Monday, October 26, 2015
Explore telescopes with UNT Astronomy staff Nov. 14
What: "What telescope should I buy?" University of North Texas Astronomy staff will answer questions about how to choose the right telescope for anyone's interests. Several popular telescope models will be available for attendees to view and try out.
When: 7-8 p.m. Nov. 14 (Saturday)
Where: UNT Sky Theater planetarium, located at 1704 W. Mulberry St. in Denton, on the first floor of UNT's Environmental Education, Science and Technology building.
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...
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
UNT Astronomy's high-powered telescopes open to the public for rare Sept. 27 supermoon and total lunar eclipse
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The high-powered telescopes at the University of North Texas Rafes Urban Astronomy Center will be open for the public at 8 p.m. on Sept. 27 (Sunday) for a watch party to view this month's rare combination of a supermoon and total lunar eclipse. Participants will be able to shoot photos of the moon close up with their smart phones and cameras. Admission to the watch party is $3 per person, cash or check only.
A lunar eclipse is the point in time when Earth passes directly between...
Monday, August 24, 2015
UNT professor named Society of Women Engineers Distinguished Engineering Educator
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Nandika D'Souza, University of North Texas Regents Professor of mechanical and energy engineering and associate dean of undergraduate studies in UNT's College of Engineering, has been named the 2015 Society of Women Engineers Distinguished Engineering Educator. The award is presented to educators who make significant contributions to the engineering field.
"The Society of Women Engineers has enabled students and professional engineers...
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
UNT researcher earns Phytochemical Society of North America lifetime career award
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- University of North Texas Distinguished Research Professor Richard Dixon has earned the Phytochemical Society of North America's Phytochemical Pioneer Award.
The award recognizes significant contributions to phytochemical research over a scientist's career. Dixon accepted the award Aug. 11 at the organization's annual meeting at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
"The Phytochemical Society of North...
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
UNT TAMS students host free summer day camp Aug. 8
NOTE: This year's camp is now full. Please check back next year for details on the 2016 Science Adventure Camp.
Students in UNT’s Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science are hosting a free Science Adventure Camp from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on Aug. 8 (Saturday) in UNT’s Environmental Education, Science and Technology building located at 1704 W. Mulberry St.
The Science Adventure Camp is geared toward children enrolled in 2nd through 5th grades. Parents are welcome to accompany their children at...
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 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, 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...