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...
Thursday, April 2, 2015
UNT’s Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers to host regional conference
Monday, March 9, 2015
UNT Center for Information and Cyber Security to host workshop March 27
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
UNT College of Engineering joins research consortium
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas 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.
"Joining the consortium gives UNT and partner institutions an opportunity to combine our expertise and research facilities to advance research and knowledge on cold-formed steel," said...
Friday, October 31, 2014
UNT to offer new Ph.D. in mechanical and energy engineering
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas College of Engineering now offers a Ph.D. in mechanical and energy engineering, the first degree of its kind in Texas and one of the only doctoral programs specializing in energy applications in the field of Mechanical Engineering in the United States. The degree program's first students will begin in Spring 2015.
"The ability to offer an innovative Ph.D. program, in addition to bachelor's and...
Monday, September 29, 2014
Plant-based building materials boost energy savings up to 20 percent, UNT researchers find
DENTON (UNT), Texas — 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.
The finding comes as scientists around the world are turning to plants as a resource for biodegradable, renewable and environmentally friendly products and materials that can reduce landfill waste, help the environment and cause little to no damage to natural...
Monday, September 15, 2014
UNT Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science student to present engineering research at international conference
Monday, July 7, 2014
UNT researchers create new, stronger plant-based carbon fiber
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Researchers at the University of North Texas have created a new carbon fiber from plants that can replace common petroleum and coal-based products in wide range of goods including parts for cars, aircraft, electronics and sports equipment. The patent-pending carbon fiber also is stronger and lighter than similar products on the market.
The new carbon fiber is made from C-lignin, a linear polymer that was discovered by UNT...