Shorter hours and closed weekends during semester break

The Science & Engineering Library (SEL) will have shorter hours during the intersession between Spring and Summer semesters.

From May 13-31, weekday hours will be 8am to 6pm and we will be closed on the weekends. We will also be closed May 27 for Memorial Day.

Starting June 3, we will return to Summer semester hours:

Mon-Thu: 8am – 10pm
Fri: 8am-6pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 1-9pm

See the library’s Hours page for more info.

SEL Exhibit – Become a Research Jedi

The Science & Engineering Library presents a new exhibit to celebrate the Information Fair to be held Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 11am-1pm. The event features games, prizes, free popcorn, and a free lunch for those who visit five of the 12 booths. The Fair also features a video game arcade on the sixth floor.

SEL Exhibit Info

Exhibit Site Exhibit Pics Book List

Some technology that is current (or just over the horizon) once only existed in science fiction. This exhibit showcases some of the resources located in this library that prepare science and engineering students to create technologies that were once only found in the imagination.

Here are some of the “sci-fi” topics covered in this library:

  • Robotics
  • Cybernetics
  • Informatics
  • Epigenetics
  • Nanoscience
  • Cyberspace
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Time Travel
  • Immersive Gaming
  • Space Colonies
  • Space Travel
  • Multiverses
  • Laser Technologies

Engineers construct week-long celebration

Join in the celebration of Engineers Week, Feb. 20-26, a week-long showcase of achievements and activities by faculty and students.

Marshall Brain, creator of, is the featured speaker at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, in Room 100 of Nedderman Hall. His talk on “Your Spare Time is Your Most Important Time, and Other Thoughts on Making a Million Dollars” will be preceded by a reception at 5 p.m. in Room 601 of Nedderman Hall. The lecture is part of the College of Engineering’s Distinguished Speaker Series.

Other highlights include a career fair, displays, industry tours, lectures, and the crowning of Mr. and Ms. Engineer. For fun, a pie-eating contest is scheduled Friday. The week concludes with the Engineering Awards Banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26.

See the complete schedule of events.

Source: MavWire

NSF grants benefit development of gaming system to aid cerebral palsy assessments, treatment

A College of Engineering team has received two National Science Foundation grants worth a combined $802,000 to develop an adaptive, game-driven system to improve physical and mental assessments of children with cerebral palsy.

The disorder affects movement, muscle tone, or posture and is caused by injury or abnormal development in the immature brain, most often before birth, according to the National Institutes of Health. Some 800,000 children and adults in the United States live with cerebral palsy, and about 10,000 babies born each year in the U.S. develop the disease.

Fillia Makedon, chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, is principal investigator for the project, which will focus on children ages 5 to 8.

Read more about the cerebral palsy game system.

Source: MavWire

Biology team maps first crustacean genome

A UT Arlington biologist and her team have helped precisely map the DNA code of the water flea, Daphnia pulex, the first crustacean genome to be sequenced.

Daphnia is a model organism for the new field of environmental genomics where researchers aim to better understand how genes and the environment interact.

Ellen Pritham, assistant professor of biology, says more genes were found in the Daphnia pulex genome than any other animal ever sequenced. The Daphnia genome has about 31,000 genes compared to about 20,000 in humans.

Dr. Pritham’s work with an international team is reported this month’s edition of Science magazine and has been featured in Nature magazine.

Read more about the water flea DNA research.

Source: MavWire

Spring semester starts after a three-day weekend

The Science & Engineering Library will close Saturday-Monday, January 14-17, and will re-open with the new semester on Tuesday, January 18, 2011.

All services will be available and regular semester hour return:

Sunday:      1:00pm – 11:00pm
Mon-Thu:   8:00am – midnight
Friday:         8:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday:   10:00am – 8:00pm

Welcome back from the staff at SEL!