Posts Tagged ‘education’

29 Acres to Fill a ‘Need in North Texas’ with Innovative Autism Community

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Nonprofit organization 29 Acres is working to bring a supported living community, complete with a “state-of-the-art technology platform” and an 8,000 square-foot community center” to Denton County by 2020.

Last year, Dallas Innovates told you about the Dallas couple behind

10,000 Small Businesses Grads Outperform Peers in Revenue, Job Growth: Impact Report

Posted by Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses DCCCD

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a Dallas Innovates is Silver SponsorA new report form Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses shows participating entrepreneurs continue to add jobs and revenue, receive external funding more frequently, and take their businesses to the next level.

The fourth edition Babson College report on 10,000 Small

Cultivating the Next Generation:
The Kidpreneur Expo and The DFW Children’s Business Fair

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Calling all kids with big dreams — these events, both on Nov. 17, offer kids the chance to pitch their business ideas, earn mentorship opportunities, and more.

The Kidpreneur Expo

This one-day event gives kids a chance to meet other …

Educator to EdTech CEO: Edmentum’s Jamie Candee Talks Converging Career Paths

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Edmentum partners with over 330 schools in Dallas-Fort Worth and has 170 employees based in its Richardson, TX co-headquarters alone. With Jamie Candee leading this education technology company, it’s easy to see why it’s making such an impact in Texas

Global Kitchen: UNT Students Take Culinary Journey In Chef-Led Class

Posted by Lesa Roe

University of North Texas Dallas Innovates Silver SponsorA new class at the University of North Texas is teaching students about the world’s vast variety of foods in a unique way.

The Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management’s “Global Kitchen: A Culinary Journey” course takes UNT students through …

TCU Announces New Neeley Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Posted by Alex Edwards

TCU students called out, and their university answered — bringing to campus the Neeley Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Formerly the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center, the upgrade comes from students, staff, and the community demanding more access to opportunity. In a …

Innovation Incubator: UNT Health Science Center Set to Open 173,000 Square-Foot Research Facility

Posted by Lesa Roe

University of North Texas Dallas Innovates Silver SponsorAnticipation and excitement continue to grow as move-in day approaches for the Interdisciplinary Research and Education Building in Fort Worth. This five-story building will be the home of the University of North Texas System College of Pharmacy, the Texas Christian

DHA Selects New Advisory Board for its Opportunity Rising Foundation

Posted by Blair Welch

The Dallas-based Opportunity Rising Foundation has a single goal in mind: to help lift low-income residents out of poverty through the power of education. In order to do just that, last month the DHA selected a new advisory board of

Hip Hop Architecture Camp Will Help Kids Find Their Rhythm in Dallas

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Hip Hop Architecture is more than just a hub for hip-hop musicit’s the chance for students to march to the beat of their own creative drums.

The idea began with a TED Talk by Detroit-based architect Mike Ford, …

Bringing Education Outdoors: Dallas Arboretum Receives $50,000 for STEM Education Program

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden encourages students to learn outside of the classroom with an innovative STEM Education program. 

More than 100,000 students are taught by the Arboretum Education team each year and their education program is about to …

Hollman Inc. CEO Launches Education Initiative, Pays for Employees and Their Families to Attend College

Posted by Alex Edwards

It doesn’t matter if an employee at Hollman Inc. wants to study photography, gym, nursing, or anything else unrelated to the locker manufacturing company, because CEO Travis Hollman is going to support it—and he’s going to pay for it, too.

Dallas’ Paul Quinn Breaking Ground on 1st New On-Campus Building in 40 Years

Posted by Lance Murray

Paul Quinn College will break ground Friday on its first new building on campus in 40 years — the Trammell S. Crow Living and Learning Center.

Groundbreaking will take place at 11 a.m. at the college’s campus at 3837 Simpson …

Dollars for Good: TWU Gets Record $10M Gift & Mavs Foundation Creates Computer Lab for Homeless Parents

Posted by Heather Noel

GRANTS/ FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

TWU GETS RECORD $10M GIFT FROM FRISCO BUSINESSWOMAN

Texas Woman’s University received an historic donation of more than $10 million last week from Frisco businesswoman Mary L.A. Stanton.

The university said Stanton’s gift marked the single largest …

Three Ways Education Design Can Further Establish Dallas as a Hub for Innovation

Posted by Holly Ragan

An exciting new report from the Dallas Regional Chamber, Southern Methodist University, Accenture, and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas analyzes the city’s innovation economy and offers recommendations for actions to accelerate its growth.

To fuel this push, the DFW Regional

Dallas Inventor Gives Gardening a Technology Makeover With Mini Smart Terrarium

Posted by Rachel Linch

A Dallas startup is bringing gardening beyond a backyard endeavor with a miniature terrarium that can support growing plants in the workplace to the living room and anywhere in between.

Outfitted with water sensors and sun-syncing lights, the 4-inch by …

A Slippery Slope: Area Nonprofits Collaborate to Address Summer Slide

Posted by Dr. Ken Helvey

Lauren Watts, a Plano area high school sophomore and Girl Scout Senior, aspires to enter the medical field. Eager to connect to an opportunity that would help her to better understand her desired profession, she signed up for a pediatric …

Robotics Contest Getting a Reboot for Denton Students

Posted by Lance Murray

After a five-year hiatus, DC BEST is on its way back.

The name is an acronym for Denton County’s Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology Robotics competition, a six-week extracurricular robotics contest in the fall for Denton County middle and high …

United Way’s 2019 GroundFloor Fellows Are Largest Class Yet

Posted by Rachel Linch

The largest class of 2019 GroundFloor fellows has been announced, and they are planning to bring big, diverse social change to the North Texas community.

The purpose of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ GroundFloor program is to help early-stage …

NASA Engineer Lesa Roe Bringing Pioneering Spirit to UNT System

Posted by Heather Noel

One thing NASA veteran Lesa Roe has learned six months into her role as the first female chancellor of the University of North Texas System — higher education is not all that different from working for America’s space agency.  

“Quite …

Recipe for Learning: SMU Professor Writes Book on Entrepreneurship Education

Posted by Heather Noel

Southern Methodist University professor Jim Hart hopes to give other educators the dynamic tools needed to boost their entrepreneurial instruction.

In his new book, “Classroom Exercises for Entrepreneurship: A Cross-disciplinary Approach,” Hart lays out 65 experiential lessons he’s …