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The Finals: 2016 Undergraduate Research Poster Contest

April 28, 2016
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Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Undergraduate Research Poster Contest: Sheridan Helen Cavalier: Abnormal Synaptic Protein Expression in the VPA-Rat Model of Autism Following Fear Extension Training (faculty advisor: Dr. Christa McIntyre) Anthony Quang Dao: Cell-permeable and Nuclear-targeting Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles (faculty… read more


Hello, I’d Like Some Funding: Writing Your Grant Introduction

April 26, 2016
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Hello, I’d Like Some Funding: Writing Your Grant Introduction You’ve heard the expression, “You do not get a second chance to make a first impression.” The same thing is absolutely true for proposal writing. Getting the project description introduction right is key to keeping your readers’ attention. The trick to writing a good… read more


Writing for Reviewers

April 12, 2016
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Grant proposal writing can be an intimating undertaking. You take a piece of your life’s work, attach a price tag to it, and send it to strangers to judge. But thinking about it that way negates the fact that you need money to do your life’s work, and those strangers have some to give. So… read more



Exhibition in Excellence in Undergraduate Research

April 5, 2016
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Ah, spring, when all thoughts turn to celebrating undergraduate research. What? Yours don’t? Well, that is certainly where my thoughts turn. And a wonderful time of the year it is. Undergraduate Research Week is the week of April 11 this year, and not just on our campus, but nationally, as selected by Council of Undergraduate… read more


Q&A with a Materials Science Startup

March 28, 2016
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Upon earning their Ph.D.’s in Materials Science and Engineering from UT Dallas, David Arreaga and Adrian Avendano seized the opportunity to enter the rapidly growing flexible electronics industry they had come to know having worked at the university’s Advanced Polymer Research Lab. In 2014, they established their startup company, Ares… read more



Trust, but Verify: Effort Certification

March 15, 2016
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As anyone with a grant will tell you (whether you ask or not), there are a lot of reporting requirements, and it makes sense why. Someone has given you money and probably never sees you, so keeping up on how you are spending that money requires trust as well as some verification. One of those… read more


Limited Submissions Due in March and April

March 7, 2016
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Below are some of the limited submissions with internal deadlines in March and April. To be considered for these opportunities, please send a letter of intent (LOI) to Beth Keithly by the Internal deadline. The LOI for any internal limited submission needs to be a one page document (it may be a bit longer or shorter,… read more


Spin It

March 1, 2016
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Recently, I got to speak at my son’s elementary school’s Career Day. I did it the year before and had a great time, so I signed up again. The format is pretty consistent. I got a few minutes per class to tell them about my career path, focusing heavily on my education, and then what… read more