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October 27th, 2015

Professors Receive Young Investigator Awards

Dr. Yonas Tadesse (pictured) and Dr. Majid Minary have recently been named recipients in the 2015 Young Investigator Program to further their vision in research. Read the full article on the UT Dallas News Center. Photo by Randy Anderson

October 20th, 2015

Solicit and Acquire: NSF’s Major Research Instrumentation Program

Taken directly from the National Science Foundation (NSF) solicitation: “The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in the nation’s institutions of higher education, not-for-profit museums, science centers and scientific/engineering research organizations. The Program provides organizations with opportunities to acquire major instrumentation …read more

October 13th, 2015

#Being13 with Social Media

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 Cavazos

September 29th, 2015

Clark Summer Research Program

Biology major Sivesh Balaji presents his research for the Clark Summer Research Program to mentor Dr. Theodore Price (left). Read the full article on the UT Dallas News Center. Photo by Roxanne Minnish

September 22nd, 2015

Limited Submissions: Upcoming Deadlines

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 limited submission needs to be …read more

September 15th, 2015

Electrically Conducting Fibers

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 Minnish

September 8th, 2015

Why are Budget Justifications Important?

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

September 1st, 2015

Balancing Details in Your Grant Proposal

“The devil,” the expression goes, “is in the details.” When writing a grant, that is especially true because details in a grant proposal show that you have thought about your project, which is what the reviewers want. However, when you only have a few pages and a lot of ground to cover, getting too detailed, …read more

August 31st, 2015

Get Excited About Your Research and Show It

While it is probably just a coincidence, over the past two weeks, I have heard talks and interviews with several people from the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute including Jill Tarter’s TED Talk. SETI has been looking for signs of intelligent life in the cosmos since 1984 with no success. Despite this, they keep …read more