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UNT SCI and Sanger ISD Announce Partnership

DENTON, TX – UNT’s Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI) and Sanger Independent School District (SISD) have announced a partnership aimed at implementing SCI’s Excellence in Curricula and Experiential Learning (EXCEL) program.
EXCEL is a PK-12 college and career preparedness program that enhances a school district’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 5 (HB 5). EXCEL programs and activities that will be offered in Sanger ISD are focused on staff professional development, curricula enhancement, experiential learning, and employer engagement.

UNT Sustainability Intern Takes Honey Business to Local Market

DENTON, TX – Most high school summer jobs involve fast food, merchandise, swimming pools, or babysitting, but that’s not the case for Jarod Hoover, a student at Weatherford High School in Weatherford, Texas. Instead, he’s spent the summer before his junior year building his own business.

Hoover owns and runs Hoover Honey, a beekeeping and honey business, with the help of his grandfather. After reading news reports on declining bee populations around the country, he started the business with no prior knowledge of beekeeping.

"I heard that bees were dying out and I wanted to help," Hoover said. "Since then it’s grown bigger and I decided to turn it into a business."

UNT biology student earns prestigious U.S. EPA research fellowship

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Alexis Wormington, a University of North Texas junior studying biology, has received a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Greater Research Opportunities undergraduate fellowship to further her research on how titanium dioxide nanoparticles affect aquatic ecosystems.

"Titanium dioxide can be found in sunscreens, cosmetics, paints and a number of everyday products," Wormington said. "I'm interested in finding out how sunlight and various concentrations of ultraviolet radiation change the toxicity of these nanoparticles in aquatic ecosystems."