Monday, April 10, 2017
UNT professor helping visually impaired students learn computer science
DENTON (UNT), Texas - When you use a computer you typically read an article, watch a video or access information from a graph. These may seem like simple tasks, but to a person who is visually impaired, these tasks can be challenging.
One University of North Texas professor knows these challenges all too well. Stephanie Ludi works in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. She is also visually impaired.
“As an undergraduate I had the usual difficulties of learning about what computer science...
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Brothers journey from Jordan in pursuit of Ph.D. at UNT
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — It’s hard to miss the striking resemblance between Omar and Khaled Almahmoud, but their similarities don’t stop on the surface. Right now the brothers are both at the University of North Texas – both are working on doctoral degrees and both are studying mechanical and energy engineering.
“We aren’t just brothers. We are best friends,” said Omar. “We think the same way. He’s the...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
UNT student creates device aimed at helping those with arthritic knees walk easier
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — A University of North Texas graduate student is taking a step towards making exoskeletons available to help more people.
Typically exoskeletons, which are wearable mobile machines that allow for more limb movement, increased strength and endurance, are extremely expensive and mostly used in the military world. However, Jenn Cao, a student in UNT’s College of Engineering, has created a working prototype aimed at helping those who struggle to walk because of osteoarthritis in their knees...
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
UNT institute part of a $20 million grant to research new ways to keep soldiers safe
Monday, February 27, 2017
UNT students/veterans helping create next generation of Army tactical shelters
DENTON (UNT), Texas – For about the past 30 years, the U.S. Army has used the same tactical shelters for their soldiers. Now, the University of North Texas is part of a collaboration with a goal of making the next generation of those shelters, and two Army veterans who are College of Engineering students will be key in making it happen.
The Army has granted two UNT research teams, along with their collaborators at Northeastern University and the University of Southern...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Strengthening Walls, Saving Lives
DENTON (UNT), Texas - Hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes – it seems almost every week a deadly natural disaster is reported in the news. Now researchers at the University of North Texas are working to help create walls that will stand up to those disasters, with hopes of saving homes and lives.
“This is such a fascinating research project. It’s interesting, it’s practical and it really could save lives,” said Xing Lan, a graduate student in UNT’s College of Engineering.
Lan has been testing new shear walls the research team made out of...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
UNT students to participate in Texas Undergraduate Research Day at the State Capitol
Monday, December 19, 2016
UNT students aiming high for NASA rocket competition
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
UNT engineer part of collaboration receiving $10 million for nuclear waste disposal research
Thursday, November 17, 2016
UNT engineering professor wins lifetime achievement award
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — A major honor was recently presented to Leticia Anaya, a senior lecturer in the University of North Texas’ College of Engineering. The Regional Hispanic Contractor Association presented its 2016 Women’s Luna Lifetime Achievement Award to Anaya. She was chosen for her more than 19 years of teaching engineering technology courses at UNT, as well as her experience working in the industry.