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UNT-led team collaborates with NASA on Advanced Air Mobility project

UNT-led team collaborates with NASA on Advanced Air Mobility project

A UNT-led team of academic and industry experts is working together to ensure safe skies for drones and other low-flying traffic over cities in the U.S.

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UNT utilizes advanced 3D printing labs to produce face shields

UNT utilizes advanced 3D printing labs to produce face shields

Engineers and artists are working together to create face shields for faculty and students to use once laboratories on campus start to reopen.

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UNT professor studies learning environments before and after pandemic shutdown

UNT professor studies learning environments before and after pandemic shutdown

College of Education assistant professor Christopher Long is making the best of the situation after his research project was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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AI students work to predict spread of COVID-19 in global challenge

AI students work to predict spread of COVID-19 in global challenge

A class project turned into much more as 30 teams of University of North Texas students compete internationally to create the most accurate model of the spread of COVID-19.

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Undergraduate researcher dedicated to finding a cure for her own disease

Undergraduate researcher dedicated to finding a cure for her own disease

UNT senior Allison Taylor could have let a medical condition slow down her academic plans or even her life in general, but instead, she’s using it as inspiration to reach her goals. Diagnosed at 18 with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, commonly known as CMT, she has dedicated her life to researching a cure.

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Three UNT researchers awarded NSF CAREER grants for excellence in their fields

Three UNT researchers awarded NSF CAREER grants for excellence in their fields

Three UNT researchers in linguistics, physics and mathematics were awarded more than $1.5 million total in grant money through the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program.

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Caring Through Service

Caring Through Service

Mark McLellan, vice president of research and innovation for UNT, has an impressive record of service in university research administration along with a distinguished research career. What additionally sets him apart is his remarkable record contributing to national and international boards that oversee and acknowledge research science.

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A more efficient way to diagnose cancer

A more efficient way to diagnose cancer

Steven Gore, doctoral candidate in biological sciences, is developing a broader cancer diagnosis model.

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Impact of innovation

Impact of innovation

This past year was a banner year for technology commercialization at UNT, but it’s only the beginning. Licensing revenues reached a record level in 2019, and faculty filed six times as many disclosures of inventions and intellectual property as they did in 2015. More importantly, the culture of innovation at UNT is changing. UNT researchers are looking at the work in their laboratories in new and...

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Drone traffic management taking off at UNT

Drone traffic management taking off at UNT

Kamesh Namuduri, professor of electrical engineering, is part of a NASA project focused on research toward safely and effectively managing drone traffic in urban areas.

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Innovating through prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Innovating through prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Ifana Mahbub will create a new tool that may lead to treatments for chronic pain and stroke recovery.

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Researching pollinators

Researching pollinators

Elinor Lichtenberg is a behavioral and community ecologist interested in how plant-pollinator interactions change with the biological community.

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Transforming methane to methanol

Transforming methane to methanol

Modern-day alchemist Tom Cundari is taking the first steps to change methane gas into its liquid “cousin” methanol for safer and more economic shipping.

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Citizen scientists as excellent resources

Citizen scientists as excellent resources

Biological sciences researcher Kelly Albus sifted years of data collected by citizen scientists and found that it is of a quality consistent with that collected by professional agencies.

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Texas’ only master of science in artificial intelligence

Texas’ only master of science in artificial intelligence

In order to meet the increasing demand for AI professionals, UNT is offering the only Master of Science degree in artificial intelligence in Texas and one of only a few programs nationwide. The new degree offers students the choice of three concentrations: machine learning, autonomous systems and biomedical engineering.

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 A new way to diagnose cancer

A new way to diagnose cancer

Doctors soon will have a new way to determine if a cell is cancerous by measuring its thermal properties, thanks to Tae-Youl Choi, a professor in the College of Engineering.

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The science of helping

The science of helping

From self-powered movement monitors to pain management, UNT College of Engineering researcher Ifana Mahbub is exploring the biomedical applications of semiconductor devices.

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$1 million gift establishes innovation center

$1 million gift establishes innovation center

A new collaboration between LaCore Labs and UNT will include a $1 million gift eligible for matching funds from the Texas Research Incentive Program, a new laboratory, sponsored research, a license to UNT technology and real-world opportunities for students.

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Discovering the secret of longevity in Ginkgo biloba trees

Discovering the secret of longevity in Ginkgo biloba trees

Distinguished Research Professor of biological sciences Richard Dixon and an international team of scientists have found that these thousand-year-old trees aren’t programmed to die.

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Lifting voices of young children through photography

Lifting voices of young children through photography

Tran Nguyen Templeton, assistant professor of early childhood studies, is working to help children express themselves and tell their own stories even though they are not yet old enough to write.

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