Staff Sgt. Alex Viola, 2006 graduate of the College of Engineering

November 2013

Staff Sgt. Alex Viola, a 2006 graduate of the College of Engineering from Keller, died Nov. 17. Viola, 29, was stationed in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. He died when an improvised explosive device detonated. The U.S. Army Special Forces Command at Fort Bragg, N.C. reported...

UNT Engineering Professor Receives Prestigious NSF Grant to Research Gaps in Sustainability Knowledge

November 2013

Yong Tao, chair of UNT's Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, has received a prestigious National Science Foundation grant to identify gaps in sustainability knowledge and better understand human behavior related to sustainability. Tao received $652,846 as part of the National Science...

UNT Researcher Developing Location-based Social Media Search Function

November 2013

Yan Huang, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, is developing a location-based social media search function that will allow users to search for and find more information about events around them than ever before. Read more about Yan Huang and the research on...

UNT Computer Science and Engineering students earn awards at LeadingAge HackFest

November 2013

Five University of North Texas students, including three Computer Science and Engineering students, and business reaped awards at the first-ever LeadingAge HackFest Oct. 25 – 27 in Dallas for designing technological tools that can be used to improve the lives of older adults. First place — Global...