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The Volocopter VoloCity urban air taxi, an electric aircraft featured at the UP.Summit in Bentonville in June 2022
Education / Energy / Government & Politics / Technology

Arkansas Space Grant Consortium Awarded $100K for NASA Research

The grant will fund a project aimed at helping to detect reliability concerns of electric aircraft and advanced air mobility vehicles. read more >
Construction / Education / Government & Politics

UA Readies One-of-A-Kind Chip Research & Fabrication Facility

The facility is a long-time labor of love for U of A electrical engineering professor Alan Mantooth and was made possible by a $19 million grant from the National Science Foundation. read more >
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson with members of the Arkansas Council on Future Mobility (from left) Alan Mantooth, council chairman Cyrus Sigari, council members state Secretary of Transportation Lorie Tudor, state Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston and Canoo Inc. CEO Tony Aquila.
Education / Government & Politics / Transportation

Arkansas’ Future of Mobility AcceleratesLock Icon

Cyrus Sigari, chairman of the Arkansas Council on Future Mobility, says the council will look at loosening regulations to support more testing and deployment of autonomous technologies. read more >
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson with members of the Arkansas Council on Future Mobility (from left) Alan Mantooth, council chairman Cyrus Sigari, council members state Secretary of Transportation Lorie Tudor, state Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston and Canoo Inc. CEO Tony Aquila.
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Governor Sets Goals for Council on Future Mobility, Names Members

The council's work will “lay the foundation for Arkansas leadership in the transportation industry for decades to come," the governor said. read more >
Alan Mantooth, the UA professor leading a major silicon carbide project in Fayetteville, predicted a big response to the program. “There’s great opportunities here, and we’re going to be educating students not just from Arkansas but from all over the country.”
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UA’s Chip Comes In: It’s Silicon CarbideLock Icon

A semiconductor fabrication center to be built by the University of Arkansas already has a vote of confidence from the U.S. government in the form of $23.3 million in federal grants. read more >
Alan Mantooth
Education / Manufacturing

UA Cashing In for Computer ChipsLock Icon

The University of Arkansas has been awarded another one-year, $5.4 million grant to equip its semiconductor fabrication center. read more >
A silicon wafer being placed on a semiconductor device by a die attach machine. 
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UA Gets $17.9M Grant to Build Semiconductor Fabrication Center

It will be the only silicon carbide facility of its kind open to external researchers. read more >
Alan Mantooth
Education / Energy

UA Professor Gets $3.6M Grant to Protect Solar Tech From Cyberattacks

Alan Mantooth, a distinguished professor at the University of Arkansas, has received a $3.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office to advance technologies that integrate solar power systems to the national power grid. read more >
UA electrical engineering alumnus Emmanuel Decrossas was responsible for the MarCo CubeSat, which went to Mars alongside the 2018 Insight lander.
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Arkansas Electrical Engineers Ride a Power Surge

Arkansas’ college programs in electrical engineering are thriving, with enrollment up over the past 10 years in all of the state’s accredited programs. read more >
David Maxwell, former director of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, says preparation will be essential to recovering from a major infrastructure crisis like a cyberattack on the electrical grid.
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‘Black Sky’ Threat Looms Over Grid, BusinessesLock Icon

David Maxwell, former director of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, warns that a crippling cyberattack on power could bring a cascade of system failures across society — from communications to water systems to food and fuel distribution. read more >
Seal Solutions CEO Josh Davenport, winner of the Advanced Energy Rising Star Award at the Empowering Arkansas conference that was held in Little Rock Tuesday. His company won the Advanced Energy Business Innovation Award.
Construction / Energy

AAEA Honors Chris Ladner of Entegrity, Josh Davenport of Seal

The Arkansas Advanced Energy Association toasted the state’s sustainable power and energy efficiency leaders Tuesday at the trade group’s Empowering Arkansas conference. read more >
Alan Mantooth
Education / Energy

UA Professor Receives $3.2M In Grants for Energy Projects

A University of Arkansas professor has received $3.2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy for projects that will accelerate the development of a new class of efficient, lightweight and reliable power converters. read more >
Michael Skelly, founder and president of Clean Line Energy Partners of Houston
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Renewable Trend in Energy May Be Beyond Trump’s Grasp

Donald J. Trump won the presidency after a campaign largely negative to renewable sources like solar and wind power, but forces in favor of cleaner power could prove even bigger than The Donald. read more >
Arkansas Nuclear One near Russellville is a major power source  for Entergy Arkansas, which derives nearly 70 percent of its generation from nuclear sources. Entergy, like other Arkansas utilities, uses far less coal than it once did, and a Trump administration is not likely to reverse the trend. Coal-fired generation makes up just 4 percent of Entergy’s total. Cheap natural gas provides 24 percent.
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Energy Sector In Arkansas Expects Shift Under Trump, Not Upheaval

An oil- and coal-friendly Trump administration is taking power in Washington, promising a real shake-up. Still, Arkansas energy observers caution against expecting a huge shift. read more >
Alan Mantooth
Education

UA Leads New Engineering Research Center

Researchers at the University of Arkansas will help lead a new $18.5 million engineering research center to design and develop vehicle electrical systems that are more powerful, efficient and heat-resistant. read more >
Thin film solar panels on a Walmart store in Mountain View, California. | (Photo provided)
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Wal-Mart Investment in Solar Energy Transforms Industry

Wal-Mart’s investment in solar energy over the last nine years has paid off not only for the company, but also for its competitors and other businesses, as its scale has helped transform the industry. read more >
Posing for a group shot after Wednesdfay's announcement of the ARA Fellows program were (from left) UAPB chancellor Laurence Alexander, ARA Fellow Trace Peterson, ARA Fellow Laura James, UAMS chancellor Dan Rahn, ARA Fellow Alexandru Biris, UALR chancellor Joel Anderson, ARA Fellow Alan Mantooth, Gov. Mike Beebe, UA chancellor David Gearhart, ARA Fellow Argelia Lorence and ASU chancellor Tim Hudson.
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Arkansas Research Alliance Launches ARA Fellows Program

The ARA Fellows program was created to recognize and reward distinguished research talent at the state's five research universities, and is a complement to the ARA Scholars program, which recruits new research talent to the state. read more >