Thursday, April 30, 2020
UNT utilizes advanced 3-D printing labs to produce face shields
At the University of North Texas, engineers and artists are working together to create face shields for faculty and students to use once laboratories on campus start to reopen.
“Our students and faculty follow strict safety protocols in our laboratories, which means they must use safety equipment such as masks, gloves, face shields, etc.,” said Mark McLellan, vice president for research and innovation. “But, as everyone knows, there is a shortage of certain equipment due to COVID-19. Fortunately, we have the tools and the talent to make our own...
Friday, April 24, 2020
UNT senior takes second place in IARFC National Financial Plan Competition
Jackie Battles, a University of North Texas financial planning senior, was recently awarded second place in the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants’ National Financial Plan Competition out of 98 other teams and individuals from 15 universities across the United States.
“The entire experience has solidified my decision for wanting to work in this industry,” Battles said. “The competition provided a way for me to discover how to apply what I learned in the classroom to a re...
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Three UNT researchers awarded NSF CAREER grants for excellence in their fields
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
UNT professor studies learning environments before and after pandemic shutdown
DENTON (UNT), Texas — University of North Texas College of Education assistant professor Christopher Long is making the best of the situation after his research project was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Initially, Long was studying learning environments and student attitudes toward science. However, as schools shut down and students moved to learning from home, his research ground to a halt.
Not to be deterred, Long took advantage of the unique opportunity to make learning from home better for...
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
UNT-led team collaborates with NASA on Advanced Air Mobility project
In the next 10 years, low-flying traffic over cities in the United States is expected to increase significantly and a University of North Texas-led team of academic and industry experts is working together to ensure safe skies through proper communication and coordination.
“Our team is developing the Resilient Air Space Operations and Services platform which will allow low-flying traffic, both manned and unmanned, to receive data from multiple sources, sense their surroundings and automatically share information about airspace hazards with each...
Friday, March 27, 2020
UNT professors offer 10 tips for maintaining mental health during isolation
DENTON (UNT), Texas — University of North Texas College of Health and Public Service Rehabilitation and Health Services Associate Professor Denise Catalano, Professor Emeritus Linda Holloway and Clinical Assistant Professor Rachita Sharma offer 10 ideas for handling stress during a period of isolation.
Stress occurs when the demands of an outside situation, like required self-isolation, exceeds a person’s ability to cope. Catalano, Holloway and Sharma offer the following sugge...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
UNT professor offers suggestions to keep kids active, engaged and positive during time of isolation
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Children should have a combination of physical, psycho-social and cognitive activities while staying home during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to University of North Texas College of Education Professor Jean Keller, who has instructed teaching students since 1989.
Keller has some suggestions to help families keep children active, engaged and positive while schools are closed. She notes that new resources are becoming available everyday online but the following activities and resources can get p...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
UNT’s modern-day alchemist takes first steps toward transforming methane to methanol
Finding a method for large scale, inexpensive transformation of methane into methanol is like turning lead into gold, according to Tom Cundari, a Regents Professor of chemistry at the University of North Texas.
Methane is a primary component of natural gas and, like natural gas, must be cooled and pressurized into liquid form to be shipped via pipeline or conveyance. This process is expensive and can be hazardous. But, methane’s molecular structure can be changed into a liquid “cousin” th...
Thursday, March 5, 2020
UNT at Frisco launches three-year program that gives students real-world experience and competitive edge in job market
DENTON (UNT), Texas —The University of North Texas will offer a new three-year accelerated Bachelor of Science in Project Design and Analysis beginning in Fall 2020.
The program, open to freshman students, is located at UNT at Frisco, in the heart of a rapidly-growing mecca of corporate headquarters, and was developed with input from the corporate partners who will work with students on in-class projects and provide opportunities for paid summer i...
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
UNT professor finds citizen scientists make excellent resources
From tracking the amount of rain in their backyards to monitoring the water quality in local streams, citizen scientists have collected data for as long as there has been curiosity. And, it turns out, their data can be just as valid as that collected by professionals.
Kelly Albus, a research scientist at the University of North Texas, spent four years as both a Ph.D. student and a professor sifting through decades of data collected by citizen science groups and comparing it to that collected by professional agencies. The goal of her project was...