Posts Written by Vanessa Kirk

Applying for a Grant? This Research Might Change Your Approach

January 9, 2018
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If you’ve applied for federal funding for your research, you know the importance of understanding your sponsor’s goals, writing clearly and concisely, and paying close attention to deadlines. Yet, a well-prepared proposal doesn’t guarantee you’ll receive funding. According to researchers Ted and Courtney von Hippel’s article, “To Apply… read more


‘A Market for Change’: Art and the Workplace

December 12, 2017
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I’ve heard it said that art is a time traveler. It’s true. Art leaps through history and across continents, through reality and the surreal, moving faster than any car or flight. It’s a time traveler who allows us to sit at its windows and visit destinations that awaken, challenge, and inspire. Yet, to call Dr.… read more


Descendants of the Old Forest

October 17, 2017
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The son of peanut farmers, Dr. Anthony Cummings, assistant professor in the geospatial information sciences program at UT Dallas, walked the forests of Guyana, South America as a boy. In the tropics of the Caribbean, he learned to use a bow and arrow, and entertained the dream of becoming a professional cricketer. While he pursued… read more




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