Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

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 top innovation, technology, and impact news. From startup to enterprise, education

DeSoto-Based Geekletes Rebrands as Full-Service Education Hub For the Competitive Gaming Community

Posted by Alex Edwards

In 2015, Danny Martin co-founded Geekletes, a DeSoto-based esports development environment dedicated to helping gamers go pro. But when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the esports CEO saw a larger opportunity emerging in the market—the chance to transform his business

Atmos Energy Gives $1M to United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to Prepare the Next Generation of Readers

Posted by Alex Edwards

Dallas-based Atmos Energy Corporation, an S&P 500 company that is the largest fully regulated, natural gas-only distributor in the U.S., is making a $1 million contribution to United Way of Metropolitan Dallas (UWMD) to inspire North Texas children with the

Calendar: Not-to-Miss Virtual 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

EVERY LAST WORD: ‘I think most startups fail due to bad management, not due to bad technology.’

Posted by Quincy Preston

We love folks who have a way with words. 

Here’s a roundup of quotes from North Texas innovators that inspire, inform, motivate, or simply make us laugh.

Dallas Innovates publishes “The Last Word” each day in the Dallas Innovates Every …

2020 Big Idea Competition Winners Announced, X-Nerve Takes Home the $100K Prize

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

“When you see an opportunity, if you then realize that if you put in the work you can fulfill that opportunity and turn it into a company, amazing things can happen,” serial entrepreneur, Dallas Mavericks owner, and Shark Tank ‘Shark’

Repurposing With a Purpose: Eliza Solender Helps Nonprofits and Schools Find New Life in Old Spaces

Posted by Sandra Engelland

ItsHow do you solve the issue of nonprofit organizations getting squeezed out of the communities they serve by the rising costs of real estate in Dallas-Fort Worth? It starts with who you call.

Eliza Solender is president of Solender/Hall Inc.,

Capital One Grants $500K to The Commit Partnership to Accelerate Closing the Equity Gap in Dallas

Posted by Alex Edwards

Capital One announced that it is making one of its largest grant commitments to Dallas-Fort Worth yet: $500,000 to The Commit Partnership, a Dallas-based nonprofit that works to ensure all local students have access to an equitable education that prepares

Discovery: UTD Team Develops ‘Bendy’ Micro LEDs That Can Fold, Twist, and Stick to Most Anything

Posted by Quincy Preston

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchA University of Texas at Dallas research team, together with international colleagues, has developed a method to make flexible micro LEDs that can be “folded, twisted, cut, and stuck” to almost anything, according to UT Dallas’ Dr. Moon Kim.

Dallas Innovates’ 10 Most Popular Stories in October

Posted by Alex Edwards

In October, stories on company expansions, new hires, social impact, and commercial real estate rose to the top of our list.

Here’s a roundup of the most-read stories on

1. Phase IV, The Star: Jerry Jones Moves Forward

Microsoft To Partner with State and Local Leaders To Accelerate Digital Learning Across Texas

Posted by Dave Moore

What data goes into space travel?

What makes autonomous vehicles autonomous?

What skills will get Texans hired in this 21st Century economy, and how can they get them?

This is the knowledge and these are the data skills that will …

We’re Hiring!

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D Magazine Partners is seeking a motivated Advertising Executive to join the B2B advertising sales team and grow new business across digital and print for Dallas Innovates.

D Magazine Partners has a culture of excellence from the products we produce …

DI People: Toyota, Dallas Regional Chamber, Mohr Partners, Cigna Make Moves

Posted by Alex Edwards

Across North Texas, companies are promoting and hiring people to take on leadership positions within their organizations.

Dallas Innovates covers prominent personnel moves in Dallas-Fort Worth businesses and nonprofits—from the newest startups to well-established companies. Here are the people moves …

TWU Biology Team Granted a Patent for Anti-Cancer Compounds That Could Save Lives

Posted by Alex Edwards

A biology team at Texas Woman’s University in Denton has officially patented three compounds that are said to prevent the growth of human breast, lung, and colon cancer cells.

The novel invention could greatly contribute to innovating traditional cancer treatments, …

Dallas Orgs Get $7M of JPMorgan Chase’s $10M Investment in Texas to Sustain Equal Access to Opportunity

Posted by Alex Edwards

Over the last five years, JPMorgan Chase has invested $25 million in the Texas workforce to grow the number of career pathways for underserved communities. Now, the leading global financial services firm is further that commitment by way of $10

Tech Titans’ 5G Challenge Winner: ‘We See a Future Society of Synthetic and Real Humans Working Together’

Posted by Quincy Preston

Marjorie Zielke wants to bring artificial intelligence to the classroom through virtual reality.

Zielke, the director of UT Dallas’ Center for Simulation and Synthetic Humans, won the top prize at Tech Titans’ 5G Grand Challenge. The North Texas technology association …

Meet the Finalists: The Innovation Awards 2021, Presented by Dallas Innovates and D CEO

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Dallas Innovates and D CEO are proud to announce the finalists for its second annual Innovation Awards. The program honors companies, CEOs, CIOS, CTOs, entrepreneurs, and other leaders who are helping to make Dallas-Fort Worth a hub for innovation.

All …

UTSW Scientist: ‘We Need More Women Thinking Creatively in the Lab and Pushing Science Forward’

Posted by Quincy Preston

It’s rare to have a woman winning a Nobel Prize, much less two women on the same day and three in the same year, a UTSW spokesperson told us as the news rolled out about this year’s winners.

American biochemist …

Do Animals That Carry Viruses Like COVID-19 Have Antiviral Genes? This UTSW Researcher Wins NIH Pioneer Award and $3.5M to Find Out

Posted by Alex Edwards

A researcher from Dallas’ UT Southwestern could play a major role in developing treatments for humans who contract diseases like COVID-19.

John Schoggins, PhD, was recently chosen as one of 10 recipients for the National Institutes of Health’s prestigious NIH …

UNT to Advance 3D Printing for Automobiles Through a $1.5M Department of Energy Grant

Posted by Alex Edwards

Researchers from the University of North Texas College of Engineering in Denton are participating in a new $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to advance the use of 3D printed materials on automotive body frames.

The …