Your support will help us initiate new activities under PTI noted below, and expand upon our on-going initiatives that are currently being conducted on a small scale. Through your support tangible outcomes will be possible in promoting research, growth and training opportunities for our students, scientists and faculty, as highlighted below.
- To provide fellowships to promising, local-area undergraduate students who are US citizens to incentivize higher education and more advanced degrees in the STEM fields. This will have a strong impact on the local community with one important reason for this being that the STEM fields are often higher paying compared to the non-STEM disciplines, as has been reported by numerous prior studies conducted through the National Academies and the US Department of Commerce.
- To recruit high-quality Ph.D. students that are at the heart of any Tier I research university and providing them with supplemental fellowships to incentivize these bright students to join UNT instead of a competing school and pursue research under PACCAR-affiliated faculty.
- To provide support mechanisms and encouragement to continuing PACCAR-affiliated students who are conducting exceptional research through recognition awards.
- To provide seed grants to small teams of PACCAR-affiliated faculty to pursue research on important interdisciplinary areas that have a societal impact.
- To provide research assistantships for highly promising in-coming students who are interested in joining a research group with the PACCAR affiliation and are co-advised by multiple PACCAR-affiliated faculty for promoting interdisciplinary, collaborative research.
- To provide support to young scientists at the postdoctoral-level that can further advance the caliber of research conducted under PTI at UNT.
- To support more outreach events and technical workshops that can have a local impact on the Denton community to enable future growth opportunities.
Please contact PTI Director, Prof. Anupama Kaul (Anupama.Kaul@unt.edu) and College of Engineering Senior Director of Development, Mr. Angus McColl (Angus.McColl@unt.edu), if you are interested in supporting and engaging with the PTI in any of the initiatives noted above, or discussing other avenues to work with the PTI.