Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

A UT Southwestern Machine Learning Algorithm Finds COVID-19 Cases Significantly Higher Than Reported

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

While it has long been speculated that the number of COVID-19 cases is significantly higher than those reported, a new machine learning algorithm created by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers from the Lyda Hill Department of Bioinformatics confirms this theory.

Women Helping Women: Texas Women’s Foundation Honors Seven Trailblazing “Agents of Positive Change”

Posted by Alexa Vickaryous

Dallas-based Texas Women’s Foundation, which claims the status as the largest regional women’s foundation in the world, has announced the seven recipients of its 2021 Maura Women Helping Women and Young Leadership Awards.

The honorees are “agents of powerful …

Meet Milo: A New RoboKind Robot That Improves Remote Learning for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Posted by Alexa Vickaryous

Dallas-based education and robotics company RoboKind has released new software that aims to help educators and students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) learn more efficiently in remote settings. 

Called robots4autism: Avatar, the remote learning technology is a version of RoboKind’s …

NSF Awards $100K Grant to TWU Researchers to Increase STEM Recruitment in Indigenous Communities

Posted by Alex Edwards

A team of researchers at Texas Woman’s University in Denton have been awarded a $99,786 planning grant by the National Science Foundation for a project called “Transcending Barriers for Success.”

With the funding, the group aims to develop strategies that …

Desoto-Based Esposure is Building an Esports Learning Center for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department

Posted by Alexa Vickaryous

Desoto-based Esposure, an esports development platform created by and for the competitive gaming community, plans to build a new Esports Learning Center at the Texas Juvenile Justice Department’s Roanoke facility, McFadden Ranch.

The community initiative is the first sponsored project …

Capital One’s Bot Camp Equips North Texas Teachers and Students with Cutting Edge Curriculum

Posted by Capital One

When University of North Texas sophomore and elementary education major Abbie Sutton first heard about the opportunity to learn coding, she was intimidated but intrigued. She recalled someone telling her it’s like learning a foreign language—difficult at first, but worth

Fort Worth-Based TimelyMD Raises $60M to Grow Its Telehealth for Higher Education

Posted by Alex Edwards

Fort Worth-based TimelyMD, which lauds itself as the only full-service student-first telehealth provider, has received a $60 million investment from JMI Equity, a growth equity firm focused on software companies.

TimelyMD plans to use the funding to continue rapidly growing …

Blackstone Charitable Foundation Gives $5M to University of Texas Institutions to Expand Its Entrepreneurship Program

Posted by Alex Edwards

The Blackstone LaunchPad entrepreneurship program is officially expanding from two to eight campuses in the University of Texas System, a move that will bring critical access to resources, opportunities, and mentorship to a more diverse range of students.

The $5 …

A UT Dallas Graduate Student Creates First Rapid-Testing Sepsis Sensor

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

A University of Texas at Dallas graduate student has created a biosensor to detect the life threatening complication called sepsis in rapid time. Prior to this, there wasn’t a rapid-testing method for the condition.

Ambalika Tanak is a biomedical engineering …

Meet the Future 50: Dallas-Fort Worth Innovators and Disruptors You Need to Know in 2021

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Here are the innovators and disruptors who are blasting North Texas into the future.

Their secret weapon? The resilience that helped them conquer a rocky year and has them poised for 2021. They’ve scored big wins by hanging tough, doubling

Southwestern Medical Foundation/UTSW Cary Council Awards Grants to Three Early-Stage Researchers

Posted by Alex Edwards

The Cary Council, a joint organization of UT Southwestern and the Southwestern Medical Foundation, has named its three 2020 grant recipients who will work to further innovation in medicine in today’s critical times.

Members of the Cary Council raised around …

Dallas Innovates 2021: The Resilience Issue

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Quincy Preston and Duane Dankesreiter Dallas Innovates2020 was a year like no other. Dallas-Fort Worth faced a global pandemic, a recession, and social unrest that challenged our community to its core. Yet we’re still here—heads held high, guiding the way out, asking others to follow. We’re

A Baker’s Dozen: Dallas Innovates’ Most Popular Stories of 2020

Posted by Alex Edwards

2020 was anything but ordinary. As the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the world, life (and business) as we know it completely changed.

But that didn’t stop North Texans from proving their resilience. Over the course of COVID, we witnessed pivots, launches, …

Innovator Alert: Apply Now

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, award ceremonies, and available grants our innovators can apply for. Keep in mind that application information may change at any …

Empathic School Design Is Creating Healthier, More Resilient Communities

Posted by Quincy Preston

Through much of 2020, the bells didn’t ring. School was out, virtual learning was in. As districts look toward a new normal, architects are using bigger-picture thinking to build schools that can create transformational change. Designing the future of education,

EVERY LAST WORD 2020: The Archive

Posted by Quincy Preston

Here's "who said what" in Dallas Innovates Every Day.

You’ve found Dallas Innovates’ archive of Every Last Word, our collection of quotes from 2020. For the current edition, click here.  

Dallas Innovates publishes “The Last Word” each day in the Dallas Innovates Every Day e-newsletter.  Make sure you …

UT Dallas Computer Scientists Create Video Game Mechanism To Detect Cheating

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

With funding from the National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Security Agency, IBM, and Hewlett-Packard Development Co., University of Texas at Dallas computer scientists were able to make a video game cheat detection mechanism. The team’s

HSC Invests $7M to Research Why African Americans Are at Greater Risk of Alzheimer’s

Posted by Alex Edwards

Fort Worth’s University of North Texas Health Science Center has today announced a $7 million investment to research why African Americans are at a greater biological risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Long-term, the goal is to develop new treatments that can

New North Texas Center for Mobility Technologies Will Fuel Innovation With Industry-University Collaborations

Posted by Dave Moore

In February 2020, Virgin Hyperloop went shopping for sites that would serve as its test track and assembly center.

In response, the Dallas Regional Chamber and the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) reached out to the Texas Research

SMU Awarded $1M in Research Grants to Advance Quantum-Related Cybersecurity

Posted by Alex Edwards

Dallas’ Southern Methodist University has received a huge new funding opportunity that is meant to advance the long-term goal of building quantum computing devices.

For the quantum-related research, more than $1 million in grants have been awarded by Anametric to …