Friday, June 7, 2013
UNT newest partner of U.S. Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas has become a partner of the U.S. Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Science Center (BESC). With the addition of UNT, the BESC is now an 18-partner consortium consisting of more than 300 members from university, industrial and private foundation associates studying ways to generate biofuels.
UNT Distinguished Research Professor of Biology Dr. Richard Dixon will work with the center...
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
UNT a member of research group awarded $8.5 million to study new materials for the U.S. Department of Defense
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas is a member of a research group recently awarded $8.5 million to investigate new materials for U.S. Department of Defense technologies.
The five-year project involves a multidisciplinary group of researchers from five universities, including UNT; Duke University; Brigham Young University; Central Michigan University and University of Maryland, College Park.
“In our research we use supercomputers to discover and design...
Friday, May 24, 2013
UNT to host symposium on open access to faculty members’ published research
DENTON (UNT), Texas — For the fourth year in a row, the University of North Texas Libraries will hold a symposium that will feature speakers discussing institutional open access policies, which make university faculty members’ published scholarly research available to the public for free. UNT was the first public college or university in Texas to adopt an open access policy, and the annual symposium advances the public trust in taxpayer-funded research by bringing together higher education and industry leaders who are committed to creating online...
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Professor’s laser technology could change the way surgeons operate
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- When surgeons need to cut or shape bone during surgery, they use a number of conventional tools including saws, drills, hammers, chisels and grinders. These tools often cause undue damage to surrounding tissues or other bones, slow down surgeries and leave patients with lengthy recovery times.
A University of North Texas professor has filed a patent on a new laser technology he and his research associate developed for cutting and shaping bone that causes minimal damage to the surrounding tissue and bones, could speed up...
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Faculty member receives bibliography fellowship
Monday, April 22, 2013
Students to present original research at Texas Undergraduate Research Day
DENTON (UNT), Texas — As soon as he received his acceptance letter to the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas, David Hao began searching for a UNT faculty member who would allow him to work in his or her research laboratory for the summer, before he even began classes as a TAMS student. TAMS is a two-year residential program at UNT that allows talented students to complete their freshman and sophomore years of college by taking UNT classes, and earn their high school diplomas at the same time.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
UNT students win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Two University of North Texas undergraduate students have received National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, which are given to students who plan to earn research-focused master’s and doctoral degrees in science, social science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
Katherine Lester, a senior geography major, and Daniel Munro, a senior biology major and Honors College student, will receive stipends of $30,000 each year for...
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
UNT to install advanced radar system providing improved severe weather data and storm warnings
What:Installation of the Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA) radar
When: April 11 (Thursday), a crane will lift the CASA radar in place between 2 and 3 p.m. – weather permitting
Where: UNT’s Discovery Park campus, located at 3940 N. Elm St. in Denton
Contact: Leslie Wimmer at Leslie.Wimmer@unt.edu or 940-565-4835
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
UNT student earns national research placement
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Irán Román, an undergraduate student from Uriangato, Mexico, in the UNT-Howard Hughes Medical Center Undergraduate Researchers Program, has earned a placement in the Stanford Summer Research Program at Stanford University in California.
"The grant represents a unique opportunity that will define and solidify my future career decisions,” said Román. “By working with Professor Tim Stearns at Stanford University, I will get to meet people and experience the working environment of a lab with a world-class researcher...
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Doctoral graduate from UNT’s College of Education wins national doctoral dissertation award
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Mary Amanda “Mandy” Stewart has earned the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award from PDK International for research that she conducted while earning a doctoral degree in literacy and language studies from the University of North Texas’ College of Education.
Stewart received the doctoral degree in 2012 and is now a postdoctoral research associate for the Morningside Children’s Partnership, an initiative with UNT to improve the academic outcomes...