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UNT professor discovers new bird species in Chile

UNT professor discovers new bird species in Chile

The new terrestrial bird species was identified in the Diego Ramírez Archipelago — the southernmost location in Chile and the Americas.

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Uncovering the Past: History faculty, student earn awards to further research

Uncovering the Past: History faculty, student earn awards to further research

Faculty and a graduate student in the Department of History have earned a collection of significant awards and fellowships to help in teaching and uncovering new perspectives on the past.

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TAMS students named 2022 Goldwater Scholars

TAMS students named 2022 Goldwater Scholars

Two students from the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas were named 2022 Goldwater Scholars — Neel Shanumgum and Anay Gupta.

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Big Problems, Big Bold Solutions

Big Problems, Big Bold Solutions

A team of students from UNT’s Texas Academy of Mathematics and Sciences, mentored by UNT BioDiscovery Institute’s Calvin Henard and Mauricio Antunes, is the first group from UNT to participate in the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition. The team genetically modified bacteria to mitigate greenhouse gases.

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TAMS Students Place First in North American Autonomous Car Competition

TAMS Students Place First in North American Autonomous Car Competition

Three students at UNT’s Texas Academy of Mathematics and Sciences (TAMS) took first place in the Amazon Web Services DeepRacer Student League Competition, the world’s first autonomous car racing league.

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Advancing Medical Security and Enhancing Student Research Opportunities

Advancing Medical Security and Enhancing Student Research Opportunities

UNT physics professor Bibhudutta Rout from, alongside Saraju Mohanty from computer science and engineering and Elias Kougianos from electrical engineering are collaborating with a team from the Grambling State University on a half-million dollar NSF grant to advance medical security and broaden participation of historically underrepresented students in STEM education and research. 

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Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement

Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement

A new $2 million grant aimed at increasing participation and diversity in Ph.D. science and engineering programs focusing on research relevant to human health will be put into action at UNT this fall. G-RISE, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, will develop a diverse pool of Ph.D. students for careers in the biomedical research fields at UNT.

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Bee Sustainable

Bee Sustainable

UNT became a Bee Campus USA in 2016, and in 2019 the College of Science recruited Elinor Lichtenberg, assistant professor of ecology, who studies plant-pollinator interactions.

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Presenting a Thesis in Three Minutes

Presenting a Thesis in Three Minutes

UNT master’s students researching everything from information science to biological sciences competed in UNT’s Toulouse Graduate School’s annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition this spring.

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Alumna Receives Fulbright Award to Create Anthology of Czech Art Songs

Alumna Receives Fulbright Award to Create Anthology of Czech Art Songs

College of Music alumna Bree Nichols, who earned her Doctor of Musical Arts in voice performance in May, received a Fulbright Research Award to travel to the Czech Republic where she will focus on compiling the first anthology of Czech art songs.

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Offering Undergraduates Opportunities in AI Research

Offering Undergraduates Opportunities in AI Research

Researchers in UNT’s College of Engineering were recently awarded a three-year grant by the National Science Foundation through its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program to develop and operate 10-week intensive programs for students to learn about artificial intelligence.

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New Reality for Astronauts

New Reality for Astronauts

During their time as undergraduates at UNT, David Woodward (’20), Juan Ruiz (’20), Tim Stern (’20) and Nickolas Bratsch (’20) proved that one small step toward the unknown could result in a giant leap for the future of spacesuit user interface technologies.

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Curing Her Own Disease

Curing Her Own Disease

Diagnosed at 18 with Charcot-MarieTooth disease, commonly known as CMT, Allison Taylor (’20), who earned her biology degree this spring, has dedicated her life to researching a cure.

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Protecting the Environment

Protecting the Environment

Shrika Eddula, a second-year student in UNT’s Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, jumped in with both feet as part of the early summer research scholarship program before she began her first year in 2019.

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Food Studies Bridges Gaps

Food Studies Bridges Gaps

As the first recipient of the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Fellowship in Food History, UNT history doctoral student Joshua Lopez wants to bridge queer and food studies — and he’s started that process by compiling oral histories from the Latinx and queer community.

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Creating a Financial Plan

Creating a Financial Plan

Jackie Battles (’20), a financial planning major, was recently awarded second place in the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants’ National Financial Plan Competition.

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New Frontier for Spaceships

New Frontier for Spaceships

Alexander Sarvadi (’20) and his mentor Huseyin Bostanci, associate professor of engineering technology, believe they have found a better way to revitalize the air aboard spaceships — and NASA agrees.

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History of Resilience

History of Resilience

Brian Elliott (’20 Ph.D.), who earned his doctorate this spring, never allows his visual impairment to slow him down.

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More Efficient Drones

More Efficient Drones

Kelly Jacques (’20), a Ph.D. student in UNT’s College of Engineering, is the 2020 recipient of the U.S. Department of Defense’s SMART (Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation) scholarship, which will cover the cost of her tuition, books and living expenses.

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Tackling Complex Diseases

Tackling Complex Diseases

Giorgio Di Salvo (’20), a biomedical engineering student, was selected as the first fellow in the Westheimer Science Research Fellow program, specifically designed to support undergraduate research in UNT Mathematics’ new Statistics Lab.

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