At UNT, creativity is the engine that inspires us and drives our progress. With humble roots in education, a legacy in music and the arts and a growing prominence in research, we innovate and inspire, adding to the aesthetic and intellectual capital of the world.”
At the inaugural State of the University, President Smatresk gave a frank assessment of UNT and unveiled the top priorities UNT will tackle this year. He also outlined how UNT will evolve its focus throughout the next three years to ensure continued progress.
UNT's College of Engineering leads the way in innovative programs and research in surface engineering and green technologies. It 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 in the U.S. specializing in energy applications in mechanical engineering. The first students will begin in spring 2015.
At only 16, Aditya Vaidya is swatting away the competition as a future researcher. With the help of Armin Mikler, professor of computer science and engineering, the first-year student in UNT's TAMS created a computer model that uses climate change data to predict mosquito populations. His research, which he presented at an international conference, could help cities better manage mosquito-borne illness outbreaks.