National Science Foundation (NSF)Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) program was established to develop long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The centers are catalyzed by a small investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and are primarily supported by industry center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in the development and evolution of the center.
MEE’s Senior Design program is the culmination of the undergraduate MEE degree program where seniors are able to apply their engineering knowledge and showcase their abilities through the completion of challenging, real-world design problems. The program is made up of a two-semester course sequence.
University of North Texas graduate students Joseph Koruth and Carlos Pena-Sanchez demonstrated the strength of UNT's energy engineering program beating out students from the world's top schools at the Winnovation case competition in Aarhus, Denmark.
With unique facilities and the Dallas-Fort Worth area offering the nation's sixth largest economy, the University of North Texas is an attractive partner for collaborations with industry. Add the university's engineering expertise, and 2011 brought UNT two new National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center sites in addition to its existing I/UCRC. The NSF oversees about 60 of the prestigious centers across the country.
The completion of the Zero Energy Research Laboratory at the University of North Texas will give students and researchers the tools to study the next generations of sustainable and renewable energy technologies.