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UNT Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science student to present engineering research at international conference

Aditya Vaidya is conducting advanced engineering research at the University of North Texas that could help cities better manage mosquito-borne illness outbreaks. Vaidya is just 16-years-old.

Vaidya is a first-year student in UNT's Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, and will present his research at the annual Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Health Informatics in Newport Beach, Calif., on Sept. 23.

Company Turns to UNT Researchers to Study Harvesting Power of its new Wind Turbine

A Carrollton company is turning to researchers at the University of North Texas to examine its newest wind turbine, which it hopes can solve a difficult problem -- harvesting power when wind speeds are low.

If UNT researchers validate BE-Wind's design, it could overcome a barrier preventing wind turbines from being widely accepted by individual homeowners and within urban areas with dense populations.

UNT Drone Research Featured on NSF Website

At the Smart America Expo in June, Electrical Engineering researchers exhibited unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that are capable of creating Internet hotspots and restore communication after a disaster. This research was featured on July 29 on the National Science Foundation website

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Photo: Members from the 2014 Mean Green Racing team (right to left): Reed Greenwood, Jared Lemke, Michael Goodman and Justin Brown.

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 that was discovered by UNT Distinguished Research Professor Richard Dixon and Research Professor Fang Chen in 2012 and reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Design Your World – STEM Conference for Girls Held at Discovery Park

On March 29, girls in grades 6 through 12 conducted robotics and solar car experiments, learned to solve crimes, and met engineering professionals at the fourth annual Design Your World conference at the University of North Texas. The event is organized by the UNT Society of Women Engineers and Dallas Society of Women Engineers and hosted by UNT’s College of E

Drone Research at UNT Improves Communication after Disasters

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.

Researcher Suggests Alternative to the Black Box in Airplanes

Following the recent crash of Malaysian Airlines flight 370, Dr. Krishna Kavi, professor of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Director of the Net-Centric Software & Systems Center, has been interviewed about his “glass box” technology.

Students Invited to Enter International Cold-Formed Steel Competition

The 2014 International Student Competition on Cold-Formed Steel Design is seeking students who are ready to put their creative-thinking skills to the test and eager to learn new technologies.

Cold-formed steel refers to products made by rolling or pressing thin gauges of sheet steel into goods. Cold-formed steel has several advantages over other traditional construction materials in that it weighs less, costs less, is easier to transport and requires less labor. Dr.

New, High-tech Engineering Laboratories to Advance Research at UNT

Engineering researchers at the University of North Texas have new, cutting-edge equipment and laboratory spaces to discover new biomaterials and to test the latest in energy-efficient products.

The College of Engineering celebrated the opening of 30,000 square feet of state-of-the-art research laboratory and teaching space at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 25, 2014, at Discovery Park.

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