I’m getting more comfortpercentage. the Mavericks registered able with it,” Agu27 digs compared ilera said. “I don’t to Arkansas’ 43. Final ScoRe think Arkansas Head coach Diane was my best game, seymour would Arkansas 25, 25, 25 but it’s going to like to see those UTA 20, 14, 11 take a couple more numbers improve. practices.” “Definitely we shaffer is emwant to get a little bracing the posimore consistent,” seymour said. “Maybe see us dig 15 tion change as well. “I like them both,” shaffer said balls a set.” sophomore middle blocker Eld- about playing hitter and libero. “I hah Kaswatuka, the Mavericks’ main like being the ‘chief’ of back row so to offensive threat in the match, record- speak, but it’s also exciting to get to ed six kills with a .333 hitting per- hit the ball once in a while.” seymour said she expects the playcentage. “I just remembered what my ers to continue at their new positions coach kept telling me, be up with my for the time being. “We like the energy that Alicia setter,” Kaswatuka said of her ability to produce kills. “I just kept that in brings to that outside hitter posimind, so that’s why my kills have been tion,” seymour said. “right now, we’re going to stay where we’re at.” increasing.” Although the first two sets were sophomore outside hitter Alicia shaffer registered four kills and nine somewhat close, Arkansas put away digs. Junior setter raegan Daniel had the match in the third set, holding the a well-rounded game with 13 assists, Mavericks to 11 points. Kaswatuka three digs, three blocks and three kills. and Daniel were the only Mavericks Christy Driscoll and Bianca sauls also with positive hitting percentages. contributed three kills each. “We played half of a good, competitive match,” seymour said. “that’s clint utley unfortunate. You’ve got to play a full

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remember Check out Friday’s issue for a look ahead of the men’s golf season. Thursday, September 3, 2009

FRiendly competition

Team trying to find offensive consistency after being swept by Razorbacks on the road.

The Shorthorn: Rasy Ran

Computer science engineering junior Jose Fleites, left, fights off mechanical engineering junior Uzoamaka Ike during a pick-up game Wednesday at the Maverick Activities Center. The pair joined about 10 others and used the side exits as goals when the player count went down to six.


Golf team lacks leadership, experience in weekend play After a rough start to the season, the team looks to turn things around and use the lessons learned to its advantage. by tReVoR haRRiS The Shorthorn staff

senior Bryce Easton classified the Mavs’ first tournament of the season as a wake-up call, as the men’s golf team finished the Golfweek Conference Challenge tied for 11th place. “those who were not ready for the season will definitely be now,” Easton said. “that tournament woke us up, and if anyone didn’t feel like they were 100 percent prepared to go, then they are now.” UtA finished the final round of the tournament sept. 1 in riverside, Iowa, with a total team score of 894. the score left the Mavs in a tie with Georgia southern. Florida state won the tournament in the third round with an overall score of 281, as they claimed first place with a total score of 853. Junior Zach Fischer led the Mavs with an overall score of 2-over-par 218. In the final round, Fischer had his best tournament performance as he shot a team-best 2-under-par 70. After a rough start in the first round, Fischer knew that he and his team needed to turn it around. “We didn’t get off to a great start. I didn’t play too well the first day,” he said. “My putting was really letting me down. I knew what I needed to improve and I shot better in the last two rounds.” Easton also had a consistent showing in the tournament as he shot a 222 in the tournament, leaving him in a tie for 30th place. Easton was one of the many players to be plagued by the Blue top ridge Golf Course. “It was a tough golf course with tough greens, and I hit the ball where it needed to be. I just didn’t really take advantage of it,” Easton said. “that was the difference because there was a fine line between the couple-over-par that I shot each round,

