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Dr. Nandika D'Souza, Regents Professor of Mechanical and Energy Engineering and College of Engineering associate dean of undergraduate studies, has been named the 2015 Society of Women Engineers Distinguished Engineering Educator. The award is presented to educators who make significant contributions to the engineering field.
A team of UNT Mechanical and Energy Engineering students were selected as one of the top three winners from the North American Region (USA and Canada) in the 2015 International Student Safety Technology Design Competition.
Students in the Construction Engineering Technology (CNET) program at the University of North Texas (UNT) take an entry level set of courses that gives them hands-on experience in "real-world" building. For the past two semesters, students had the opportunity to work on two model buildings that will allow researchers to study energy efficiency in buildings.
The College of Engineering proudly announces that three faculty members have been honored by the university for their achievements in teaching, research, and service.
The College of Engineering now offers a Ph.D. in mechanical and energy engineering, the first degree of its kind in Texas and one of the only doctoral programs specializing in energy applications in the field of Mechanical Engineering in the United States. The degree program's first students will begin in Spring 2015.
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.
Karen 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.
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.