3D-printed ventilator splitters for COVID-19 patients

3D printed ventilator splitter

UNT is using 3D printing technology to make ventilator splitters that will allow doctors to use a single ventilator to treat two patients.

In response to the possible need for more ventilators to treat critically ill COVID-19 patients, a team from UNT Engineering collaborated to adapt a design and manufacture ventilator splitters in the college’s digital manufacturing lab. Learn more.

UNT utilizes 3-D printing to produce face shields

3D printed face shields

At UNT, engineers and artists are working together to create face shields for faculty and students to use once laboratories on campus start to reopen.

The College of Visual Arts and Design and the College of Engineering are working together to produce transparent face shields. To do this, the hard plastic part that fits around the head is created using additive manufacturing techniques at both colleges. Then, CVAD specialists laser-cut transparent plastic for the shield front and assemble the final product. Learn more.

Answering industry's growing demand

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B.S. & M.S. in Cybersecurity

Starting in August, students can choose to earn either their bachelor’s or master’s degrees in cybersecurity from UNT’s College of Engineering. Both programs will emphasize skills such as critical thinking, creativity and problem solving in an active learning environment.

M.S. in Engineering Management

Another new offering from the College of Engineering will give students the knowledge and skills needed to advance their career and become pioneering leaders in the engineering field. This new program will focus on teaching students how to strategically manage people, projects, organizations and processes.

B.S. in Geographic Information Systems + Computer Science 

A new bachelor of science in geographic information systems + computer science debuting in Fall 2021 also will respond to a growing industry need and be a good fit for students looking to meld their interests in geography and computer science. Learn more.

Choi develops new way to diagnose cancer

Choi in lab with students

Doctors soon will have a new way to determine if a cell is cancerous by measuring its thermal properties, thanks to Tae-Youl Choi, a professor and associate chair in the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering.

Choi has developed a micropipette sensor technology that will allow for a quicker and more reliable diagnosis of cancerous or precancerous cells. Doctors also should be able to determine the boundary between cancerous and healthy tissue in real time during surgery rather than having to remove tissue from around a tumor for testing in a lab. Learn more.