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Metroplex Civic & Business Association, Building Partnerships Today for A Better DFW Tomorrow
The MCBA helps businesses and their employees become more connected to their communities, so both they and the region continue to thrive.
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State of Public Education Is the Biggest Challenge Facing Texas
by | Nov 2, 2021
"It's larger than every other problem that we face, probably combined," says Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath. The long-term economic impact of pandemic-driven learning loss in Texas could total as much as $2 trillion.

An expert panel discusses the challenges—and what's being done about it.
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Dallas-Based Edutainment Startup Banneky Has a New Way to Promote Diversity in STEM Careers 

by | Jun 24, 2021
The new tech education platform, Banneky.com, is hosting a six-hour virtual event on June 26 in collaboration with Warner Bros. Pictures and Microsoft to promote diversity and inspire youth to pursue STEM careers in tech, gaming, and entertainment.
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A UT Southwestern Machine Learning Algorithm Finds COVID-19 Cases Significantly Higher Than Reported
by | Feb 8, 2021
Researchers in the Lyda Hill Department of Bioinformatics have estimated that the amount of COVID-19 cases is nearly triple those confirmed in the U.S.
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ICYMI 2020: The Q3-Q4 Archives

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Tuesday, Dec. 22

THREE THINGS

⓵ EXPANSION: About a year after making its debut in Fort Worth, Air Pros USA is expanding its North Texas footprint with a new office in Plano....

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UT Dallas Computer Scientists Create Video Game Mechanism To Detect Cheating
by | Dec 22, 2020
Using popular video game Counter-Strike, researchers have created a cheat detection mechanism that can be used in a variety of games. The research is especially important as it has the potential to affect the near $1 billion esports industry.
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Debate Recap: Allred, Collins Spar on COVID-19 Relief, Trade Policy, Public Education, and More

by | Oct 28, 2020
In the race for Texas’ 32nd Congressional District, the 2020 General Election pits first-term Congressman Colin Allred, who serves on the Transportation & Infrastructure, Foreign Affairs, and Veteran Affairs Committees, against Republican challenger Genevieve Collins, a seventh-generation Texan who leads corporate strategy for Istation, a Dallas-based education technology firm.
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Mayor’s Star Council Announces Its 2020-21 Class of Emerging Leaders
by | Oct 26, 2020
This year, 40 young Dallas professionals in eight areas of cultural and industry influence were picked to join the Mayor's Star Council. Here's a look at MSC's ninth class, dubbed #Redefine9.
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Microsoft To Partner with State and Local Leaders To Accelerate Digital Learning Across Texas
by | Oct 22, 2020
Microsoft and the Texas Education Agency are collaborating on digital skills programs statewide that tackle issues such as STEM engagement and talent pipeline growth.
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TWU Biology Team Granted a Patent for Anti-Cancer Compounds That Could Save Lives

by | Oct 15, 2020
The novel invention from researchers at Texas Woman’s University in Denton could greatly contribute to cancer treatment research. The compounds can prevent the growth of breast, lung, and colon cancer cells.
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UTSW Scientist: ‘We Need More Women Thinking Creatively in the Lab and Pushing Science Forward’
by | Oct 8, 2020
This year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry, awarded to two female scientists for the development of CRISPR as a gene-editing tool, is a revolution, according to a pair of UTSW scientists. UTSW's Eric Olson and Rhonda Bassel-Duby use the technology in their work to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Olson also is the co-founder of biotech Exonics Therapeutics, which exited last year in a deal roughly valued at $1B.
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UNT to Advance 3D Printing for Automobiles Through a $1.5M Department of Energy Grant
by | Oct 6, 2020
University of North Texas researchers received more than $400,000 of the $1.5 million grant to develop a 3D printed material equipped with embedded sensors for use in car structures.
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Meet the 19-Year-Old Texas Native Who Went Viral on TikTok With Advanced Science Videos
by | Oct 1, 2020
Known to 500K fans by @Mags4Science, Maggie Burruss is working to pioneer the idea that STEM is for everybody, no matter your education, identity, or background.
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