Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Calendar: Not-to-Miss Events for Innovators in Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

North Texas has plenty to see, hear, and watch. 

But in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, things to do are a little different. We’ve rounded up a few events and activities for innovators so you can stay involved from

UNT Researchers Launch Tech to Manage COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution, Solve Equity Problems

Posted by Alex Edwards

As the country expeditiously works to allocate the COVID-19 vaccine as quickly and effectively as possible, a team of researchers at the University of North Texas in Denton have developed new technology that could be the key to solving disparities

EVERY LAST WORD: “An Emerging Sentiment Took Hold That You Don’t Need To Be in the Bay Area To Build the Next Unicorn or Decacorn.”

Posted by Quincy Preston

These North Texas innovators had “The Last Word.” Here’s a collection of the quotes that inspire, inform, motivate, or simply make us laugh.

Dallas Innovates publishes “The Last Word” each day in the Dallas Innovates Every Day e-newsletter. Don’t miss …

ICYMI: What’s New and Next in Dallas-Fort Worth Innovation

Posted by Quincy Preston

News travels fast, and we’re here to help you keep up.

Every weekday, Dallas Innovates brings you up to date on what you may have missed in the region’s innovation, technology, and impact news. From startup to enterprise, education to

Through Roles at UTSW and Pegasus Park, Claire Aldridge Leads Efforts to Make DFW a Key Center for Healthcare Innovation

Posted by Quincy Preston and Sandra Engelland

With an entrepreneurial mindset, Claire Aldridge helps move discoveries from the lab to the real world. Aldridge, who is a self-described “lifelong science geek,” says she gets to collaborate with some of the best minds in the business every day.

Here’s How a UT Dallas’ Program Is Connecting Engineering Students With Corporations to Solve Real-World Problems

Posted by Bella Pinera

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or part of a larger corporation, chances are you have more projects than you can handle. The University of Texas at Dallas has found an affordable, efficient way to address that problem, while still ensuring business

Report Shows Dallas City of Learning’s Educational Programs Impacted 36K Students in Summer 2020

Posted by Bella Pinera

When the pandemic forced the closure of many U.S. schools in spring 2020, students and teachers were thrown into an unfamiliar virtual classroom. The transition to remote learning posed significant challenges for everyone involved as they weren’t all equipped with

SMU Cox Reveals Its 2020 Dallas 100 Rankings. Here Are the Fastest-Growing Entrepreneurial Businesses in Dallas-Fort Worth by Rank

Posted by Quincy Preston

Private investment firm Clavis Capital Partners, which operates and grows U.S.-based industrial businesses, has been named the fastest-growing privately held company in the annual Dallas 100 ranking.

Ranked No. 1, the investment firm exceeded 1,000 percent growth over the last …

A UT Southwestern Machine Learning Algorithm Finds COVID-19 Cases Significantly Higher Than Reported

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

While it has long been speculated that the number of COVID-19 cases is significantly higher than those reported, a new machine learning algorithm created by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers from the Lyda Hill Department of Bioinformatics confirms this theory.

Women Helping Women: Texas Women’s Foundation Honors Seven Trailblazing “Agents of Positive Change”

Posted by Alexa Vickaryous

Dallas-based Texas Women’s Foundation, which claims the status as the largest regional women’s foundation in the world, has announced the seven recipients of its 2021 Maura Women Helping Women and Young Leadership Awards.

The honorees are “agents of powerful …

Meet Milo: A New RoboKind Robot That Improves Remote Learning for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Posted by Alexa Vickaryous

Dallas-based education and robotics company RoboKind has released new software that aims to help educators and students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) learn more efficiently in remote settings. 

Called robots4autism: Avatar, the remote learning technology is a version of RoboKind’s …

NSF Awards $100K Grant to TWU Researchers to Increase STEM Recruitment in Indigenous Communities

Posted by Alex Edwards

A team of researchers at Texas Woman’s University in Denton have been awarded a $99,786 planning grant by the National Science Foundation for a project called “Transcending Barriers for Success.”

With the funding, the group aims to develop strategies that …

Desoto-Based Esposure is Building an Esports Learning Center for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department

Posted by Alexa Vickaryous

Desoto-based Esposure, an esports development platform created by and for the competitive gaming community, plans to build a new Esports Learning Center at the Texas Juvenile Justice Department’s Roanoke facility, McFadden Ranch.

The community initiative is the first sponsored project …

Capital One’s Bot Camp Equips North Texas Teachers and Students with Cutting Edge Curriculum

Posted by Capital One

When University of North Texas sophomore and elementary education major Abbie Sutton first heard about the opportunity to learn coding, she was intimidated but intrigued. She recalled someone telling her it’s like learning a foreign language—difficult at first, but worth

Fort Worth-Based TimelyMD Raises $60M to Grow Its Telehealth for Higher Education

Posted by Alex Edwards

Fort Worth-based TimelyMD, which lauds itself as the only full-service student-first telehealth provider, has received a $60 million investment from JMI Equity, a growth equity firm focused on software companies.

TimelyMD plans to use the funding to continue rapidly growing …

Blackstone Charitable Foundation Gives $5M to University of Texas Institutions to Expand Its Entrepreneurship Program

Posted by Alex Edwards

The Blackstone LaunchPad entrepreneurship program is officially expanding from two to eight campuses in the University of Texas System, a move that will bring critical access to resources, opportunities, and mentorship to a more diverse range of students.

The $5 …

A UT Dallas Graduate Student Creates First Rapid-Testing Sepsis Sensor

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

A University of Texas at Dallas graduate student has created a biosensor to detect the life threatening complication called sepsis in rapid time. Prior to this, there wasn’t a rapid-testing method for the condition.

Ambalika Tanak is a biomedical engineering …

Meet the Future 50: Dallas-Fort Worth Innovators and Disruptors You Need to Know in 2021

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Here are the innovators and disruptors who are blasting North Texas into the future.

Their secret weapon? The resilience that helped them conquer a rocky year and has them poised for 2021. They’ve scored big wins by hanging tough, doubling

Southwestern Medical Foundation/UTSW Cary Council Awards Grants to Three Early-Stage Researchers

Posted by Alex Edwards

The Cary Council, a joint organization of UT Southwestern and the Southwestern Medical Foundation, has named its three 2020 grant recipients who will work to further innovation in medicine in today’s critical times.

Members of the Cary Council raised around …

Dallas Innovates 2021: The Resilience Issue

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Quincy Preston and Duane Dankesreiter Dallas Innovates2020 was a year like no other. Dallas-Fort Worth faced a global pandemic, a recession, and social unrest that challenged our community to its core. Yet we’re still here—heads held high, guiding the way out, asking others to follow. We’re