Wednesday, July 1, 2020
UNT graduate works to protect soldiers in the field through drone research
Since beginning college, University of North Texas student Kelly Jacques wanted to use her engineering talents to minimize the need for soldiers on the battlefield. And now, thanks to a scholarship from the U.S. Department of Defense, she is getting her chance....
Monday, June 29, 2020
UNT professor’s discovery helps to provide safer nuclear waste containment in the future
Jincheng Du, an internationally recognized researcher in nuclear waste processing, found that the corrosion of stainless steel containers used to store nuclear waste actually accelerates the breakdown of the glass or ceramic waste forms they contain, leading to much more rapid deterioration.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
UNT professor to lead Texas early childhood English-learning initiative
DENTON (UNT), Texas — University of North Texas College of Education professor Dina Castro has been named to the Steering Committee leading the Texans Care for Children Early Childhood English Learner Initiative, working to help Texas children from birth to age 8 whose primary language is not English.
“We have a significant opportunity to boost educational achievement in Texas by ensuring English Learner children succeed. The state’s recent approach has prov...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
UNT’s new MBA in music business equips future music professionals with an interdisciplinary mindset
Monday, June 15, 2020
UNT to welcome new AVP for enrollment and university admissions July 1
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Michael Sanders will join the University of North Texas as associate vice president for enrollment and university admissions on July 1, serving as a strategic partner to the university’s administrators in furthering enrollment and recruitment initiatives.
Sanders will lead the admissions team in support of enrollment objectives as well as employ strategic tools to improve our recruiting and processing capacities.
“I look forward to the creativity, energy and insights Michael will bring to our admi...
Monday, June 8, 2020
UNT to show appreciation for its custodians with parade on campus
DENTON (UNT), Texas — With classes moved online and many faculty and staff telecommuting, life at the University of North Texas looked much different in the past few months due to COVID-19.
Not all employees can work remotely. Essential personnel, including custodians, have continued coming to campus to serve remaining UNT students in residence halls and serve critical business continuity functions.
UNT custodians have worked to maintain buildings with increased safety and sanitization measures to keep students, faculty and...
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
UNT creates 3D-printed ventilator splitters for COVID-19 patients
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DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas is using 3D printing technology to make ventilator splitters that will allow doctors to use a single ventilator to treat two patients.
In response to the possible need for more ventilators to treat critically ill COVID-19 patients, a team from UNT’s College of Engineering collaborated to adapt a design and manufacture ventilator splitters in the college’s digital manufacturing lab.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
UNT student’s research a breath of fresh air for astronauts
Alyssa Sarvadi, a recent graduate of the University of North Texas College of Engineering, believes they have found a better way to clean the air aboard space ships. And, NASA agrees.
Sarvadi and their mentor, associate professor of engineering technology Huseyin Bostanci, are part of a 10-year-old NASA program that sponsors graduate students and their professors who show significant potential to contribute to the space agency’s goal of creating innovative new space technologies.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
UNT professor and student create bilingual education book to discuss identity and emotions amid pandemic
As the global pandemic lingers on, news about the virus and images of people wearing masks to slow the spread are a mainstay on the news and social media.
For Martha Samaniego Calderón’s 7-year-old daughter, seeing people with masks has been a little scary and prompted her to ask questions. Calderón figured she wasn’t the only parent facing these difficult conversations.
As a graduate student in the College of Visual Arts and Design, she decided to put her art education skills to work developing a bilingual education book that promotes...
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
UNT computational chemists use supercomputer simulations to test potential COVID-19 drugs
University of North Texas professor and computational chemist G. Andrés Cisneros, along with his research group, are running computer simulations using four U.S. supercomputers, including the world’s most powerful, Summit, at the Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee, to investigate inhibitor mechanisms of existing drugs and provide insights that could serve to improve treatment options for COVID-19.
Cisneros’ group, in collaboration with a team of scientists from both France and two other institutions in the United States, are investigatin...