Monday, July 6, 2015
UNT astronomer available to discuss NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto, Kuiper Belt
NASA launched the New Horizons craft in January 2006 to explore the outermost edges of our solar system for the first time.
On July 14 (Tuesday), the craft will make its closest approach to Pluto and will head toward the Kuiper Belt, a band of debris left over from the formation of our solar system that is located nearly 4 billion miles from Earth’s orbit.
Director of the UNT Astronomy program and NASA Ambassador Ron DiIulio is available for...
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Biology professor, Nicoladie Tam, wins 2015 UNT Scholarly Works Outstanding Contributor Award
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
UNT researchers awarded millions to study effects of oil on Gulf of Mexico species
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Three University of North Texas biology researchers were awarded $2.7 million from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative to study the effects of oil on different animal species and water in the Gulf of Mexico.
UNT Assistant Professor of Biology Dane Crossley, Professor of Biology Warren Burggren and Assistant Professor of Biology Aaron Roberts will receive $2.7 million over three years for the research.
Crossley will evaluate the performance of juvenile fish after an oil...
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
UNT College of Information selected for iSchool executive body
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas College of Information has been named to the iCaucus, the executive body of iSchools, a coalition of information schools and colleges at 65 universities in Canada, the U.S. and 20 other nations in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Herman L. Totten, dean of the College of Information, said the selection to the iCaucus is very prestigious for the college because...
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...
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
UNT doctoral student to meet Nobel Prize winners in Germany
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- University of North Texas doctoral student Michael Jones will meet and network with Nobel Prize winners during the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, which will bring together laureates in physiology, medicine, physics and chemistry.
Thousands of young scientists apply to attend the event each year. Jones is one of 672 attendees from 88 countries who will participate in this year's event, which takes place from June 28–July 3...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
UNT researchers confirm long-held assumption in materials science field
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Until now, researchers and professionals in the materials science field have only assumed that as a material becomes more brittle, it also becomes less tough. University of North Texas researchers have confirmed that assumption and will present their work at the 23rd annual World Forum on Advanced Materials in Lincoln, Nebraska, in May.
UNT Regents Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Witold Brostow, working...
Friday, February 27, 2015
UNT TAMS student to present forensic chemistry research in Austin
Monday, February 9, 2015
Developing new building materials
Research studying cold-formed steel and its applications as a construction material could make buildings more structurally sound and less susceptible to damage brought by natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes.
Cheng Yu, associate professor and coordinator of UNTs construction engineering technology program, is leading that research at UNT's College of Engineering...