UNT announces 2017 Innovator Award winners

Submitted by wdc on Thu, 2017-11-02 10:46

A University of North Texas faculty member, a graduate student and an undergraduate student have been recognized as UNT's 2017 Innovator Award winners.
This is the second year the Office of Research and Innovation has recognized faculty and students for finding creative solutions to today's most pressing issues. The awards include cash awards or scholarships.

Astronomy expert to discuss amateur astronomer exoplanet observation techniques

Submitted by wdc on Tue, 2017-10-31 09:25

<p>New research has astronomers believing that most stars outside of the solar system have one or more planets orbiting them called extrasolar planets – or exoplanets – some of which could potentially harbor life. The Kepler space telescope has had great success in detecting exoplanets by measuring the dip in light of a planet’s host star as the planet passes in front of it. But, can a properly trained amateur astronomer also detect such transits? </p>

UNT, Texas Motor Speedway celebrate partnership with special unveiling on campus

Submitted by wdc on Tue, 2017-10-31 08:45

<p>NASCAR’s Austin Dillon will unveil 2018 Winter Olympics paint scheme ahead of Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 and take part in “Science of Speed” panel discussion with UNT students in honor of a new higher education partnership between the <a href="https://www.unt.edu/">University of North Texas</a> and <a href="http://www.texasmotorspeedway.com/">Texas Motor Speedway</a>.</p>

UNT graduate student’s ethereal work wins $20,000 grand prize from VSA Emerging Young Artists Competition

Submitted by wdc on Tue, 2017-10-31 07:50

<p>In the photograph “Insight,” the eye of University of North Texas graduate student Trinity Kai peers from a bundle of fabric, looking straight at the viewer. That photo represents many things to Kai. It touches upon her philosophy of life. It was shot from a lensless camera that she prefers for its craftsmanship. And it won her the $20,000 grand prize from the VSA Emerging Young Artists Competition, a contest devoted to people with disabilities.</p>

UNT faculty studying recovery of smaller Gulf Coast cities after Harvey

Submitted by wdc on Wed, 2017-10-25 11:23

<p>The research has initially focused on gathering places where residents of Aransas, Nueches and Refugio counties have found resources and emotional support as their communities recover from Harvey's destruction.</p>
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