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Jacobs Chair and CEO Steve Demetriou

Jacobs Executive Chair Joins Arcosa’s Board as Independent Director

by | Feb 2, 2023

Well-known North Texas business executive Steven J. Demetriou has been elected as an independent board member by Arcosa Inc., a Dallas-based provider of infrastructure-related products and solutions.

Demetriou is executive chair of the board of Jacobs Solutions Inc., a Dallas-based global professional services company that designs and deploys technology-centric solutions for many of the world’s most complex challenges....

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Quantum Leap: UT Arlington’s $800K Research Project Pushes Boundaries in Quantum Science and Engineering
by | Dec 22, 2022
The highly competitive grant shows NSF’s willingness to expand the study of quantum information technology to universities that are aspiring to become major players in the field, said UTA professor Michael Vasilyeve, who will lead the project.

One purpose of the NSF's expansion program is to ensure a steady supply of skilled workers for the quantum information technology industry, which is constantly in need of more talent than is available.
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To the Moon and Back: How Dallas-Based Jacobs Supported the Artemis 1 Space Mission
by | Dec 12, 2022
Jacobs was part of the team that supported NASA on the Artemis 1 mission's 1.4-million-mile trip around the moon and back. The Orion spacecraft traveled farther than any space vehicle capable of safely transporting humans.

"With Orion's successful journey and safe return to earth, this historic mission has paved the way for a new era of scientific discovery and human exploration of deep space," Jacobs EVP Steve Arnette said.
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Plano Siemens HQ Expands Hiring as it Widens Applications for Digital Twin Tech
by | Aug 21, 2021
Siemens Digital Industries Software headquarters is hiring like gangbusters. Siemens CFO Timo Nentwich, who moved to Dallas from Berlin last October, says the company has moved far beyond enabling the designs of airplanes and cars, into analyzing entire manufacturing processes.

“Few people know that we’re running a large operation like this out of the Plano office,” the CFO said.
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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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Hypergiant Industries Brings on Former IBM General Manager Mohammed Farooq as Global CTO
by | Sep 22, 2020
Farooq will also join the Board of Directors and be the GM of Products at the Texas-based startup. The move is expected to set Hypergiant up for accelerated growth.
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Robotics Education and Competition Foundation Receives $750K from Texas Workforce Commission
by | Sep 16, 2020
The grant will be used to give thousands of Texas students access to robotics and STEM learning resources.
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Dallas Engineering Firm Presents $50,000 Gift for UT Dallas Diversity Scholars Program
by | Aug 5, 2020
Dallas-based engineering design, consulting, and professional services firm Mbroh Engineering's gift will create the first endowed scholarship for the Diversity Scholars Program at the University of Texas at Dallas.
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EnginSoft Expands its U.S. Headquarters in McKinney With a Grant From MEDC’s Innovation Fund

by | Jul 27, 2020
Engineering company EnginSoft is expanding its headquarters at Adriatica, a 45-acre mixed-use development inspired by a Croatian village. Driving EnginSoft's growth is the work it does for companies such as NASA, Xerox, Toyota, and more.
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Jacobs Demtrious COVID-19
COVID-19 Response: Jacobs Execs Take Pay Cut to Help Raise $1M, Company Realigns Federal Contracts
by | Mar 30, 2020
The engineering firm also has instituted a "maximum remote working environment" for its 55,000 employees worldwide.
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Discovery: SMU Team Propels Drone Communication Forward, UTA Professor Creates Sustainable City Simulations
by | Feb 28, 2020
In this weekly roundup of research and development activity in North Texas, you’ll also find out about a new collaboration between UNT and LaCore Labs that includes a $1 million gift.
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Vice President chief Caris Jacobs
DI People: Jacobs, Caris Life Sciences, Infogroup, and One Network Enterprises Make Leadership Moves
by | Feb 11, 2020
In this weekly roundup of leadership and executive moves by companies and organizations in North Texas, you’ll also find news from AspireHR, Rent-A-Center, Jones|Carter, and Kane Russell Coleman Logan.
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Discovery: Dallas Stats Show Low Rates of Depression, UTA Researcher Honored

by | Dec 6, 2019
In this weekly roundup of research and development activity in North Texas, you’ll also read about how Caris Life Sciences is offering a new tool to evaluate hereditary cancer risks.
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SMU gift
SMU Creates 8th Degree-Granting School with $100M Gift from Moody Foundation
by | Nov 12, 2019
SMU called the gift, the largest in its history, a transformational and historic moment that will boost its reputation as a research university.
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Texas Instruments Gives UT Dallas a $5M Gift for Early Career Faculty Endowment
by | Oct 29, 2019
The Texas Instruments Early Career Award in Electrical and Computer Engineering is aimed at helping to attract and retain promising scholars with the potential to become leaders in new and emerging research fields. 
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Burns & McDonnell Fort Worth
Burns & McDonnell Meets Growth Needs With Fort Worth Office Expansion
by | Sep 24, 2019
The 100-percent employee-owned engineering, architecture, and construction firm said it has grown by 20 percent in North Texas this year.
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