UNT class tackled issue for Nissan research center
Three UNT researchers have been awarded grants from the National Strength and Conditioning Association to study topics that could someday help athletes and everyday fitness enthusiasts train more effectively.
UNT Distinguished Research Professor Richard Dixon has been named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow.
Craig Neumann and colleagues from New York City, the University of Québec at Trois-Rivieres, the University of British Columbia and the University of Texas-El Paso developed the Business-Scan 360, also known as B-Scan 360, to measure employees' perception of psychopathic personality traits in their supervisors.
Deborah Clark and Emry Birdwell, who manage 14,200 acres of ranch land in Henrietta, Texas, focus on wildlife sustainability and sustainable grazing, and have seen a 452 percent improvement in bobwhite quail populations on their land this fall, earning them the 2014 UNT Quail Keystone Ranch Award.
A study by researchers from the University of North Texas and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center found that Hispanics were hospitalized significantly fewer total days during a 12-month period than both non-Hispanic whites and non-Hispanic blacks, and were more likely to survive the hospital stay, regardless of the condition that admitted them to the hospital.
The UNT College of Engineering has joined the Cold-Formed Steel Research Consortium (CFSRC), which brings together leading research teams across North America to provide the world's most comprehensive research on cold-formed steel structures.
UNT student Cory Kildare is recruiting 50 mothers of three-month-old to six-month-old infants to take part in the study this fall. Each participant can choose to be entered to win one of four $25 gift cards for participation in the study, which is expected to take about an hour and a half.
The use of weapons and explosives in conflict zones is often considered inevitable; however, one UNT researcher hopes his work can help the military combat this never-ending threat with data the military can use to develop better protection for soldiers and civilians.
University of North Texas researchers discovered that plant-based building materials can provide up to 20 percent energy savings, reduce energy consumption and the overall carbon footprint compared with synthetic building materials currently on the market.