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DARPA Young Faculty Award

November 1, 2016
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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award (YFA) is designed to give researchers a good look at the challenges and needs of the Department of Defense (DoD) and national security as a whole. The purpose, like the other young faculty programs, is to give researchers the opportunity to build relationships and… 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



Outreach: Bringing Order to the List

September 20, 2016
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I suspect this conversation happens regularly: Grant proposal writer: I am writing a grant and I have to write an outreach section. Any tips on what I should put in? Writer’s colleague: You do a ton with the camps and departmental programming, so just list all of the stuff you do over the summer, and… 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


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


Visiting A Program Director This Fall? Your Texas Driver’s License May Not Be Enough Identification.

August 16, 2016
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Starting on October 10, 2016, federal agencies will not accept Texas driver’s licenses to access their offices. So, you are going to visit a program director’s office, military base, or federal lab this fall, you will need another form of identification to gain access. This is because October 10, 2016 is the day Texas falls… read more


Young Investigator Programs for Early Career Researchers

August 10, 2016
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As most people will tell you, relationships are key to getting Department of Defense (DoD) funding. So, how do you build these relationships when you are new to research, funding, and your entire career? It turns out, the DoD has something to help in the form of their early career research program known as a… read more


The Importance of Simple Writing

August 2, 2016
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I had one of my favorite conversations recently. A faculty member walked up to me and said he had recently landed a grant from a new (to him) sponsor, in part, he believed because he had worked so hard on his writing. “Too often, you think that the scientific value will speak for itself even… read more