Wednesday, July 9, 2014
UNT student earns Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship
DENTON (UNT), Texas — University of North Texas senior Clifford Morrison, of Hughes Springs, has received a $5,000 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship for his first year of graduate school. Morrison is one of eight students from Texas colleges and universities to win a fellowship this year.
Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. To be eligible for...
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...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
UNT plant science researchers named Thomson Reuters highly cited researchers
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Two professors from UNT's College of Arts and Sciences have been included in the Thomson Reuters 2014 list of highly cited researchers.
The list represents the world's leading scientific minds, recognizing researchers who have published influential articles ranking among the top 1 percent of the most cited works in their fields.
"We are extremely proud to have this level of attention focused on research underway in UNT's Department of Biological Sciences," said Sam...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Drone research at UNT improves communication after disasters, earned faculty invite to White House and U.S. summit
Friday, May 16, 2014
UNT student wins Bass Fellowship for mariachi approach to music education
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – A music education doctoral student studying at the University of North Texas College of Music is the 2014-15 recipient of the Perry R. Bass Fellowship in Music Education.
José Torres, who is specializing in ethnomusicology, was chosen for his research into the ways music diversity can improve society and help students grow personally.
"I was pleasantly surprised by the award because the kind of work I do is not necessarily mainstream; it's nontraditional," said Torres, a professional mariachi trumpet...
Thursday, May 15, 2014
UNT researcher outlines commercial opportunities for lignin in May 16 issue of "Science"
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- As options for biofuels and the number of biorefineries across the world continue to grow, biofuel producers will find themselves with large amounts of lignin, a waste product of creating biofuels and a substance that makes plants woody and firm. University of North Texas Distinguished Research Professor Richard Dixon and Research Professor Fang Chen have outlined ways companies can commercialize and profit from lignin...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
UNT engineer teams with local startup to develop portable computing system
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- University of North Texas Associate Professor Shengli Fu has teamed with Dallas-based Myth Innovations to develop the Mi World™ Portable Computing System (PCS), which is a revolutionary next step for PCs and mobile devices. Mi World™ PCS is a secure portable computer, media server and personal cloud – all in one small device that fits a consumer's hand and allows them to carry, connect to...
Thursday, May 8, 2014
UNT faculty conducting video game study at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
What: Children ages 5-12 and their parents can participate in a University of North Texas research study examining whether playing video games can be beneficial to a child's physical and cognitive well-being.
Participants will play Dance Dance Revolution and Wii Sports
When: 1-4 p.m. May 10, 17 and 24 (Saturdays). Times for Saturdays in June, July and August to be decided.
Where: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St., Fort Worth
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
UNT engineering graduate student wins National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Natalie Parde, a graduate student in the University of North Texas College of Engineering, has won a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for her work researching natural language processing – which makes it possible for computers to understand how humans talk and write.
Parde, who studies computer science and engineering, will receive $32,000 per year for up to three years as part of the research fellowship. The fellowship also...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
UNT undergraduates to show original research at University Scholars Day April 17
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Approximately 200 University of North Texas students will present the results of their original research projects during the university's Eleventh Annual University Scholars Day April 17 (Thursday).
Sponsored by the UNT Honors College, but open to all UNT students who are earning bachelor's degrees, Scholars Day gives students a chance to present their research in the same way that faculty members and other professionals present their research at conferences, either through display of research posters or by giving oral...