Prateek Kalakuntla, from Plano, was the sixth Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science student selected for the national finals of the annual Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology. He received fourth place for synthesizing a substance to detect mercury and other toxins in water.
In a report released this year, the World Health Organization revealed that more than 90 percent of the world’s population lives in areas with high levels of air pollution, and that every year, close to three million deaths are linked to outdoor air pollution. Many of those deaths are due to cardiovascular disease or stroke, and now a University of North Texas assistant professor of Biological Sciences, Amie Lund, is researching that connection.
University of North Texas Materials Science and Engineering associate professor Jincheng Du is part of a new energy frontier research center, or EFRC, funded by Department of Energy that will work to make nuclear waste disposal safer for a longer period of time.
Many people know that tannins in plants have health benefits and impact the taste of fruits and drinks like tea and wine. While tannins themselves are well known, no one has ever known how plants actually put them together- until now.
Prateek Kalakuntla, from Plano, synthesized a substance that has a reduced green emission in soil and water with mercury.
A new partnership with NASA has the University of North Texas aimed at getting students excited about space science.
The Siemens Competition is one of the nation’s premier research competitions for high school-aged students. Prateek Kalakunta will now compete for a $3,000 scholarship and a spot in the finals up the competition.
Kent Chapman, Regents Professor of biological sciences at the University of North Texas, has been awarded a $650,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science to study the cellular storage of lipids in plants.
Combining inspiration with state-of-the-art technology, co-working spaces and mentoring from industry leaders, the University of North Texas' Collab Lab will provide students experiences to help make them competitive in today's workforce. A kick-off event for the UNT Collab Lab is Nov. 10.
New research from a University of North Texas learning technologies professor found social media may be the way for struggling teachers to get the help they need.