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Registration closing soon for RCR workshop!
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An interdisciplinary research team from communications, anthropology, and political science will study Russian disinformation campaigns in three former Soviet republics as part of a $1.6 million Minerva research grant awarded through the United States Department of Defense.
Learn more about the study

Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop

The deadline to register is approaching for the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) awareness workshop on May 14, 2019, in the Toyota Auditorium at the Howard H. Baker Jr Center for Public Policy. Several funding agencies require mandatory training in RCR. This workshop will help meet these mandatory requirements. Lunch will be provided.

ORE to Host Air Force Life Cycle Management Director

Amanda Gentry is the Director of Engineering, Program Development & Integration Directorate, at Air Force Life Cycle Management. She will present on Air Force Science and technology directions, based on her recent assignment at USAF headquarters, as well as the activities and needs of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. The workshop will be held Wednesday, May 8, at 8:15 a.m. in 500 John D. Tickle Building. 
moon landing
Molly McCanta, Earth and Planetary Sciences, will analyze rock samples collected by the Apollo 17 mission, which landed on the moon in 1972. Analysis of the samples could help establish if there is water under the moon’s surface. The research project is one of the many ways NASA is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.
Posters at the hill
Alexander Tripp, a junior majoring in political science, travelled to Washington, DC, to present his undergraduate research project at the 23rd annual Posters on the Hill. Since 2015, five students from UT have been selected for this opportunity. Tripp was selected this year for his research paper, “Modern Chinese Development of Latin America.”
Science Minute
As much as 70 percent of all earth’s bacteria live underground according to findings recently announced by Karen Lloyd, UT assistant professor of microbiology, and her team. Lloyd explains more about what this discovery could entail for humanity and the fight against climate change in the latest Science Minute.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

View details about these and more professional development opportunities on the ORE website.


Kathryn Cosgrove awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship—Misty Anderson named James R. Cox Professor—Office of Sustainability awards environmental leaders in the community
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Crafting an REU Proposal

ORE is hosting a workshop for faculty interested in submitting a proposal for the NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. This year's deadline is August 28, 2019. The REU program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation.

Learn more and register here.

NSF's 10 Big Ideas Presentation

UT Emeritus faculty Kelsey Cook will give a presentation on NSF’s “Ten Big Ideas” which guide new investments in research, infrastructure, and workforce development. While funding of “core research” remains an important NSF priority, the “Ideas” can help guide proposal and career aims for academic scientists, engineers, and students.

The presentation is on Monday, May 6 at 4 p.m. in Buehler 511.

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