Posts Tagged ‘education’

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

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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 …

Irving-based SER National to Host STEM Event for Students

Posted by Taylor Lowder

SER National, an Irving nonprofit geared toward improving education and employment for Hispanics and other underserved populations, will host its first Community Day event for students trying to plan their futures.

SER National invites high school and college students as …

CEO for a Day

Posted by Toyota Motor North America

“Fantastic choice! You’ve selected the C-HR! Now let’s help you finance that.”

Not what you’d expect to hear from a 6th-grade student, but taking on real-world jobs, even if for just a day, is part of the latest program being …

RoboKind’s New Robot Teaching Kids to Be Tomorrow’s Coders

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Jett makes an embarrassed face, then raises his arm in dramatic style like Shakespeare before breaking into a dance routine.

All the commands were fed into Jett, a two-foot tall robot, by elementary students at Pantego Christian Academy. They drag …

Changing the Narrative Through Education

Posted by Lesa Roe

University of North Texas Dallas Innovates Silver SponsorWhen it comes to my career, the foundation and bulk of my professional experience has been built on space and aeronautics. My three decades with NASA were truly amazing — I became the first woman director of NASA Langley Research …

EarthX: Coexisting With Nature, Mobile Greenhouse & Workplace Design

Posted by Taylor Lowder

EarthX, the world’s largest environmental festival, included exhibitors from a number of universities and other educational groups this past weekend at Fair Park in Dallas. 

Attendees could explore careers in science, technology, education, art, and math as well as learn …

Perot Museum Partners With Paleoanthropologist on Center to Study the Human Journey

Posted by Lance Murray

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science has formed a partnership with one of the world’s leading paleoanthropologists, positioning the Dallas museum as a center for the study of the origins of humankind — a center that will impact education

Education Track DSW18: Scenes from Mac’s Southside & Wild Detectives

Posted by Dallas Innovates

The education track at Dallas Startup Week explored topics in human-centered design, entrepreneurship education, and activating youth for social change.

Martha Bujanda, principal at Dallas ISD’s Thomas C. Marsh Preparatory Academy, posed the question during a Thursday event of whether …

Honor Courage Commitment, Linux Academy Partner for Veteran IT Training

Posted by Katie Kelton

In 1998, Cliff Sosamon left the Marine Corps to start his new life as a civilian — but something felt wrong.

“When we get out of the military, it’s like we hang up our identity,” Sosamon said.

“When we get