Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Guinness Record: 846 People Learn AI Coding at Capital One Event

Posted by Lance Murray

Here’s a case where 846 heads were better than one.

Capital One said it set a Guinness World Records title on Wednesday for the largest Artificial Intelligence programming lesson when 846 people learned the fundamentals of Python coding language during …

Robots in Action: Amazon Takes DISD Robotics Championship Teams Behind the Scenes, Gives $10K to STEM

Posted by Blair Welch

Amazon is well known for its use of robots to speed package retrieval and delivery from its fulfillment centers in North Texas.

Recently, the company showed its support for students from five Dallas ISD robotics teams who have qualified for …

Discovery: UTA Prof Gets $300K to Study Mycobacteria; UTSW Team Studies Liver Cancer Treatment

Posted by Lance Murray

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchEvery week, we do a little research of our own. We’re looking for scientists, professors, engineers, entrepreneurs—anybody, really—engaging in research and development across North Texas.

There’s plenty of good work being done. If you want to put R&D under your …

Explore Mathematics During a Virtual Walk Through SMU With talkSTEM’s New Video Series

Posted by Alex Edwards

In an effort to expand awareness on the importance of studying science, technology, engineering, and math, talkSTEM has partnered with Southern Methodist University in a new initiative for students.

talkSTEM is a Dallas-based nonprofit that aims to broaden participation in …

Discovery: REHEAL Glove Advances at UTA; UTD Studies Why Women Get More Migraines

Posted by Lance Murray

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchEvery week, we do a little research of our own. We’re looking for scientists, professors, engineers, entrepreneurs—anybody, really—engaging in research and development across North Texas.

There’s plenty of good work being done. If you want to put R&D under your …

Opportunity Rising Foundation Names 6 New Board Members

Posted by Lance Murray

Six new advisory board leaders have been named by the DHA for the Opportunity Rising Foundation, charged with helping improve the lives of young people through education. 

The foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization founded in 1997 by DHA, formerly …

STEM in the Schoolyard: Sparking the ‘Curiosity’ That Fuels Innovation

Posted by Lance Murray

A sunny sky. A sparkling green football field with gleaming white tents. Hundreds of bright young minds interacting with energetic tech experts. Words like “wow,” and “cool” floating throughout the air.

It was the perfect mix Tuesday to inspire hundreds …

Winners Take Home $100K in Cash Prizes From TCU’s Socially Conscious Business Competition

Posted by Lance Murray

Hundreds of college students on teams from 56 universities around the world gathered last weekend at Texas Christian University for the annual Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures Competition, all competing for a total of $100,000 in cash prizes.

The two-day …

Discovery: UNT Prof Joins Drone Safety Research Effort; UTA Studies Cardiovascular Disease-Depression Link

Posted by Lance Murray

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchEvery week, we do a little research of our own. We’re looking for scientists, professors, engineers, entrepreneurs—anybody, really—engaging in research and development across North Texas.

There’s plenty of good work being done. If you want to put R&D under your …

3 DFW Universities will Vie for $100K in TCU’s Values and Ventures Competition

Posted by Lance Murray

Three North Texas univiversities will be competing Friday and Saturday for $100,000 in total cash prizes in the 2019 Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures Competition at the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

Southern Methodist …

Soccer Meets STEAM: How FC Dallas is Using Sports to Educate Frisco Students

Posted by Blair Welch

The San Francisco 49ers education consulting academy (EDU) has paired with the National Soccer Hall of Fame (NSHOF) to bring a new STEAM program to Texas. 

The program will connect science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) to the world …

ICYMI Special Edition:
North Texas Innovators Look Back on #SXSW2019

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Austin’s annual South by Southwest festival recently concluded and North Texas was well-represented. So, we rounded up reactions, takeaways, and snapshots from this year’s event in this week’s special edition ICYMI column.

Hubert Zajicek, CEO of Health Wildcatters, summed up …

Discovery: UTA Prof Gets $6.575M in Grants; UNT, University of Dallas Put Telescope Online

Posted by Lance Murray

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchEvery week, we do a little research of our own. We’re looking for scientists, professors, engineers, entrepreneurs—anybody, really—engaging in research and development across North Texas.

There’s plenty of good work being done. If you want to put R&D under your …

9th Annual EarthX Event Includes 9 Conferences

Posted by EarthX

EarthX, the environmental expo, conference, and film festival, brings together concerned environmental citizens, educators, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and thought leaders for exhibitions, music, entertainment, learning opportunities, discussions, forums, a film festival—and appropriately enough for the ninth annual event, nine conference

Noted Ballerina Debra Austin to Visit TCU for 5-Day Residency

Posted by Lance Murray

A renowned American ballerina will visit the Texas Christian University campus in April to participate in a five-day ballet residency.

Debra Austin will visit the campus as the Cecil H. and Ida Green Honors Chair, created in partnership with the …

Hear the Mayoral Candidates’ Plans for Education at CityLab High School Foundation’s Forum

Posted by Alex Edwards

The race for Dallas’ next mayor is officially on with a finalized lineup of nine candidates. Before voting in the May election, it’s important to know each candidate’s plans for the city.

That’s why CityLab High School Foundation is

Discovery: UTD Scientist Finds Cause for Hot Batteries; BRIT, UNTHSC Collaborate on Research

Posted by Lance Murray

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchEvery week, we do a little research of our own. We’re looking for scientists, professors, engineers, entrepreneurs—anybody, really—engaging in research and development across North Texas.

There’s plenty of good work being done. If you want to put R&D under your …

SMU Seeking Applicants for New Online Master’s in Cybersecurity

Posted by Lance Murray

Southern Methodist University is accepting applications for its new online master’s degree in cybersecurity, a 20-month interactive program that will launch with its first cohort in 2020.

Presented by SMU Professional and the Lyle School of Engineering, the classes will …

‘Esports and the New Gaming Economy’: UTD to Present Emerging Technologies Summit at Dallas Startup Week

Posted by Alex Edwards

The gaming industry contributes over $260 billion to the U.S. economy, according to statistics provided by the University of Texas at Dallas. Globally, the esports audience will reach 380 million this year. And, by 2021, esports is projected to have

In My Feelings: The Connections Between Music, Emotional Intelligence, and Change Management

Posted by Amanda Kraft

Change is hard.

Almost three months into the year, and I’m still writing “2018.” Attendance at the gym has already fizzled. Big or small, it’s hard to fundamentally change your behavior – especially if it’s easier just to keep doing …