Research Profiles

Fitness may help middle school students avoid depression

Camilo Ruggero
If your sixth grader is physically fit when he or she enters middle school, will he or she be less likely to become depressed before entering high school? A University of North Texas study suggests that the answer is yes. A team of researchers led by Camilo Ruggero, assistant professor in the UNT Department of Psychology, measured the levels of depression and cardiorespiratory fitness in 437...

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UNT student wins fellowship for mariachi research

José Torres
A music education doctoral student studying at the University of North Texas College of Music is the 2014-15 recipient of the Perry R. Bass Fellowship in Music Education. José Torres, who is specializing in ethnomusicology, was chosen for his research into the ways music diversity can improve society and help students grow personally. José Torres Established in 2007, the Perry R. Bass Fellowship...

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UNT researchers create new, stronger plant-based carbon fiber

Researchers at the University of North Texas have created a new carbon fiber from plants that can replace common petroleum and coal-based products in wide range of goods including parts for cars, aircraft, electronics and sports equipment. The patent-pending carbon fiber also is stronger and lighter than similar products on the market. The new carbon fiber is made from C-lignin, a linear polymer...

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Drone research at UNT improves communication after disasters

UNT electrical engineering professors Yan Wan and Shengli Fu
Days after returning from a White House presentation of their use of drones to create Internet hotspots and restore communication after a disaster, two University of North Texas faculty members are headed to the US Ignite Application Summit for a live demonstration of the project June 24 – 27 in Silicon Valley, California. Shengli Fu, electrical engineering associate professor and interim...

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Scholarships, hours of research lead to UNT student's grad school fellowships

Clifford Morrison
UNT senior biochemistry and chemistry major Clifford Morrison was one of the academic stars at his small high school in the East Texas town of Hughes Springs. His high school counselor, a UNT alumna, encouraged him to apply to UNT. But Morrison didn't know how he could afford to go. "I have a single mom who is unable to work, and she was unemployed for two out of the four years I was in high...

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