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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

April 26th, 2016

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

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 introduction is …read more

April 12th, 2016

Writing for Reviewers

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

April 11th, 2016

Q&A with Arden Wells, Future Geoscientist, Newest NSF Fellow

Arden Wells is a senior geoscience major in the School of Natural Sciences and Math at UT Dallas. A recent awardee of the 2016 National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP), Arden places among some of the nation’s top student researchers. It is one of the country’s oldest fellowship programs that enables students …read more

April 5th, 2016

Exhibition in Excellence in Undergraduate Research

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

March 28th, 2016

Q&A with a Materials Science Startup

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 Materials, and are now developing the technology …read more

March 17th, 2016

Romancing Tradition: Dr. Gans and the Future of Automation

The first roads didn’t belong to that of the Benz Patent-Motorwagen or Tin Lizzie – they belonged to the ships of ancient mariners. In the spirit of the ancient mariners, the world’s love story with transportation and technology continues to propel us through the ages. Moving from ocean to land, one modern vessel – the …read more

March 15th, 2016

Trust, but Verify: Effort Certification

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