College of Engineering (Engineering)

Veterans, UNT Engineers Build Future Army Tech
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Thu, Feb 23, 2017 - 6:18pm

By Brian Scott

Army veterans Jeremy Artman and Nathan Derrick are now using their skills as engineering students at the University of North Texas to help design the next generation of tactical shelters for the U.S. Army.

Their team at UNT, along with teams from Northeastern University and the University of Southern Mississippi, has been granted $2.6 million by the U.S. Army to work on the project.

Artman, who served during the Iraq War, remembers the tactical shelters well. They used the structures for medical bays...

Star Wars Rogue One: What’s Real Science & What’s Fiction?
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Thu, Dec 15, 2016 - 5:56pm

By Ken Molestina

DENTON (CBSDFW.COM) — A University of North Texas professor is using all the excitement surrounding the premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to analyze what could be real in the movie and what is absolutely fiction.

James Bruaer, a self-proclaimed life-long Star Wars fan say engineering principles that he teaches could explain what kinds of elements from the movie could become reality.

When asked what could immediately be written of as fiction he said, “The death star.”

According to him there is no way the Death Star could ever...

Winners of 2015 International Student Competition on Cold-Formed Steel Design are Announced
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Thu, Jan 14, 2016 - 8:00am

The top three winners of the 2015 International Student Competition on Cold-Formed Steel Design were announced today, with winners from Tongji University and the University of Waterloo.

The International Student Competition on Cold-Formed Steel Design promotes higher education in cold-formed steel structural design and encourages students to use creative thinking skills to solve engineering problems.

Co-sponsors for the 2015 competition included the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI), the ...

Two times to clear the air
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Fri, Jan 15, 2016 - 11:19pm

by Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe

Two public meetings could prove pivotal to plans aimed at fixing Denton’s dismal air quality.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is hosting a public hearing Thursday evening in Arlington on its latest plan to clean North Texas air. Federal law requires the agency to get public input on the plan before adopting it. TCEQ is expected to adopt the plan in June.

A week from today, Denton Municipal Electric is hosting a question-and-answer session for the public on its plan to walk away from coal-fired power. The city-owned utility proposes to build two natural gas-powered plants...

Finding New Ways to Optimize Old Codes
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Mon, Jan 5, 2015 - 12:00pm

by Miki Nolin

Programming applications to run on future exascale systems offer a challenge. The concern is whether users will be able to extract enough parallelism from their existing programs to take advantage of the new computational power that will come with these larger supercomputers.

Fortunately for users at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF)—a USDepartment of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)—a...