GolFweek challenGe conFeRence ReSultS 1. Florida State 853 2. Iowa 861 3. Coastal Carolina 866 4. University of California 869 5. Baylor 870 6. Middle Tennessee St. 875 7. Vanderbilt 876 T8. Xavier 881 T8. VCU 881 10. Illinois State 890 T11. Texas-Arlington 894 T11. Georgia Southern 894 13. New Mexico State 897 14. South Florida 903 15. Memphis 911

to being a couple-under-par for the tournament.” Junior transfer Wes Worster started the tournament hot, but cooled down in the second and third round to finish with a 225, giving him a tie for 45th. After the loss of seniors Michael Van deVenter and Bobby Massa, who didn’t qualify for the tournament, the Mavs had key contributions from red shirt junior Donald Dowie and red shirt sophomore Jamey taylor, who played in his second tournament as a Maverick. Dowie finished the tournament with a 229, leaving him tied for 57th, while taylor earned himself a tie for 68th place with a total score of 235. the loss of Van deVenter and Massa slowed the Mavs down, said head coach Jay rees. He said that his team lacked consistency, which could have been different if he had his seniors. “the heart and drive to do the best they can was there, but the experience just wasn’t there and experience has worked well in those situations,” rees said. tReVoR haRRiS

“Those who were not ready for the season will definitely be now. That tournament woke us up, and if anyone didn’t feel like they were 100 percent prepared to go, then they are now.” Bryce Easton, golf senior

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have access to the same opportunities as America’s youth, Kamen said. Young Americans are the most likely to be future leaders in the world of technology, he said. “In this country, what is the excuse for kids growing up stupid – wasting their time doing nonsense?” Kamen said. “The world can’t afford it.” In education, people only worry about supply instead of demand, Kamen said. “We need more standards, more teachers, more merit pay, more this, more that – this never ending debate,” he said. “It’s not that we don’t already have more of this than the rest of the world, but the rest of the world has a big advantage. They’ve seen what America can do, and so their kids, in the developing world, work hard, study hard – they appreciate knowledge. They’re your competitors.” Kamen suggested college students get involved in For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, Kamen’s organization. Helping others helps everyone, he said. The group holds robotics competitions

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The ShorThorn for kids, sponsored by different companies and universities. Universities act as venues for regional contests and college students mentor young participants. The organization has used UTA as a venue for a competition in the past and will again next spring. Electrical engineering senior Isura Ranatunga said he enjoyed Kamen’s lecture. “I think it was one of the most inspiring talks I’ve heard in a long time,” Ranatunga said. “He raised a lot of questions about the future of humanity and how science and technology can help.” Electrical engineering professor J.C. Chiao said Kamen’s lecture was inspiring. Some of his students considered quitting working in their fields. He asked Kamen what was his message to people who consider giving up. “Not only is failure OK, but if you can’t get comfortable with failure, if you can’t learn to pick yourself up after you fail, what you will learn instead, is how to not fail. You learn to take less risks,” Kamen said. “You can learn how to not fail. But the subtle and dangerous, but unintended consequence, is that you’ll never succeed.” Johnathan Silver

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Dignitaries prepare to cut the ribbon for the Engineering Lab Building’s third floor at the College of Engineering 50th anniversary celebration on Wednesday. The newly built third floor contains laboratories and offices for various research projects. Mechanical and Aerospace engineering student David Carter looks through a ToroHull™ airship during the College of Engineering 50th anniversary celebration Wednesday afternoon in the Engineering lab Building’s plaza.

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Material science engineering graduate students Mihir Patel, left, and BoHoon Kim work on a home-made High Frequency Reciprocating Rig on Wednesday afternoon in the Engineering Lab Building. The machine simulates an engine with which researchers can analyze elements that save energy and extend the lifetime of oil.

From left, head mechanical engineer of the Engineering Research Building Alan Corley, architect Dee Maxey and facilities engineer Nick Shroeder look out at the unfinished Engineering Research Building from the newly completed third floor of the Engineering Lab Building on Wednesday afternoon.

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Inventor Dean Kamen speaks to a crowd of engineering students about the DARPA prosthetic arm that he helped create Wednesday in Nedderman Hall. Kamen is also responsible for the HomeChoice portable kidney dialysis machine and the Segway.

upcoming college of engineering eventS

“It’s not that we don’t already have more of this than the rest of the world, but the rest of the world has a big advantage. They’ve seen what America can do, and so their kids, in the developing world, work hard, study hard – they appreciate knowledge

• Sept. 16 is the College of Engineering Night at the Rangers Ballpark. • Sept. 26 is an Engineering Saturday. • On Oct. 21 Dr. Xingde Li will speak as part of the Engineering Lecture Series. Keep reading The Shorthorn for more coverage of the College of Engineering’s 50th anniversary.

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