Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Teens do independent research in UNT laboratories for summer jobs
DENTON (UNT), Texas — For many teens, their first summer job means taking food orders or bussing the tables in a restaurant, sacking groceries, babysitting or working as a camp counselor or lifeguard.
Mira Patel's job, however, is in the University of North Texas biology lab of Pamela Padilla, identifying a molecular mechanism involved with how diet and genotype influence stress responses. The research will provide more information about the consequences of gestational diabetes.
Friday, May 12, 2017
UNT TAMS student wins Goldwater Scholarship, another takes honorable mention
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — Amber Lu, a student from the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas has been named a 2017 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Winner.
“It’s a really humbling experience,” said Lu. “It could have easily been any of the other nominees. Being surrounded by these peers is amazing, they are all doing such amazing research and they just make me want to do better.”
Lu, a 16-year-old from Sugar Land, has been working on research at UNT with chemistry professor William Acree to find the best way to purify fossil fuels. She was named a...
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Honors student who overcame eating disorder will be keynote speaker at UNT's Scholars Day
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Like so many other high school students, Leta Cunningham spent the second semester of her senior year preparing for life at a university — the University of North Texas, where she was accepted into the Honors College.
She was looking forward to her graduation ceremony and...
Thursday, March 2, 2017
UNT DECA competitors earn spot in international business contest
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Nearly two dozen University of North Texas students have advanced to a major competition for budding entrepreneurs.
All 23 UNT students who competed in the Texas Career Development Conference qualified for the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference. The event will be held April 19 – 22 in Anaheim, California.
The Texas conference was hosted by the...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
UNT students to participate in Texas Undergraduate Research Day at the State Capitol
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
UNT TAMS wins fourth-place prize of $30,000 at national Siemens competition
Monday, November 21, 2016
UNT TAMS student's research on detecting mercury leads to spot in national Siemens Competition
DENTON (UNT), Texas — When Prateek Kalakuntla learned that between 6,000 and 12,000 children in Flint, Michigan, may experience serious health problems because their drinking water contained high levels of lead, he wondered about a solution.
“This is a problem in developing countries. Communities need a low-cost way to detect mercury, lead and other toxins,” he said.
So Kalakuntla, a student at the University of North...
Thursday, November 3, 2016
UNT TAMS student named regional finalist in 2016 Siemens competition
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Mean Greens, first all-vegan university cafeteria, celebrates 5th anniversary
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — What began as a way to satisfy the growing demand for more healthful food options at the University of North Texas blossomed into the country’s first all-vegan university dining hall.
And now, Mean Greens Café will celebrate its 5th anniversary on Oct. 14 (Friday) with a vegan feast, complete with live music, entertainment, games and more.
Since it opened, Mean Greens Café has won national recognition for UNT, including an “A” rating from animal advocacy group peta2, which said UNT goes “above and beyond to provide all students with exceptional vegan food...
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
UNT TAMS students host free science day camp