Contact your Program Manager and ask for examples of funded proposals with strong outreach statements
Ask Program Manager if you can include outreach expenses in the budget (if needed); otherwise, you need to detail how you will fund your plans.
Leverage with other programs on campus. There are many educational activities going on for K-12, teacher education, diversity, etc.
Contribute intellectually on the plan with your team. You cannot entirely outsource this.
Quantify the specific count regarding minorities/women at UT Dallas, area community colleges, etc. Do not be vague.
Complement your research with your project. Use your research/discoveries as the base.
Beware of designing a new university class. Reviewers see this as a part of your job, even without the grant.
Mentor undergrad, or graduate, students including their development of a poster for a professional conference.
Work with the organizers of the several summer camps for physics, chemistry, and engineering that Dallas hosts. Include yourself in the teaching, tours, and activities. See here for a full listing.
Need help with housing? Residential Life has a "one-stop shop" to provide prices and access to housing, dining, parking, and other needs. Contact Pam McElrath, Assistant Director of Residential Life, for more information.
Meet with the Dept. of Science/Math Education for contacts in local school districts and programming to which you could contribute.
Contact BigThought (which hosts a wide variety of programs, including after-school programs) about integrating your research into their work.
Contact DFW S-TEC for information on several non-profits that regularly need volunteers for activities, including the FIRST Tech Challenges.
Talk to Dr. Scherry Johnson about possible participation in the Summer Institute UT Dallas hosts for AP chemistry, biology, physics, and math teachers.
Consider developing a video game (see link for ideas). Perhaps partner with ATEC or maybe form this into a student project. Detail your distribution plan.
Work with UTeach Dallas students on how to use research topics in their teaching for grades 4-12. Contact UTeach Dallas Master Teacher Bill Neal.
Consider partnering with the Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology if you want to address the human implications and ethics of scientific investigation and technological innovation..
Contact UT Dallas LSAMP Dr. Juan Gonzalez in the Department of Biology.
Provide lab tours and presentations for ABP or STARRS in the summer before they begin at UT Dallas. Consider mentoring or lab assistant opportunities.
Work with UT Dallas Office of Diversity regarding activities on campus and in the community that target underrepresented students.
Speak as a guest lecturer at area community colleges. With various sites in both Dallas and Plano, you will broaden the impact by speaking to multiple groups.
Brainstorm ways that the larger community/university/area could use a significant equipment or lab finish out (if applicable).
Develop teaching media to enhance an existing class at UT Dallas.
Work with GEMS to develop teaching material for target classes or GEMS tutoring programs (specifically calculus and chemistry).
Write an article for a lay publication to be submitted for publication. Ask UT Dallas Office of Communications for your school's Communications Liaison.
Write op-ed piece for multiple newspapers/publications related to research and its role in community.
Interview on local radio program such as Think on KERA. Talk to UT Dallas Office of Communications and ask for your school's Communication Liaison.
This is very specific to your research.
Demonstrate links between discovery and societal benefit with specific examples and applications.
Think of a larger national initiative toward which your research could lead.
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Assistant Dir., SEEC
Dir., Teacher Education
Director, Center for Values
Assistant Dir., Residential Life
Master Teacher, UTeach Dallas
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