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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


10 Books You Ought to Read

February 23, 2016
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I don’t think it will come as a particular shock to anyone that I refer to books when I need to learn something new or increase my current pool of knowledge. As a result, I have quite a collection of books about all kinds of things, and a lot of them are on writing and… read more


Q&A: Zika Virus – Insight From An Epidemic Expert

February 10, 2016
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Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) gathered in Geneva, Switzerland to declare an international public health emergency over the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The response comes after an alarming number of cases were being reported across Latin America, including a worrying number of infants being born with abnormally small brains and… read more


Proposal Writing Tips for Non-Native English Speakers

February 2, 2016
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Proposals often require specialized language, providing a special challenge for non-native English speakers even though they may be very proficient in English. Because grammatical errors and awkward phrasing can distract reviewers from the content of the proposal, PIs should make every effort to avoid these mistakes. Below are a few mistakes that… read more


Upcoming Due Dates for Limited Submissions

January 19, 2016
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Below are some of the limited submissions with internal deadlines in February and March. 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


Q&A: Thoughts on New Elements Added to Periodic Table

January 12, 2016
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Last week, it was announced that four new elements would be added to the periodic table, a collaboration from researchers in Russia, Japan and the U.S. Elements 113, 115, 117, and 118, which will complete the seventh row, are superheavy elements, that have an atomic number greater than 104. UT Dallas Vice President for Research, Dr.… read more