Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

LaunchPad Lift Accepts UTD Computer Science Senior to Elite Program

Posted by Lance Murray

University of Texas at Dallas computer science senior Pablo Peillard, founder of a startup for decentralized ledger technology (DLT), has been selected to participate in the spring cohort of LaunchPad Lift, a program from Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars at

Discovery: UTD Creates Virtual Reality ‘Patients’ for Med Students, UTA Professor Leads Upgrade of Large Hadron Collider

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 …

Career Connection: New Search Engine Helps ‘Often‑Overlooked Talent’ Find Training for In-Demand Jobs

Posted by Quincy Preston

Frisco-based Meritize—a provider of funding solutions for skills-based education and workforce development—has launched a new platform that’s designed to close skill gaps in high-demand fields, such as healthcare, aviation, and industrial maintenance.

Meritize Connect is a national training program search

Will That Antidepressant Help? UT Southwestern Scientists Create AI Computer to Predict What Works

Posted by Lance Murray

Through the “world’s largest depression study,” leaders in mental health research have created artificial intelligence that can help them predict the efficacy of antidepressant drugs in patients with great accuracy.

A national trial initiated in 2011 by UT Southwestern Medical …

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

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

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 top innovation news, from startup to enterprise, education to invention, and …

Calendar: Tech Talk, Romancing The Stone, Civil Rights Exhibition Opening

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

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

We scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. To fill your calendar with events to come, check out our Save the Date guide full of …

TCU MBAs Win the ‘World’s Largest Venture Capital Competition’

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

A team of TCU MBAs recently won regionals in the invitation-only 2020 Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC), beating out Notre Dame, Indiana, Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, and Brazil FGV to take first place. Now, the students are en route to the

UNT To Develop the First Cyber Knowledge Bank With $1.2M Grant

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

The University of North Texas is creating an international data trust, which is expected to improve the measurement and analysis of open access book usage through a $1.2 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

UNT is leading an …

Discovery: UNT Prof Puts Virtual Chem Lab Inside Supercomputer and UTA Studies Groundwater Contamination

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 …

Thought Leaders: Dallas Innovates 2020 The Magazine

Posted by DI Content Studio | Special Advertising Section

In Dallas Innovates 2020: The Magazine, we heard from some of North Texas’ paradigm-shifting companies and organizations. These ten local leaders discuss how their companies continue to innovate, how their industries have changed, and what’s next for them in our

Jobs of the Future: The Hottest Areas of Tech Education

Posted by Tara Nieuwesteeg

Dallas-Fort Worth has more than 40 higher learning institutions, each with programs that incorporate on-the-job training and monitor the pulse of our rapidly changing technological landscape.

While North Texas houses tons of major corporations, another factor that makes it so …

Future World: How Area Universities Prepare Tech Workers for Rapid Change

Posted by Tara Nieuwesteeg

At the University of Texas at Dallas, Anne Balsamo is teaching a freshman foundation class. It’s the beginning of the semester, and as usual, the students are a little anxious.

A silent question looms in the room, weighing heavy on …

Dallas Innovates’ 10 Most Popular Stories in January

Posted by Alex Edwards

It’s been a big year so far for North Texas, especially when it comes to innovation.

As we wrap up January, we’re reflecting on the stories behind the people and places grabbing readers’ attention the most. From an annual publication …

Meet the Future 50: North Texas Innovators and Disruptors You Need to Know

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Here are the innovators and disruptors in Dallas-Fort Worth who are having a breakout moment.

Each individual is a force to be reckoned with. All have the potential to disrupt industries, benefit society, or change the world. They are inventors, …

DFW Universities Rank Among Nation’s Top Online Educational Programs

Posted by Kathryn Chavez

The University of North Texas, The University of Texas at Arlington, Texas Christian University, and Southern Methodist University are all among U.S. News & World Report’s top 100 online programs in a variety of categories.

U.S. News decides universities’ rankings …

Discovery: UTSW Scientists Use AI to Improve Radiation Therapy, UTD Prof Gets $2.7M in Grants for Protein 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 …

Big Thought Launches a New Division Offering Educational Consulting

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Big Thought, a Dallas-based educational nonprofit, is launching a new division this year to provide professional development, curriculum design, technical assistance, and more to other nonprofits and organizations.

Called the Big Thought Institute, the new branch will offer a suite …

Thought Leaders: Dallas Innovates The [Tech] Talent Issue

Posted by DI Content Studio | Special Advertising Section

In Dallas Innovates: The [Tech] Talent Issue, we heard from some of North Texas’ paradigm-shifting companies and organizations. These six local leaders discuss how to recruit and retain talent, predict future work trends, and more in our special advertising section.

TWU is Hosting a Citizen Science Symposium This Week

Posted by Maddie Preston

Texas Woman’s University will host the Spring 2020 Symposium for the Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER) Center for Innovation Southwest (SCI-SW). This year’s theme will be Civic Science: The Impact on our Communities by Plastics in

UNT’s College of Merchandising, Hospitality, and Tourism is Overhauling Denton Square

Posted by Kathryn Chavez

The top-ranked University of North Texas College of Merchandising, Hospitality, and Tourism (CMHT) is beginning renovations on a new multi-use event space located at the Denton town square.

The CoLaboratory at UNT on the Square hopes to be a community …