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CAREER: Shape Memory Polymers as Biomaterial

Description: Data management plan for the grant, "CAREER: Shape Memory Polymers as Biomaterial." This CAREER projectaimsto elucidate the underlying mechanism of the plasticization-induced shape memory effect of thiol-enebased polymers. The model application for this material will be a heat shrink tubing that can shrink at bodily conditions (37° C and simulated body fluids) and can be used to seal colonic anastomosis. The specific three aims are to (1) Systematically investigate the effect of crosslink-density and chain extender length on theplasticization-induced shape memory effect of thiol-enebased polymers. Mechanical and thermomechanical measurements inside simulated body fluids will be used to assess shape memory properties and structure-property relationships. (2) Understand the relationship between material thickness, degree of shape-programming, and radial recovery forces of tube-shaped SMPs to determine optimal design parameters for sufficient shape recovery using the heat shrink tube model. (3) Demonstrate the functionality of a biomedical heat shrink tube that utilizes the plasticization-induced shape recovery through an ex vivo colon anastomosis model and quantify mechanical and sealing properties.
Date: 2023-02-01/2028-01-31
Creator: Ecker, Melanie
Partner: UNT College of Engineering
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A Chat with ChatGPT: How will AI and GPT impact scholarly publishing?

Description: Working paper exploring ChatGPT. It begins with an introduction to ChatGPT and then proceeds into a transcript of a conversation with the platform about it and related AI technologies’ impact on the future of scholarly publishing, before concluding with some discussion on the further implications.
Date: January 2023
Creator: Lund, Brady, 1994-
Partner: UNT College of Information
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CPS: Medium: Integrating sensors, controls, and ecotoxicology with decoupled aquaponics using brackish groundwater and desalination concentrate for sustainable food production

Description: Data management plan for the grant, "CPS: Medium: Integrating sensors, controls, and ecotoxicology with decoupled aquaponics using brackish groundwater and desalination concentrate for sustainable food production." This project aims to develop a cyber-physical system (CPS) testbed of integrated sensors, controls, machine learning, and ecotoxicology tools to engineer sustainable food production systems based on aquaculture using brackish water. The testbed includes an automated recirculating aquaculture system integrated with a real-time ecotoxicology system, implementing the system using desalination concentrate to demonstrate that brackish groundwater desalination costs can be offset by using its byproducts for profitable food production. This project will engage students of the local communities in three major ways: developing an exhibit and activity emphasizing interdisciplinary CPS research conducted during the academic year, offering summer research experiences to students from underrepresented groups, and participating in STEM outreach events targeting underrepresented groups.
Date: 2023-01-01/2025-12-31
Creator: Acevedo, Miguel F.
Partner: UNT College of Engineering
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An Ethnic Spring in the Food Desert? How State Policy Affects Food Environments and Business Entrepreneurships

Description: Data management plan for the grant, "An Ethnic Spring in the Food Desert? How State Policy Affects Food Environments and Business Entrepreneurships." In food system research, the reduced quality of one's food environment (the combination of food security and food access) is a direct symptom of social, political, and economic disparities. Our research has three primary objectives: Aim 1: To determine the role of state policy in the food environment of immigrant communities and communities of color in the United States, Aim 2: To dissect how state and local policies affect the participation of these communities in the U.S. food system, local food environments, and food business ownership, and Aim 3: To explain the current role and the future role of local policy in the food environment of immigrant communities and communities of color in the United States.
Date: 2023-01-01/2025-12-31
Creator: Silva, Andrea
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
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Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Assistive Technology Services

Description: This article is an introduction to the special issue Assistive Technology Services During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic, which was created to provide a historical record of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the provision of assistive technology services in schools.
Date: Winter 2022
Creator: Edyburn, Dave & Howard, Erin L.
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Fueling Resilience: A risk-based comparison of post-fire programs and recovery outcomes in Northern California

