Creating Power

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  • New shelters are the cat’s meow. UNT’s structural maintenance department and the UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group are recycling scrapped materials to build waterproof, durable cat shelters with feeding stations. They’ll construct 23 shelters, expected to last 10 to 15 years, as the rescue group follows the humane “trap, neuter and return” philosophy for managing the feral cat population on campus. Since 1998, 258 cats have been helped.
  • Girl brain power! The College of Engineering’s Summer Robocamp for Girls won the Metroplex Tech Titan of the Future-University Level award. Now in its sixth year, the free summer camps for high school girls hosted at UNT’s Discovery Park features hands-on activities and experiments in robotics, engineering design, critical thinking and computer programming.
  • Burn calories, churn electricity. The Pohl Recreation Center, one of the largest human power plants in the country, is feeding electricity into its power grid from the kinetic energy that is being produced by users exercising on the 36 Precor elliptical machines. One machine during a 30-minute workout produces 50 watt hours of clean, carbon-free electricity. 

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