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UNT teams up with NASA for new mission

DENTON, Texas (UNT) – A new partnership with NASA has the University of North Texas aimed at getting students excited about space science. UNT’s Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning, IITTL, established a five- year partnership with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and the Heliophysics Education Consortium. “The goal is to take the passion the NASA scientists...

UNT professor awarded $1 million research grant to create nuclear monitoring technology

DENTON (UNT), Texas —  A University of North Texas engineering professor is starting a major new project in November that he hopes will help solve a critical problem in nuclear engineering.Haifeng Zhang, an associate professor of mechanical engineering technology, was recently awarded a $1 million research grant from the Department of Energy. He will be working to use ultrasound through-wall...

UNT professor part of collaboration awarded $1 million research grant to create nuclear monitoring technology

DENTON (UNT), Texas —  A University of North Texas engineering professor is starting a major new project in November that he hopes will help solve a critical problem in nuclear engineering.Haifeng Zhang, an associate professor of mechanical engineering technology, is a major part of a collaboration that was recently awarded a $1 million research grant from the Department of Energy. He will be...

UNT art faculty, staff get to experiment at annual exhibition

What: Annual CVAD Faculty and Staff Exhibition, featuring a variety of media created by staff and faculty in the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North TexasWhen: Nov. 14 (Monday) – Jan. 12 (Thursday) at UNT on the Square and Nov. 15 (Tuesday) – Dec. 3 (Saturday) at UNT Art Gallery. Opening reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17 (Thursday) at both venues.Where: UNT on the...

White House invites UNT professor to speak about education for Latinas

DENTON, Texas (UNT) – A psychology professor at the University of North Texas will join a White House panel dedicated to helping Latinas succeed in education. Yolanda Flores Niemann, UNT professor of psychology, was invited by the White House to take part in the summit, Fulfilling America’s Future: Latinas in the U.S., on Oct. 21 (Friday). Niemann will participate in the panel Latinas in...

UNT professor receives grant for research that could lead to alternative energy use

DENTON (UNT), Texas – Kent Chapman, Regents Professor of biological sciences at the University of North Texas, has been awarded a $650,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. The grant is part of ongoing funding from the DOE and will be used to study the cellular storage of lipids in plants. Chapman, whose work focuses on both basic and applied aspects of the regulation...

Teachers turning to social media for learning and support

DENTON, Texas (UNT) - New research from a University of North Texas learning technologies professor found social media may be the way for struggling teachers to get the help they need. “Twitter could be a life or career saver if you can join up with the right group and can even help with burnout,” said Scott Warren, associate professor of learning technologies. Warren began his career as a...

UNT computer engineering professor wins high-profile award

DENTON (UNT), Texas – University of North Texas professor Ram Dantu has received a D Magazine CIO/CTO Chief Information Officer/Chief Technology Officer award. Dantu was named the 2016 “Outstanding Technology Advocate” by the magazine. He was the only person in academia who was even nominated. “All of our past and present students in the lab are the reason for this amazing recognition,” said...

UNT researchers collaborate on cancer breakthrough

DENTON, Texas (UNT) -- A team of researchers working in two countries and several universities, including the University of North Texas, has made a major discovery that could help fight some deadly forms of cancer. In 2013, the team announced that it had connected a single protein that contain an iron-sulfur center, to some of the most lethal types of breast cancers. Since then, that protein...

Computer engineering professor named finalist for award

DENTON (UNT), Texas – UNT professor Ram Dantu has been named a D CEO CIO/CTO award finalist. Dantu is the only academic nominated and is named among top chief information and chief technology officers in North Texas. Dantu began conducting research and teaching at UNT in 2003, when he took over as the director of the Center for Information and Computer Security. He worked in the industry for...

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