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August 2nd, 2016

The Importance of Simple Writing

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

July 28th, 2016

The Importance of Logistics

On the advice of several good friends, I started The Flash, a show about the DC Comics superhero by that name. My friends were right; it is a fun show. But, I want to reflect on one thing about the show’s first season that made me crazy and how you can make sure you don’t …read more

July 13th, 2016

Federal Funding Opportunities for New and Young Faculty

A quick search of research opportunities for new faculty/investigators in the grant searching database Pivot yielded 6,544 results. That is a lot of opportunities and they vary in sponsor types (federal government, private institutions, and professional societies), areas of research, and practically every other area in which they can vary. So, the good news is …read more

June 16th, 2016

Three NSF Winners Recognized for Outstanding Research

In recent UT Dallas news, researchers Melanie Maurer, Arden Wells, and Maria Castaneda have made headlines, each securing a coveted Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF fellowship program aims to promote exceptional graduate students who are pursuing research-driven master’s and doctoral degrees in STEM fields. This prestigious award provides three years …read more

June 2nd, 2016

Bioengineering and Sciences Building Dedication

On May 25th, the University hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication to celebrate the opening of the Bioengineering and Sciences Building (BSB). The building, built by The Beck Group and designed by ZGF Architects, is the largest academic building on campus at 220,000 square feet and connects to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Laboratory (NSERL). Attendees headed …read more

May 17th, 2016

Limited Submissions Due this Summer

Below are some of the limited submissions with internal deadlines in late May into early August. 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 …read more

May 12th, 2016

Apply for The Exley and UGRA

Hey undergrads! Congratulations on completing one more semester at UTD! Now that class projects are submitted and final exams concluded, it’s time to dive into summer. As you plan your best summer yet, consider participating in the two program opportunities specifically for undergraduates. They can help expand your research career goals and add value to …read more

April 28th, 2016

The Finals: 2016 Undergraduate Research Poster Contest

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 advisor: Jie Zhang) Hans Chiwuike Ajieren: Insertion Devices for Self-Coiling Implants (faculty …read more