Shape memory alloy technology leads to energy-efficient CubeSat

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A team of College of Engineering seniors have created an energy efficient system for controlling solar panels on CubeSats using a nickel-titanium shape memory alloy.

Their design beat out teams from nine other universities to take first place at the CASMART 3rd Student Design Challenge in Germany. The international engineering competition for undergrad and graduate students asked teams to create innovative technologies using shape memory alloy. Learn more.

Computer Science and Engineering ranks 16th in nation for enrolling, graduating women

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The UNT College of Engineering was recently ranked 16th nation-wide and second in Texas by The Chronicle of Higher Education for enrolling and graduating women in computer science.

The Chronicle’s “Which Colleges are Best and Worst at Enrolling and Graduating Women in Computer Science and Engineering?” list recognizes the efforts made by public institutions who have sought to increase female enrollment and graduation within the two fields. For the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, 24.8 percent of their graduating students were female in 2016-2017, a 4.8 percent increase in female representation since 2009-2010. Nation-wide, only 18 percent of computer scientists and engineers are women. Learn more.

Grads get jobs at Lockheed Martin

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All mechanical and energy engineering students, Christina Rapert, Yousef Akil and Stephanie Lopez will kick off their bright careers in engineering with one of the world’s foremost defense companies: Lockheed Martin.

Rapert will be at Lockheed working with F35 weapons integration. It’s a fitting job for a plane enthusiast who’d already completed two other internships with the company.

Akil, who’s also at the Fort Worth site, will work as a quality engineer, ensuring there aren’t any design or mechanical issues with the F35 jets. And Lopez will work at Lockheed’s Grand Prairie site as a manufacturing engineer. Learn more.