State-of-the-art FabLab now open at Central Library
The UTA FabLab, a state-of-the-art fabrication laboratory featuring cutting-edge technology for research in digital fabrication and data visualization, opened Wednesday at the Central Library.
Faculty, staff, students, and community members will have access to nine 3-D printers, a laser cutter, vinyl cutter, 3-D scanners, and digital media software and hardware in a robust learning laboratory.
Two library staff members and a team of students will help FabLab users bring their concepts to life, using 3-D software and hardware, as well as other cutting-edge fabrication tools.
Lactation rooms completed and opened for nursing mothers
Nursing moms on campus now have five lactation rooms to use. These rooms are designed to create a safe, quiet, and private place for nursing mothers to express milk during the workday.
The employee and her immediate supervisor should agree on the times for breaks needed for this purpose.
The rooms are furnished with a leather recliner, small table or countertop, clock, a door that locks, and a sink in the room or in the connecting women’s restroom. Locations are:
• E.H. Hereford University Center, Room 134 (behind Post Office)
• Fine Arts Building, Room 343A (Art Department section)
• Maverick Activities Center, Room 203A
• Pickard Hall, Room 222A (private lounge inside women’s restroom)
• University Hall, Room 132 (private lounge inside women’s restroom)
GEOSCIENCE BUILDING RENOVATIONS
Facilities Management will be renovating and upgrading portions of the Geoscience building to include the installation of a fire sprinkler system throughout the building. Included in the overall scope of work will be new ceiling systems, lighting and painting of corridors and stairwells. Work also includes new upgrades to the existing elevator and new floorings in specific areas of the building. These projects are set to be complete by August. Renovations of research labs 141 and 203 will start in July and has a completion date of November. New electrical switchgear will be installed in December. Total cost for renovations is estimated at $1.5M.
CURRENT INSTALLATION: REACH SCULPTURE
A 28-foot aerial sculpture to be installed this month (completion date May 24) in the Janet and Michael Greene Research Quadrangle of the Engineering Research Building.
This sculpture will symbolize the University’s bold commitment to research, science and the arts.
Reach sculpture is a work by assistant professor of art Darryl Lauster, is based on Helical Aerial Screw, Leonardo da Vinci’s 15th century sketch for a gyroscopic flying machine, often referred to today as one of the first helicopter prototypes. Lauster developed the concept to celebrate the significant growth and change that has occurred at UT Arlington during President James D. Spaniolo’s tenure after the president announced plans to retire last year.
The work is intended to inspire students and others in their quest for knowledge and the movement implied in the sculpture is illustrative of growth, which reflects the growth of the University.
Leonardo Da Vinci’s 15th century sketch, which is today known as the Helical Aerial Screw.
Sculpture at metal fabricator.