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The Texas Legislature awarded UNT $10 million to accelerate activity at UNT's Center for Agile and Adaptive Additive Manufacturing where complex 3D objects, like those shown above, are developed with practically zero waste and cost savings to give Texas companies an advantage.

Dear alumni and friends,

UNT's efforts to develop one of the most advanced university research facilities in the nation for materials analysis paid off earlier this spring when the 86th Texas Legislature awarded $10 million to accelerate activity and research at our Center for Agile and Adaptive Additive Manufacturing.

Through the center, UNT is transforming manufacturing technologies to better develop complex 3D objects that create viable market-based solutions, impacting almost every industry from operating rooms to oil fields, all while producing practically zero waste and saving money that give Texas companies an advantage. I know UNT would not have received such positive funding without the support from Texas State Sen. Pat Fallon and State Rep. Lynn Stucky. They were among the devoted and dedicated elected officials that championed this research center and continued supporting higher education for Texans, young and old. We also owe thanks to the many alumni who participated in UNT Day at the Capitol and advocated for UNT's piece of legislative funding.

In this issue, you'll read about our UNT at Frisco building plans, the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference and the members of the 2019 North Texas Athletics Hall of Fame. Plus, we highlight a group of College of Engineering students who took first place at the international CASMART Student Design Challenge in Germany.

UNT Proud,
Neal Smatresk
President