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UNT researcher engineers bacteria to convert greenhouse gases into sustainable products

UNT researcher engineers bacteria to convert greenhouse gases into sustainable products

Calvin Henard’s work is backed by a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation and the Agile BioFoundry.

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With USDA grant, UNT to add agritourism course and project-based learning opportunities

With USDA grant, UNT to add agritourism course and project-based learning opportunities

Through new offerings in research and an academic course, the University of North Texas College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism will help prepare students to enter the booming agritourism industry.

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UNT named HSI Fulbright Leader, students and faculty to travel abroad for research

UNT named HSI Fulbright Leader, students and faculty to travel abroad for research

This is the first time UNT has earned this designation, which is given to HSI universities who have demonstrated noteworthy engagement with Fulbright exchange participants.

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With $1.75M Department of Energy Grant, UNT Adds Industrial Assessment Center

With $1.75M Department of Energy Grant, UNT Adds Industrial Assessment Center

The University of North Texas is set to lead regional manufacturers in bringing more effectiveness and sustainability to their operations as the first university in the North Texas region to join the U.S. Department of Energy’s Industrial Assessment Center program. 

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UNT professor using radio to bridge the STEM education gap in rural areas

UNT professor using radio to bridge the STEM education gap in rural areas

Raise Up Radio came about after Assistant Professor Sarah Evans in UNT’s College of Information Department of Information Science was speaking with a colleague in library youth services about how families used to listen to stories on the radio.

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UNT geographers exploring technology’s influence on urban forest management and planning

UNT geographers exploring technology’s influence on urban forest management and planning

Faculty members Alexandra Ponette-González and Matthew Fry will soon launch a five-year study backed by a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant.

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Researchers earn $1.4M Keck Foundation grant to study greenhouse production of fungal-derived medicines

Researchers earn $1.4M Keck Foundation grant to study greenhouse production of fungal-derived medicines

This first-of-its-kind study will establish a new concept for producing valuable fungal products and may ultimately lead to medicines that can be delivered in plant seeds, eliminating downstream processing.

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UNT receives $1.2M to develop governance mechanisms for book usage data sharing

UNT receives $1.2M to develop governance mechanisms for book usage data sharing

The OA Book Usage Data Trust project aims to make book usage data more accessible for libraries, presses, publishers and others interested in scholarly impact.

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UNT study will explore hearing aid adoption and performance in adults

UNT study will explore hearing aid adoption and performance in adults

Researchers in the Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology are exploring how factors such as emotions, psychological well-being, social relationships and stress impact whether adults continue to use hearing aids once they're purchased.

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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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From pitch to premiere: Media Arts professor researching value placed on female-driven films

From pitch to premiere: Media Arts professor researching value placed on female-driven films

Courtney Brannon Donoghue's research has earned backing from the National Endowment for the Humanities with a $55,000 grant for faculty from Hispanic-Serving Institutions.

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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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Research Backed by NASA, U.S. Geological Survey will Inform Changes in Water-wise Irrigation Techniques

Research Backed by NASA, U.S. Geological Survey will Inform Changes in Water-wise Irrigation Techniques

A team of researchers from the UNT is using high quality satellite and aerial imagery to study how farmers in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley are using water resources and how the farmers’ irrigation methods have changed over the past decades.

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Next Generation Nuclear Power

Next Generation Nuclear Power

UNT teams up with national lab and industry to develop safer, more efficient storage for next-generation nuclear reactors. As the result of funding from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), UNT and their collaborators will develop a safer and more efficient method of containing and recycling molten salt nuclear waste from nuclear reactors and other sources...

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New Equipment Could Reshape the Future of High Entropy Alloys

New Equipment Could Reshape the Future of High Entropy Alloys

A new grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) will allow UNT materials scientists to delve deeper into the world of High Entropy Alloys (HEAs).

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Dantu Named to Dallas 500 for Third Year in a Row

Dantu Named to Dallas 500 for Third Year in a Row

Department of Computer Science and Engineering professor, Ram Dantu, was named DCEO’s Dallas 500 list for the third year in a row.

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Room for Growth

Room for Growth

With AI, learning technologies professors create digital space for K-12 teachers to increase efficacy, equity and diversity in the K-12 environment.

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Understanding Dynamic and Multilayer Networks

Understanding Dynamic and Multilayer Networks

Sanjukta Bhowmick has received three new grants for her work in dynamic networks and multilayer networks to solve today’s modern problems.

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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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Epigenetics, Global Warming and Cultural Exchange

Epigenetics, Global Warming and Cultural Exchange

Warren Burggren and Pamela Padilla are exploring a poorly understood field called epigenetics, the study of how the expression of genetic traits can be altered without change to the DNA itself.

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