Thursday, September 15, 2016
New discovery could change how many materials are designed
DENTON, Texas (UNT) -- New research published this week in the online publication Nature is challenging a theory that is more than 50 years old and could change how some materials are designed in the future.
A team of researchers, including professor Rajiv Mishra and post-doctoral researcher Mageshwari Komarasamy of the University of North Texas' ...
Monday, April 11, 2016
UNT engineer's research looks beyond paint, metals and ceramics
A UNT materials scientist is investigating a secret underneath the final layer of paint on Alessandro Allori's Portrait of Grand Duchess Bianca Capello de Medici with Her Son. The portrait, which was painted more than 500 years ago, is one piece of a story about a controversial royal family. The painting currently is being treated and studied by Paintings Conservation Fellow Laura Hartman in the Dallas Museum of Art's visible conservation studio.
Marcus Young, assistant professor in...
Thursday, February 25, 2016
UNT engineering students host STEM conference for girls, parents and educators
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas Society of Women Engineers will co-host the 2016 Design Your World conference for girls in grades 6 through 12, parents and educators. Parents and educators will learn how to encourage girls to become involved in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – fields.
The conference will take place April 2 (Saturday) at UNT's Discovery Park campus. Parents...
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Carnegie Classification lists UNT among Tier One research universities in latest report
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas is ranked among the nation's 115 top-tier research universities, according to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education™ released Monday (Feb. 1).
This achievement is commonly considered the most significant step in the evolution of a research university and marks a key milestone in UNT's commitment toward national prominence.
"We moved up in the Carnegie classifications by staying true to our roots as an institution focused on creativity as expressed through our research, scholarship and educational...
Monday, November 9, 2015
UNT students challenged to present years of research in just three minutes
What: The University of North Texas' first 3MT®, or Three Minute Thesis, competition. Nine UNT doctoral students will each have three minutes to summarize their research methods and results of their dissertations, and discuss the significance of the results. First place, runner up and people's choice winners will receive cash prizes.
When: 2-4 p.m. Nov. 21 (Saturday)
Where: Room 255 of UNT's...
Thursday, October 15, 2015
UNT launches four Institutes of Research Excellence
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas launched four Institutes of Research Excellence, bringing together a critical mass of knowledge and faculty collaborating on projects designed to create a stronger platform for interdisciplinary research and partnerships with industry to create solutions and further contribute to the North Texas region's economic growth.
"These institutes build on areas where our faculty are already well-known experts and are making important contributions through their solutions-based research," UNT President...
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
UNT engineering researchers earn 2015 Tech Titan Award
Thursday, May 7, 2015
UNT computer science degree ranked a top return on investment by PayScale.com
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Computer science degrees from the University of North Texas College of Engineering ranked fourth in the country for the best annual return on investment value by PayScale.com.
According to the site, UNT computer science degrees have a 13.5 percent annual return on investment. Computer science majors have the best 20-year return on investment out of all the degrees the site ranks because of the high earning...
Thursday, April 30, 2015
UNT named a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research
With dozens of high-profile cybersecurity breaches top of mind for anyone who shares their information online for business or personal purposes, UNT has strategically pulled together several colleges and departments -- including business, criminal justice, engineering and more -- to focus researchers' attention on network security and human behavior in relation to cybersecurity.
And the National Security Agency and U.S. Department of Homeland Security took notice. The two federal agencies designated the...
Monday, April 27, 2015
UNT engineer earns prestigious National Science Foundation award
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Yan Wan, an assistant professor of electrical engineering in the University of North Texas College of Engineering, has earned a National Science Foundation CAREER award. The CAREER awards are the NSF's most prestigious awards supporting junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research.
Over the next five years Wan will receive $442,000 from...