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Know What Cayuse Is? If You’re Doing Sponsored Research, You Probably Should

Cayuse SP is the electronic routing system used by the Office of Sponsored Programs to review grant proposals. The Office of Research and Engagement is offering an introduction to this system, to improve your knowledge of the system and learn what is required by the Office of Sponsored programs for submitting proposals. Included is a demonstration of how to build a Cayuse proposal to work through multiple proposal scenarios and sponsors. If you’re going to be doing any sponsored research, learning about this system can help you work through the process as smoothly as possible. The workshop will take place on September 12, from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. in 113 Blount Hall, and you are encouraged to register if you plan to attend.

Start Taking Steps Towards Life Beyond Graduate School

The Center for Career Development and the Graduate Student Senate are sponsoring a brown bag lunch series called “Life Beyond Graduate School” this fall. This series is designed to help graduate students begin thinking about their career paths and start taking steps to achieve their goals. The first session will be September 14, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and will be about your personal branding. All sessions will take place in Hodges Library, Room 253, and they are BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch) – drinks and dessert will be provided.

Organize Your References With Endnote

The UT Libraries would like to show you how to format your citations automatically, create a library of your citations and insert them in Microsoft Word papers, and store PDFs, as well. This hands-on class, offered on September 12 from 11:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m. in Hodges Library 127, will get you started using Endnote. If you can’t make it on the 12th, there will be another class on September 15 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information go to, and register by sending email to

NIMBioS Hosting Panel on the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

On September 8, NIMBioS (National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis) will be hosting a panel on how to write a successful NSF Graduate Research Fellowship proposal. The distinguished panel of recipients and reviewers will be from noon–1:30 p.m. in the Hallam Auditorium (Room 206) of the Claxton Education Building. If you are unable to attend in person, the panel will be live-streamed. You can send your questions and join the conversation on Twitter using #utkgfrp. Find out more about the event.

Need Professional Clothing? Check Out Smokey’s Closet

Smokey’s Closet is an event hosted by the Center for Career Development in the fall where they collect professional attire and give it out to students so that they can be prepared for interviews and be ready to enter into a job. Students are able to come and receive a free professional outfit. The closet will be open on Wednesday, September 6 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and on Thursday, September 7 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Nuclear Engineering Graduate Students Travel to Switzerland

Angela Simone and Michael Moore, graduate students in nuclear engineering, traveled to the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Villingen, Switzerland, in August. They are working on development of a glass, scintillator-based, ultra-high resolution neutron detector for beam lines. Both work with Associate Profesor and UCOR Fellow Jason Hayward in the Rad IDEAS group, which researches Radiation Imaging, DEtectors, Algorithms and Systems. Learn more about the Rad IDEAS group.

ORE Offers Workshop on Sponsored Research Agreements

Sponsored research is research conducted by faculty or graduate students at UT that is funded wholly, or in part, by external sources. The Office of Research and Engagement is offering a workshop on the types of agreements and documents involved in engaging in sponsored research. This workshop, called “Agreement Types,” will take place in A004 Blount Hall from 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5. Register for the workshop at the Office of Research and Engagement.

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