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Tao Yang, assistant professor of electrical engineering at UNT, earned the prestigious 2018 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities for his research into the future of electrical distribution, microgrids.  “Traditionally, electricity is provided through one central distribution network. This means a problem in one area will affect the entire grid causing power outages and blackouts,” Yang says. “Now, imagine if each user had a microgrid. People would be able to manage their own power distribution so if the main grid goes down they will...
This spring, first graders in Denton ISD were able to delve beyond the textbook and observe science up close using microscopes to observe fish developing from egg to embryo to larva. Aaron Roberts, professor of biological sciences at UNT and co-principal investigator with the RECOVER Consortium, worked with Melanie McGary, a first grade teacher at Newton Rayzor Elementary, to take research from his lab into classrooms at the school, where students learned about life cycles and oil spill science.  “The great thing about some of the fish we have in the lab is that the eggs are transparent,”...
UNT Postdoctoral Association (UNT-PDA) was launched by the newly-formed Office of Postdoctoral Affairs in January to enhance the postdoctoral experience at UNT by providing support for the working-life and professional development of postdoctoral scholars. The organization aims to offer relevant opportunities to postdocs from all research disciplines, from the sciences to liberal arts to music. All postdocs at UNT receive automatic membership in UNT-PDA, which presents a healthy blend of diversity in demographics and research interests. Postdoctoral scholars represent 17 nations and...
UNT is leading an initiative to grow a sustainable, business accelerator platform throughout the North Texas region, thanks to new leadership for UNT’s Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Jon McCarry, a UNT alumnus with a wide breadth of experience in private equity, was tapped as the senior director for the center housed in the College of Business.   "The North Texas region offers so much for industry, and as a Tier One research university, UNT is best positioned to be a resource where great ideas can find a partner ready to co-navigate a path toward success," says Marilyn...
Angie (Wilson) Cartwright, an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Higher Education in the College of Education, has been selected as the school’s inaugural Presidential Early Career Professor. “Upon receiving the news of my selection, I was excited and in a bit of disbelief,” Cartwright says. “There are so many wonderful members of the faculty here at UNT, and I am honored to be selected by the provost and the committee for this prestigious designation.” Cartwright, who joined the UNT faculty in 2015, will receive $50,000 in research support as part of her new...
University of North Texas business professor has earned a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to research how the creation of new online technologies is affected by different cultural norms – the shared system of beliefs that characterize a particular group – and whether that’s changed in today’s technology-driven environment. The award will allow Dan J. Kim, a professor in the Department of Information Technology and Decision Sciences, to travel to the Korea University Business School, the top private university in South Korea, where he’ll begin a six-month stint teaching and researching along...
Professor Richard Dixon was recently elected into the Royal Society. The United Kingdom’s Royal Society is similar to the United States’ National Academy of Sciences of which Dixon also is a member. They are both prestigious organizations dedicated to the understanding and advancement of science. “I am originally from the U.K. so my election into the Royal Society is especially exciting for me,” says Dixon, Distinguished Research Professor in UNT’s Department of Biological Sciences. “There is no checklist of achievement to become a member. You do your best and work with those around you. I...
Five students from UNT's Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science were named semifinalists in the 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search, which honors research of high school students. The students are (front row) Ashwin Kumar of Irving, Abhishek Mohan of Irving and Tan Yan of Coppell, and (back row) Ted Zhao of Arlington and Sarah Zou of Sugar Land. Five students in UNT's  Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science were named semifinalists in the 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search. They are among 18 semifinalists from Texas schools. The Regeneron Science Talent Search is one of the nation's...
Nearly a dozen professors from UNT toured the Weapons and Materials Manufacturing Directorate of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) facilities Jan. 18-19. The visit was part of the special relationship afforded members of ARL South, a cooperative effort based in Austin, Texas, bringing together government, industry and academia. “This visit was a part of the ongoing collaborative relationship building for advancing materials and manufacturing knowledge and technologies and preparing next generation scientists and engineers.” says Andrey Voevodin, chair...
From left, TAMS students Abhishek Mohan, Sahil Patel, Steven Sun and David Yue are regional finalists in this year's Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology. Four students at UNT's Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science are among 101 high school students in the nation named regional finalists in the 2017 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology. TAMS tied with Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia, in having the most regional semifinalists in the nation. In addition, 15 TAMS students were named regional semifinalists in...
Four UNT faculty members were among the educators celebrated for their dedication to excellence through research, service and education during UNT's sixth annual Salute to Faculty Excellence Awards Dinner and Ceremony in October. Thomas R. Cundari Thomas R. Cundari, professor of chemistry, was awarded the Eminent Faculty Award. He received a $15,000 check, a commemorative engraved gift and the honor of being an Eminent Faculty Awardee. In his 26-year career, Cundari, along with his research group has 340 peer-reviewed scientific papers. Cundari has given 150 lectures across the U.S. and...
UNT College of Engineering assistant professor Diana Berman has earned the prestigious 2017 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities. UNT College of Engineering assistant professor Diana Berman has earned the prestigious 2017 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities. The award, which is aimed at enhancing the research and professional growth of young faculty, is one of the most prestigious awards for professors teaching engineering, sciences, mathematics and policy management or education....
Ram Dantu, College of Engineering professor and director of the UNT Center for Information and Computer Security, has been named a finalist for a prestigious Tech Titans Award. Dantu has been named in the Technology Inventor category that recognizes people or groups responsible for creating breakthrough ideas, processes or products that have advanced their discipline as a whole. “It is a real honor to be named a finalist and that UNT is competing with so many technology giants,” Dantu says. Dantu, who has 25 patents with nine more pending, is being considered based on new innovative...
UNT's logistics program recently wrapped up a fundraising challenge, thanks to help from entrepreneur William “Bill” LaMothe, PGL chairman of the board. LaMothe, a founding board member of the UNT program and longtime university supporter, agreed to match all donations to the logistics program, up to $50,000, as part of UNT’s fifth Annual Transportation Breakfast and Byron Nelson Open House this May. “This event was among our most successful, and a major part of that was Bill LaMothe’s generous effort to spur the DFW logistics community toward supporting the future of logistics education,”...
Brian Sauser, director of the Jim McNatt Institute for Logistics Research. The institute, in partnership with the North American Strategy for Competitiveness (NASCO), is coordinating a platform to address logistics challenges facing the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Download image. UNT researchers will soon be playing a prominent role in the future of North American logistics — the science of transporting goods in the most cost and time efficient way. The North American Strategy for Competitiveness (NASCO) tapped UNT’s Jim McNatt Institute for Logistics Research to marshal the NASCO University...