Women's Faculty Network

The Women’s Faculty Network (WFN) is an organization that supports women at all stages of their careers by providing professional development, mentoring, and networking opportunities.

Spring 2019 SMART Talk to Feature Dr. Rebecca Dickstein

This spring, the College of Science is excited to host the University of North Texas' third-ever SMART Talk, featuring Dr. Rebecca Dickstein. Dr. Dickstein is an influential researcher, member of the BioDiscovery Institute, and UNT professor of biochemistry and molecular biology. In her eighteen years at the University, twenty-seven graduate and postdoc students and more than fifty undergraduates have conducted research toward their degrees in her lab. 

Eduardo Blanco, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering

Making Computers Understand Negation

Eduardo Blanco, an assistant professor with the University of North Texas College of Engineering, intends to use a $500,000 NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant to teach computers the intricacies of negation. The five-year grant will allow Blanco to build novel resources and algorithms to enable intelligent systems to understand the numerous positive interpretations hidden in sentences containing negation.

Young Kim

Two Koreas: UNT professor researches how to bring a divided community together again

Sixty-plus years after the Korean Peninsula was officially split into two separate governments, a University of North Texas professor is looking for ways to bring the two countries together. Hospitality associate professor Young Hoon Kim, a UNT researcher born in South Korea, is studying how tourism and destination development can bring people together and reunify the two nations.

Karnesh Namuduri, professor of electrical engineering at UNT, holding drone

Drone Traffic Management Taking Off

Kamesh Namuduri, professor of electrical engineering at the University of North Texas, has joined forces with the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi on a NASA project focused on research toward safely and effectively managing drone traffic in urban areas.

Spectrum Support & Self-Advocacy Group on April 24 from 4-5 pm in Chilton 126: The group welcomes those who are, or think they might be, on the autism spectrum.

Spectrum Support & Self-Advocacy Group

Universities are known for valuing diversity. Yet faculty who are neurodivergent, such as those on the autism spectrum, may not feel as included or supported because it's difficult to be open about it. The group welcomes those who are, or think they might be, on the autism spectrum. It’s open to full- and part-time faculty, administrators, and staff. Its meetings will provide a forum for discussions of work-related topics that are affected by their status as autistic people (or people on the autism spectrum, or whichever term you prefer).

Assistant Professor Xiangnan Zhong, department of electrical engineering

Researcher Teaching Robots to Learn by Themselves

Department of Electrical Engineering Assistant Professor Xiangnan Zhong is researching ways to make robots smarter. The UNT Engineering faculty member recently received a $175,000 Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) grant from the National Science Foundation, an award that recognizes up-and-coming faculty in the career pathway that is expected to lead to research independence and a subsequent stream of projects, discoveries, students and publications.