Posts Written by Vanessa Kirk



Think Pink! Cancer Researchers Give Gift of Insight

October 6, 2016
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You may have noticed that Fall has finally arrived and department stores are gearing up with the type of seasonal items that are synonymous with giving. Whether it’s trick-or-treat candy, Thanksgiving cornucopias, or holiday decorations, it’s also worth noting that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and three leading researchers… read more




Q&A with ATEC Educator and Game Lab Creator

September 6, 2016
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If you’ve ever wondered who the first ever Ph.D. graduate from UT Dallas’ School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication (ATEC) is, the answer is faculty member Dr. Monica Evans. Since graduating in 2007, her contributions in developing the game studies program on campus has played a part in the success of UT Dallas’ top… read more


Joe Burnett and the Next Generation of Materials Science

August 30, 2016
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Helping shape his generations knowledge of materials science is Joe Burnett, a Senior physics student in the school of Natural Science and Mathematics and a member of Dr. Julia Chan’s Solid State Laboratory Team. Concurrently earning his MS in Mathematics, Joe uses main group elements, rare earth metals, and transition metals (chromium,… read more


Q&A with AVS Chair, Process Engineer, & Neuroscientist

August 23, 2016
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A doctoral student in the School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics at UT Dallas, Audrey Hammack’s research with Dr. Bruce Gnade is shedding light on neural networks in the brain. With an internship at Qorvo, her current project with microelectrode arrays (MEAs) aims to answer questions that can potentially assist patients with brain… read more



Three NSF Winners Recognized for Outstanding Research

June 16, 2016
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In recent UT Dallas news, researchers Melanie Maurer, Arden Wells, and Maria Castaneda have made headlines, each securing a coveted Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF fellowship program aims to promote exceptional graduate students who are pursuing research-driven master’s and doctoral degrees in… read more