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Click here and look at what Emily Hunt's students are doing in their mechanical engineering design class!
The National Science Foundation has awarded West Texas A&M University a Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant totaling $371,700 for the purchase of a state-of-the-art, 400 MHz solid-state NMR spectrometer as a unique educational and research tool for the Texas Panhandle. Read more about the MRI here. See news video about the MRI here.
West Texas A&M University has joined with the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) to bring the Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program to our campus. This opportunity endows graduate students with extra money in the form of Performance-Based Scholarships and Conference Travel Funding. It also provides resources for Social and Collaborative Networks across TAMUS - 11 Universities total - in addition to Professional Development and Grant-Writing Workshops. Get more AGEP info here.
Congratulations the following recipients of the 2014 President's Undergraduate Summer Research Grant awards: Josh Dye, Lance White, Kendra Cox, Jamie Farren, James Ritter, John Mulloy, Tanner Devenney and Zhitao Xie. Visit the link above for more information on these projects.
Congratulations to Jorge Granados, previous recipient of the President's Undergraduate Summer Research grant and the Graduate Student Research grant: Jorge has now been awarded the prestigious Pathways to the Doctorate Fellowship in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University. To read an article Jorge wrote about his experience with research at WT, click here. Jorge's faculty mentor is Dr. Matthew Kuennen.
The WTAMU cattle cloning project was featured in BEEF. Read the article here.
The 2013-2014 Killgore Faculty Research and Graduate Student Research Awards have been announced by the Killgore Research Committee. 11 faculty proposals and 14 student proposals were funded. Congratulations to all! Click here to see the list of awardees and their projects.
Emily Hunt and Texas Tech professor Michelle Pantoya have published a second children's book, "Designing Dandelions." It is attracting attention, including a recent article in the Amarillo Globe-News and "First Bell," a newsletter from the American Society for Engineering Education.
The College of Education and Social Sciences at West Texas A&M University is now home to the WTAMU Center for Learning Disabilities. Read about the new Center here.
Our Pivot quick link (above and to the left) is ready to use. Jump in and try it to search for funding for your research or service project! A Pivot Quick Start Guide is linked in the left column. Call our grant specialists for more information.
Chad Holliday was recently interviewed by HigherEdJobs about his career as an artist and teacher. Read the Holliday article here.
Groundbreaking ceremonies were held at the new advanced wind turbine test facility at Nance Ranch. Read, see and hear more about this UL/WTAMU project by clicking here.
Here is a link to a great article in the Chronicle of Higher Ed: "Don't Underestimate NSF's New Grant-Submission Rules."
Recommended reading: Click here for a good article on Plagiarism in Grant Proposals, recently published in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Several WT entities are using facebook to provide great content and contact information. Check out Vermillion Editions Limited's facebook page here for pictures, videos, and more!
Check out the latest edition of our newsletter - Research Connection.
New F&A Rate Announcement
See article on Revisions to the Conflict of Interest Regulations.
Proposal Development Materials, workshops and webinars, are now available for viewing at your convenience through SRS. Current list of offerings.
Grant Writing Tips and Other Helpful Articles
Travel notes: Mileage reimbursement rate is 56.5 cents per mile as of 1/1/2013. The University has adopted Mapquest for the official mileage reimbursement guide. (Some exceptions apply.) Each travel voucher must have a copy of the mapquest mileage calculation attached for mileage reimbursement.
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