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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."

UNT researchers receive $327,000 NSF grant to study disaster preparedness of Native American communities

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Two University of North Texas researchers have received a $327,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study disaster preparedness among Native American communities -- a historically underrepresented population in the field of emergency preparedness researc

UNT Alumnus earns first Advanced Sustainability Certificate

DENTON, TX – UNT Sustainability presented the first Advanced Sustainability Certificate to UNT Alumnus, Juan Pagoada (’14), on Thursday, August 21. Pagoada completed over 30 hours in the Sustainability Leadership Program to earn his certification.

“I had the pleasure of teaching Juan during his time at UNT and am honored to award our first Advanced Sustainability Certificate to such a deserving former student,” Dr. Todd Spinks, UNT Sustainability Director, said. “His commitment to sustainability is evident, and I look forward to seeing him grow as a sustainability professional.”