UT Arlington Breaks Ground on Research Center


Arlington (WBAP/KLIF News) – The University of Texas at Arlington has broken ground on a $125 million research center. The science and engineering facility will sit on the south end of campus, near Mitchell Street and Cooper.

“This makes it possible for our students to work in a very collaborative way, across disciplinary boundaries, no silos; they all work together,” says UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari.

The science and engineering center will include a research wing with a laboratory and a classroom wing with 900 seats to accommodate growth in the colleges of engineering, nursing and science.

UT Arlington was named among “highest research” universities by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education this year. Karbhari says the Science Engineering Innovation and Research building will advance the school’s mission.

Karbhari says students and researchers will try to gain more understanding of Alzheimer’s and traumatic brain injury, along with physical rehabilitation, chronic illness and neuroscience.

“A class example of that is the topic of aging,” Karbhari says. “We all are going to age and yet we don’t understand exactly how we age, what happens when we age.”

The facility is scheduled to open in Fall of 2018.

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