Description: Data management plan for the grant, "Fueling Resilience: A risk-based comparison of post-fire programs and recovery outcomes in Northern California." This study investigates post-wildfire recovery programs and outcomes in two neighboring, but vastly different counties in Northern California (Lake and Sonoma counties), which have experienced wildfire losses nearly every year since 2015. Working with community leaders and local governments, this study 1) documents the method, timing, and spatial extent of wildfire risk reduction efforts and recovery and 2) determines how these risk reduction efforts resulted from resources and programs available to communities. Next, the study offers a comprehensive post-wildfire examination of how wildfire recovery changes future wildfire exposure and sensitivity through 3) stochastic modeling of the potential risk reduction outcomes of recovery efforts. Finally, the study draws together model results and community perspectives to 4) identify transferable best practices for enhancing social-ecological resilience to wildfire.
Date: 2022-12-15/2025-09-02
Creator: Schumann, Ronald L., III
Partner: UNT College of Health and Public Service
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Creating a Sustainable Professional Development Program

Description: Article describing a professional development program for academic librarians at a large research university that has been operating continuously for eight years. Multiple components of the program and their related practices and procedures contribute to its longevity and continuing relevance for librarians.
Date: December 8, 2022
Creator: O'Toole, Erin; Sassen, Catherine; Willis, Shannon; Guerrero, Steven & Berg, Jeremy
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Collaborative Research: CyberTraining: Pilot: Research Workforce Development for Deep Learning Systems in Advanced GPU Cyberinfrastructure

Description: Data management plan for the grant, "Collaborative Research: CyberTraining: Pilot: Research Workforce Development for Deep Learning Systems in Advanced GPU Cyberinfrastructure." This project aims to develop a novel set of interactive training materials, including hands-on lecture modules, invited research talks from renowned researchers, and an interdisciplinary collaborative project in an intensive workshop, integrating a wide variety of advanced and inter-connected techniques employed by research workforce for deep learning (DL) systems in advanced GPU cyberinfrastructure (CI). Specifically, this project focuses on training seniors, graduate students, and researchers on how advanced GPU CI can be efficiently utilized and improved to enable high-performance DL systems for data-intensive DL applications in geoscience (GS) and computer science and engineering (CSE) research. The goal is to foster future CI users and contributors to adopt, develop, and improve advanced GPU CI for DL systems in their research.
Date: 2022-12-01/2024-11-30
Creator: Shu, Tong
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

Access Services 2.0 through Employee-Directed Planning

Description: Presentation discusses utilizing participatory leadership techniques such as circle practice and World Cafe´ to enhance employee involvement in organizational planning. Access Services employees were empowered to participate in setting goals, future planning, and restructuring the department. The details of the process, lessons learned, and challenges will be shared. It was presented at the 2022 Access Services Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia.
Date: November 16, 2022
Creator: Keshmiripour, Setareh & Knox, Briana
Partner: UNT Libraries

Filling the Gap: A Focus on Accessibility and Curriculum in Equipment Lending

Description: Presentation discussing the steps taken to create a new circulating collection of equipment items, from needs assessment and item selection to circulation and promotion. Best practices for cataloging, circulation, and item storage will be discussed. Presenters share a LibGuide created to enhance the discoverability of the collection and discuss decisions made about content and format. The presenters also highlight project successes, as well as some of the challenges faced and lessons learned. It was presented at the 2022 Access Services Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia.
Date: November 16, 2022
Creator: Knox, Briana & Akers, Emily
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Dysphoric History: A Trans/Historical Approach

Description: Video recording of a presentation by Dr. Gabrielle M.W. Bychowski which unpacks how dysphoria has been an organizing pattern within trans literature since the premodern period, predating the adoption of the term within the modern medical sciences, and she emphasizes the need for critical trans literary and historical theory to better identify and analyze trans history and narratives that have been silenced in archives. The event was organized for LGBTQ History Month and held virtually on November 14, 2022.
Date: November 14, 2022
Duration: 1 hour 21 minutes 57 seconds
Creator: Bychowski, Gabrielle
Partner: University of North Texas
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