ATEC Kudos – April 2019 2019-04-30T16:39:26-05:00

Project Description


ATEC Dean Anne Balsamo, ATEC Associate Dean Kim Knight, ATEC Creative Operations Specialist Garrett Chace, and ATEC Undergraduate Student Aaliya Jaleel were honored at the 2019 UT Dallas Faculty Author Reception. The Eugene McDermott Library and the Office of the Provost joined to celebrate the publishing contributions of creative, distinguished, and dedicated University faculty, staff, and students.


As Chair of the Communication and Digital Culture (CDC) Area of the Popular Culture Association, ATEC Associate Professor xtine burrough assembled five panels at this year's annual conference in Washington, DC. burrough and A&H Clinical Professor Sabrina Starnaman presented their project, "An Archive of Unnamed Women," and ATEC PhD student David Adelman presented his paper, “To Wipe Away the Pain:” Forough Farrokhzad’s The House Is Black as Empathic Archive."


ATEC Associate Professor xtine burrough and ATEC PhD Student Letícia Ferreira's The Radium Girls: Make Their Exit was included in the Patterns Exhibit from April 11-May 11 in the Light Court Commons at the University of Oregon, Portland. This exhibit opened the What is Technology? symposium from April 11-13th.


ATEC Associate Professor Midori Kitagawa will discuss the impact of the Scaffolded Training Environment for Physics Programming (STEPP) project on STEM/STEAM education at the Integrating Computational Thinking Conference (May 2nd - 8th, in College Park, Maryland). The conference is organized by American Association of Physics Teachers and sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). STEPP project is funded by NSF and being developed by an interdisciplinary group of faculty, including Prof. Kitagawa (PI) and Prof. Fishwick (Co-PI), graduate and undergraduate students, and high school teachers.


ATEC Associate Professor Andrew F. Scott and the ATEC LightSquad presented Caravan: A Revolution on the Road with GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard and internationally renowned choreographer Rennie Harris. The interdisciplinary world-premiere performance explores the ability of music and art to bring about racial healing. With live music, dance and visual projections, sculpture and projection mapping - Caravan: A Revolution on the Road examines these larger societal issues, while the individual nuances of the stories will reflect the life experiences of each artist and their thoughts and feelings about Black Lives in the 21st century. The Worldwide Premiere was April 9, 2019 at the Majestic Theatre in Dallas. On Aprill 11, 2019 there was a performance at Bass Hall on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. This project was the culminating activity of ATCM 3357 Digital Fabrication Lab.

The performance garnered rave reviews from D Magazine, Theater Jones, and Patron Magazine.


ATEC Assistant Professor Wendy Sung gave an invited lecture on visual failure, racial violence, and carceral cultures at UC Davis in early April. The talk was hosted by the UC Davis Cultural Studies Symposium, the American Studies Department, and the Asian American Cultural Politics Research Group.


ATEC Undergraduate Advisor Pamela Kitchens received the UT Dallas Advisor of the Year Award for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.


ATEC ArtSciLab's Research Scientist Scot Gresham-Lancaster received this year's Giga-Hertz Grand Prize at ZKM in Karlsruhe Germany for Lifetime Achievement. Others awarded include: John Bischoff, Chris Brown, Tim Perkis, Mark Trayle, and Phil Stone better known as The Hub.


ATEC MFA Student Maedeh Asgharpour presented "Trust the Grain Field of My Hair" at the annual Research, Art, Writing (RAW) Conference at UT Dallas.


ATEC MFA Student Tuoc Nguyen presented "Hanging By a Thread" at the annual Research, Art, Writing (RAW) Conference at UT Dallas.


ATEC Undergraduate Student Daniel Huddleston has been accepted to attend Booz Allen's Summer Games Internship Program this summer in San Antonio, Texas.


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