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.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
UNT professor part of collaboration awarded $1 million research grant to create nuclear monitoring technology
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A University of North Texas engineering professor is starting a major new project in November that he hopes will help solve a critical problem in nuclear engineering.
Haifeng Zhang, an associate professor of mechanical engineering technology, is a major part of a collaboration that was recently awarded a $1 million research grant from the Department of Energy. He will be working to use an ultrasound through-wall data transmission technique to transmit...
Monday, October 10, 2016
UNT Collab Lab kick-off event to feature Steely Dan's Jeffrey Baxter
DENTON, Texas (UNT) ― A kick-off event for the UNT Collab Lab, “From Steely Dan to Cybersecurity: Asymmetrical Thinking in a Hyper-Connected, Collaborative World,” will take place Nov. 10 on Level 3 in the University Union, 1155 Union Circle.
"The Collab Lab will be at the intersection of technology and creativity," said Michael Monticino, special assistant to the UNT president. "The most innovative discoveries arise from combining ideas across disciplines. The Collab Lab will be where creative recombination fueled by technology happens."
Combining inspiration with state-of-the...