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Girl Scout Summer Camp Introduces Young Women to Pharmaceutical Careers

Posted by Mallory Houser

Fifteen-year-old Celeste Wang and 16-year-old Victoria Taylor aren’t afraid of a little competition from their fellow male classmates, especially when it comes to subjects like math and science.

“I actually like that more, the competitive nature,” Wang said. “I’m like, …

DFW Ranked Among Top ‘Green’ Office Markets in U.S.

Posted by Chloe Bennett

In a recent study of environmentally-friendly cities, Dallas-Fort Worth placed No. 17 on a list of the top 30 “green” office markets in the U.S.

According to CBRE’s fourth annual Green Building Adoption Index, 31.7 percent of office spaces …

On Tap: Disney Institute, Ritz-Carlton Happy Hour & Net Worth

Posted by Dallas Innovates

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. As always, events may change at any time, so check the event …

McKinney Teacher Creates First Texas Latino Comic Con

Posted by Chloe Bennett

For the first time in comic con history, Dallas will be home to a convention with a mission to represent its large Latino population.

The free July 29 event at the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas will include local comic …

Dallas Team 1 of 8 Moving on in Literacy XPRIZE Contest

Posted by Heather Noel

A Dallas team has been named as one of eight semifinalists in the Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE competition.

PeopleForWords — made up of members from Southern Methodist University Guildhall, SMU Simmons School of Education and Human Development, and …

Dallas Strong Benefit Concert Set
for Memorial Weekend 2018

Posted by Mallory Houser

Plans are underway for a music festival honoring the five Dallas police officers who were killed July 7, 2016. 

Zak Chaouki was inspired to create the Dallas Strong Music Festival after watching the news unfold last year.

“I sat on …

West Dallas Program Readies Young Adults for Health Careers

Posted by Heather Noel

West Dallas resident and Army veteran Reon Thomas has held many jobs — packager, restaurant server, security worker — but none resonated with him or gave him opportunities for career growth to support his budding family, he said.

Through a …

ESD Grad to Deliver Personal Memories Via Google Earth Tech

Posted by Chloe Bennett

An Episcopal School of Dallas graduate is working to send senior citizens back in time with the squeeze of a teddy bear.

Natalie Monger, who is now a student at University of Southern California, caught the attention of Google’s Liquid

The Next Wave of Impact Investing in Dallas: MRIs and PRIs

Posted by Jonathan Blum

Polsinelli_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Silver Founding SponsorDallas is in the midst of an innovation renaissance. With incubators and accelerators seemingly in almost every neighborhood, the market is flooded with investment opportunities.

That said, there’s only so much venture capital to go around, and many worthwhile startups …

Collin County Moms Combating Hunger by Delivering Farm Fresh Produce to Those in Need

Posted by Chloe Bennett

Three Collin County women are putting their green thumbs to work by growing fresh food for local food pantries and shelters.

McKinney’s Carissa Bleeker along with New Hope residents, Taylor Stone and Michelle McCarley, created farm-to-fork donation service, McKinney Roots