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

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

The DEC Sets Dallas Startup Week 2021: Get Ready for 19 Tracks, 3 Summits, and Startup Alley

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas-Fort Worth’s largest event focused on driving entrepreneurial success, economic impact, and innovation in the region is back for 2021. 

The seventh annual Dallas Startup Week (DSW) powered by Capital One will be held from August 1 – 5. 

The …

EVERY LAST WORD: “The Word ‘No’ Can Be a Powerful Motivator”

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 …

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Here Are 15-Plus Opportunities for Dallas Innovators

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

North Texas is a big place, with plenty of opportunities. 

So, we’re constantly on the lookout for contests and competitions, recognition programs, and available grants innovators can apply for. Keep in mind that application information may change at any time, …

Meet the Innovator: How UNT Researchers Adapted Bioterrorism Tech to Fight COVID-19

Posted by Alexa Vickaryous

University of North Texas researchers’ emergency planning technology was originally invented in 2008, but took on an entirely new role in 2020 to facilitate COVID-19 vaccinations.

Originally, the tech, which is known as RE-PLAN, was meant to fight against bioterrorism …

SMU Researchers Create a Patent-Pending System To Speed Up the Drug Discovery Process By Months

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

While chemists have always worked to develop solutions to people’s health problems, never have they been more in the spotlight in recent years than during the ongoing development of COVID-19 vaccines. These vaccines may have seemed to take a while

Your Two Cents: The Dallas Mayor’s Task Force on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Wants Your Feedback

Posted by Quincy Preston

Calling all entrepreneurs and the people that support them: The Dallas Mayor’s Task Force on Innovation and Entrepreneurship wants to know what you think the city should be doing to attract, retain, and support startups in Dallas.

The task force …

UNT Masters Programs Top New Ranking of 2022 Best Graduate Schools

Posted by Alex Edwards

Two programs from the University of North Texas in Denton are among the top ten best graduate schools according to a new ranking from U.S. News & World Report.

On its list of the 2022 Best Graduate Schools, the …

Learn-and-Earn: Here’s How Esposure’s CEO is Championing Future Careers in Esports

Posted by Alex Edwards

In 2015, Danny Martin co-founded Geekletes, a DeSoto-based esports development company that helped gamers go pro. But when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the CEO saw an opportunity to transform his business into a comprehensive online hub.

What emerged is Esposure, …

Building Solutions Appoints Leaders from Big Thought, SMU, and More to Educational Campaign’s Advocacy Committee

Posted by Bella Pinera

To further the goals of its “Building Solutions for Brighter Futures” campaign, Dallas firm Building Solutions has named members to its advocacy committee.

Building Solutions recently launched a year-long campaign to bring awareness to the inequities in school facilities and …

Building Solutions’ First Fireside Chat Offers Solutions for Education’s COVID Recovery

Posted by Bella Pinera

After a challenging year of online learning, it’s no secret that the education system and its students are suffering. In response, Dallas’ Building Solutions launched a year-long campaign called “Building Solutions for Brighter Futures.” As part of the campaign’s initiative,

UTD Symposium Marks ‘Meteoric Growth’ in Bioengineering

Posted by Quincy Preston

Bioengineering researchers at UT Dallas are making advances that can improve and save lives. The university is culminating a year-long celebration of the Department of Bioengineering’s 10th anniversary with a symposium.

Since its beginning a decade ago, the department has …

Future Forward: A UTD Director Aims To Transform How People Learn through Virtual Human Hologram Technology

Posted by Sandra Engelland

Marjorie Zielke and her award-winning team at The University of Texas at Dallas are developing life-like virtual humans through the “forward-looking” Emergent Virtual Teacher Platform.

The platform uses sensor capture, Internet of Things (IoT) technology, and speed aspects of 5G …

ICYMI 2021: The Q1 Archive

Posted by Quincy Preston

You’ve found Dallas Innovates’ archive of news briefs. For the current edition of ICYMI, click here.  

Make sure you don’t miss a thing by signing up for Dallas Innovates Every Day, the best of Dallas-Fort Worth innovation delivered straight …

UT Arlington Team Wins $40K Research Grant to Redesign Historic Black Settlements in Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted by Alexa Vickaryous

The University of Texas at Arlington team’s idea for a design playbook on historic Black settlements won $40,000 through a nationwide 2020 SOM Foundation Research Prize for examining social justice in urban contexts.

The team’s project is centered around questions …

Leaders, Follow the Research: Students Can Catch Up After the Covid Learning Slump, SMU Experts Say

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

SMU education experts have some good news for school leaders considering how to help students recover from the COVID-19 “learning slump”: Students can recover.

But don’t let those catch-up plans “speed past the basics,” caution the experts from SMU’s Simmons …

This Goes On Your Permanent Record: GreenLight Credentials Uses Blockchain for Students’ ‘Life Transcript’

Posted by Sandra Engelland

GreenLight Credentials CEO Manoj Kutty and his team are using blockchain technology to make records secure and shareable. The applications of the tech is two-fold: to connect students, academic institutions, and businesses by providing real-time access to lifelong learning achievements,

Alexa, Let’s Chat: UT Dallas Is Part of a $500K Global Competition To Teach Amazon’s AI How To Make Small Talk

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

“Virtual assistants are task-based. The question is: How can you make an AI friend who can have a discussion with you?” That’s the question posed by computer science doctoral student Kinjal Basu, which is exactly what he and his team

High-Stakes Exam Prep Company Expands With the Goal of ‘Making Really Hard Stuff Easy to Understand’

Posted by Sandra Engelland

As distance learning became the norm in 2020, UWorld was well positioned to grow its market for online high-stakes test preparation. 

Born in 2003 out of founder Dr. Chandra Pemmasani’s own efforts to study for the U.S. medical licensing exam …