Monday, April 18, 2016
Four UNT TAMS students named 2016 Goldwater Scholars
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Four students from the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas have been named 2016 Goldwater Scholars. UNT leads Texas universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars in math, science and engineering with a total of 59 scholars named since 1996.
The 2016 Goldwater Scholars are:
- Emily Hu, who used quantum mechanical methods to study the fundamental chemical properties of molecules having applications that range from...
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
UNT students build smartphone app capable of detecting cancer
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Students in the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas are working on a smart phone app that may soon allow users to detect cancer and identify different stages of cancer.
Anagha Krishnan and Kevin Ong, second-year students in UNT's TAMS program, are developing a phone application that processes chemical data from saliva samples to identify tumor biomarkers in the body. The app is still in development, and the students have received funding from MIT to advance...
Friday, February 26, 2016
UNT TAMS student launches free online SAT tutoring
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Anyone with Internet access now can receive free livestreamed SAT tutoring from students enrolled in the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas. UNT's TAMS students are among the brightest students in the country.
Quality SAT tutoring is expensive and can cost thousands of dollars, said Jack Zhang, founder of Skybound Prep and second-year TAMS student.
"I believe it is unfair that those who can afford to spend...
Thursday, October 29, 2015
UNT TAMS students lead Texas in Siemens Competition placements
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...
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
UNT TAMS student named 2015 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Vishnu Dantu, a second-year student in the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas, has been named a 2015 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar. UNT leads Texas universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars in math, science and engineering with 55 Goldwater Scholars named since 1996.
In his research, Dantu created a smartphone application for people with diabetes in which a smartphone camera analyzes the...
Friday, February 27, 2015
UNT TAMS student to present forensic chemistry research in Austin
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
UNT TAMS student named 2015 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Verizon grant to expand UNT's Code Camp program
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas Code Camp program, which began in 2014, will expand thanks to a $20,000 gift from Verizon. Code Camp advances science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education by teaching computer coding to Denton Independent School District elementary and middle school students.
"We are excited to partner with UNT to engage our youth in STEM," said Michelle Miller, regional president for Verizon Wireless. "There are currently 3 million STEM jobs in the U.S. that are unfilled. By raising both the interest...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
UNT names new Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science dean
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas has named Glênisson de Oliveira dean of the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS). He will begin serving as TAMS dean in January 2015.
"Glênisson de Oliveira brings a wonderful combination of enthusiasm, creativity, energy and experience to the important position of TAMS dean," said UNT Provost Warren Burggren. "TAMS is one of UNT's signature programs, and I am delighted that we have been able to attract leadership of this caliber."
De Oliveira has a...