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UNT Joins Initiative to Increase Diversity in Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) is proud to announce that the University of North Texas (UNT) is one of 15 universities in the United States to join a nationwide initiative to recruit more women and underrepresented minorities into the ranks of computer science majors and professionals.

NSF Website Features Research on Plant-based Building Materials

Over a three-year period, University of North Texas researchers developed and tested structured insulated panel building materials made from kenaf, a plant in the hibiscus family that is similar to bamboo. Kenaf fibers are an attractive prospect because they offer the same strength to weight ratio as glass fibers.

Lindsey Smith competes in World Field Archery Competition

Lindsey Smith, a junior, recently competed in Zagreb, Croatia as a member of team USA in the World Field Archery Competition. In addition to her passion of archery Lindsey is enrolled in the dual degree program where she is pursuing a degree in Math from TWU and Mechanical and Energy Engineering from UNT. The World Archery Competition is hosted in a different country every year, previously in France and next year in either Sweden, Poland or the United States. Archers from around the world compete in different styles and with different types of bows.

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

Mean Green Racing

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.

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