Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

On Tap: Social Impact of Innovation, Digital Fight Club & Tech Trends in Grocery

Posted by Dallas Innovates

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. As always, events may change at any time, so check the event …

TI Giving $6.2M for STEM Education, With Majority Focused on Teacher Effectiveness

Posted by Heather Noel

Texas Instruments and its corporate foundation plan to give out $6.2 million in grants this year for science, technology, engineering and math education in grades K-12.

Out of the grant total, 85 percent, or $5.3 million, will fund teacher recruitment,

Fort Worth’s Reading with Barbers Creates a Space for Learning in Ordinary Places

Posted by Chloe Bennett

Fort Worth ISD has teamed up with a handful of barbershops around east and southeast Fort Worth to encourage children ages 4 to 14 to read comfortably in public spaces. 

The pilot program, Reading with Barbers, operates on a relationship …

Giant Birdlike Dinosaur Named for SMU Paleontologist

Posted by Lance Murray

Some people get streets named after them, others bridges or a building, but a Southern Methodist University paleontologist now has a giant birdlike dinosaur from the Cretaceous period that shares his name.

The researchers who are investigating the dinosaur gave …

Advertise on Your Competitor’s Website? Research Shows It Might Be a Wise Buy

Posted by Jeanne Spreier

UTDallas_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Gold Founding SponsorA few years ago, Mohammad Zia was checking flight prices on Expedia. He was puzzled by a section of the website that prompted him to run the same search on competing travel websites, including Priceline and Orbitz.

“Instead of Expedia …

Nonprofit is Helping North Texas Kids ‘Dream Outside the Box’

Posted by Chloe Bennett

After coming to a harsh realization as a college student, Alvarado native Kam Phillips knew she wanted to change the lives of young children.

While at the University of Missouri, Phillips volunteered at her local Boys and Girls Club, KERA

Photo Gallery: The Technology Ball ‘Networking for Good’ Reception

Posted by Karen Krygowski Bruno

Technology Ball, a Dallas Innovates Partner OrganizationThe Technology Ball, a series of networking events for the DFW technology community, commenced its 2017 season with a June networking reception at Infomart Dallas.Technology Ball executive hosts, sponsors, and planning committee members enjoyed networking under the backdrop of one

TCU Grad Launches Two Startups Post Graduation

Posted by Sabrina Scott

Austin Patry plans to change the way we valet our cars and how we eat fast food.

Since graduating from Texas Christian University in May, Patry has launched two businesses — a valet app and a food truck.

At TCU, …

TWU Names Mantaro to Lead Center for Women in Business

Posted by Lance Murray

Texas Woman’s University in Denton announced that it has named a new director for the Center for Women in Business.

Shannon Mantaro will assume the director’s job on Sept. 1.

The Center for Women in Business is the only university …

Fort Worth Goodwill Offers Life Skills Training for People With Disabilities

Posted by Mallory Houser

Gathering in their town square, about 35 S.T.A.R.S. participants prepared for a lesson in sign language. 

The instructor for the day, Chris Mosley, lead the class full of adults with varying physical and mental disabilities in learning signs such as …