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Pulling the Red Lever: Writing in Layperson’s Terms

December 8, 2015
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Summarizing your research in layperson’s terms is a critical skill to get funding. It is also a requirement of nearly all grant applications.  Funding organizations will ask you to summarize your work for the people they answer to, which means you need to be able to explain to Congress (or perhaps a Board of Directors… read more



Biological Networks

November 10, 2015
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A team of bioengineers from the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science have made new insights on the properties of biological networks. Read the full article on the UT Dallas News… read more




#Being13 with Social Media

October 13, 2015
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Dr. Marion Underwood, dean of graduate studies and professor of psychological sciences, helped contribute to a study about cyber aggression and the effects on teens for CNN’s special #Being13 that aired last Monday. Read the full article on the UT Dallas News Center. Photo by R. Gabe… read more



Limited Submissions: Upcoming Deadlines

September 22, 2015
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This fall, we have several popular limited submission deadlines, including the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI). To be considered for these opportunities, please send a letter of intent to Beth Keithly or Alexandra Ferraris by the Letter of Intent (LOI) (internal deadline). The LOI for any internal… read more


Electrically Conducting Fibers

September 15, 2015
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Carbon nanotubes are wrapped around these rubber cores located in the lab of Dr. Ray Baughman, director of the MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute to create stretchy electrically-conducting fibers. Read the full article on the UT Dallas News Center. Photo by Roxanne… read more


Why are Budget Justifications Important?

September 8, 2015
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Budget justifications are like recipes – if it’s your recipe, you know it by heart and don’t need instructions to make it – but if your friend would like to prepare it, they need to know all of the details. Like your friend trying to make the recipe, reviewers need those details in order to… read more