MEE News

September 2014

UNT MEE and the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at Korea University (KU) have started an exchange program for undergraduate students from Fall 2014. The objective of this program is to provide global leaders at both institutions in today’s interconnected world.

August 2014

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

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May 2014

Our undergraduate student, Colin Loeffler, has been selected by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to participate the 2014 Air Force Summer Scholar Program. During this 8-week internship program, Colin will work closely with scientists and engineers at Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin AFB to develop advanced impact characterization facilities as well as to use these facilities to conduct experiments on materials of interests to the Air Force. Colin Loeffler is currently graduating from MEE undergraduate program and is admitted to our graduate program as Master’s student.

May 2014

Our graduate student, Ms. Ying Qiu, has won the 4 place at the American Society for Metals (ASM) Student Symposium held at UT Arlington last week. Ying is currently a Ph.D candidate under MEE-MTSE track co-advised by Dr. Xu Nie and Dr. Marcus Young in MTSE department.


March 2014

The Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering received from Bill Diecks, the renamed South Texas Section Society of Plastics Engineering $25000 scholarship. The scholarship will henceforth be named in memory of Don Whitenhafer. Don Whitenhafer was instrumental in educating a large population of professionals on vinyl plastics. One of them was MEE’s Nandika Anne D’Souza who received her international dissertation award from him.

March 2014

On its website, KXAS-TV Dallas (TX)  Dallas (3/26, Scott) reports officials in the University of North Texas’s College of Engineering held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the PACCAR Technology Institute Labs on Tuesday.

March 2014

MEE Celebrates in the Staff Appreciation Week! Faculty thank MEE staff for their valuable contributions these years (with cards, cake and lots of laughter)!

February 2014
Students touring Bi-Pedal Robotics Lab at TAMU

Holly Gage, Michael Stoddard and Chris Vorgert returned from the Pi Tau Sigma Convention in College Station, Texas Feb 21-23, 2014. As they write “Friday evening at the convention, there were three group sessions about running the convention, organization practices, and information on A&M graduate school. On Saturday morning, we were inducted into Pi Tau Sigma during the breakfast assembly. Later we attended the Plenary session to vote for the officers and budget updates.