Posts Tagged ‘engineering’

R&D: SMU Gets $5M From Templetons for Engineering Research, UTA Patents ‘Smart Cushion’

Posted by Lance Murray

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchEvery week, we pore through press releases and websites doing a little research of our own. We’re looking for scientists, professors, engineers, entrepreneurs—anybody, really—engaging in research and development across North Texas.

There’s plenty of good work being done. If you …

Irving’s Fluor Teams with IBM for Watson AI-Powered Megaprojects

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Irving-based Fluor Corp. announced a partnership with IBM to use the tech giant’s Watson artificial intelligence (AI) platform to create two diagnostic systems that help manage construction megaprojects in business sectors such as energy and chemicals, and mining and metals.

Discovery: New Tool Helps Assess Heart Attack Risk, Young TCU Geniuses Busting Myths

Posted by Lance Murray

UTSW RESEARCH TEAM LEADS ASTRO-CHARM DEVELOPMENT

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchWhat are your risks for a heart attack? A tool developed by a team of researchers led by cardiologiest at UT Southwestern Medical Center may be able to more accurately predict which people in

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 Millennial Club Shows Students Science’s Fun Side at Celebrate STEM in the Park

Posted by Rachel Linch

Standing in the middle of Klyde Warren Park on Saturday, 10-year-old Grace Raby picked up another colored bead to complete her handmade suncatcher. Music filled the air as she held up her creation with a big smile on her face,

Discovery: Study Examines Blood Test for Alzheimer’s; AgriLife Probes Plant Disease Resistance

Posted by Lance Murray

UNTHSC BEGINS STUDY OF BLOOD TEST FOR ALZHEIMER’S

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchA three-year study at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth will examine the viability of a simple blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease.

It’s the first study …

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 …

STEM-focused Walking Tours Pick Up Stride in Dallas Area

Posted by Meredith McGrath

The walkSTEM program, an initiative launched by education nonprofit talkSTEM last year, has expanded to reveal the breadth of math and science found in more everyday environments throughout the city.

The Dallas nonprofit’s first docent-led walks in 2017 navigated groups …

UTA Teams With Foxconn to Help Reduce iPhone Fraudulent Claims

Posted by Jeremy Agor

A partnership between a University of Texas at Arlington industrial engineering team and Foxconn, a global electronics manufacturer giant and primary supplier for iPhones, will reduce fraudulent replacement claims for iPhone repairs at its Fort Worth facility.

The team also …

Narrowing the Gender Gap: North Texas Groups Empowering Girls in STEM

Posted by Isabella Couture

The popular phrase “breaking the glass ceiling” has brought awareness to the issue of gender inequality in the workplace, primarily with regard to upper mobility and pay. But, with stereotypes firmly in place, gender inequality also exists in terms of

North Texans Engineer Edible Art on New Food Network Show

Posted by Heather Noel

A new show on Food Network is putting the cake decorating skills of North Texas bakeries on display to the world.

These creations from local bakeries are anything but “a piece of cake,” as the saying goes.

“I feel like

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 …

Discovery: Finding Lung Cancer Therapies, 1 Compound at a Time; UTD Team Creates Better Smartphone Battery

Posted by Lance Murray

Scientists and researchers across DFW are making discoveries that improve our lives every day. Here are some of the stories.


UT SOUTHWESTERN IDs COMPOUNDS WITH LUNG CANCER THERAPY POTENTIAL

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchResearchers at UT Southwestern Simmons Cancer Center have identified 170 out

IOT: Jacobs Builds Predictive Partnership With Atos, Receives Industry Awards

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Jacobs Engineering Group, a Dallas-based global provider of technical, professional, and scientific services, has announced a partnership with international digital transformation company Atos.

The deal will bring data capture and analysis through predictive, condition-based maintenance and field services optimization solutions …

East Coast Engineering Firm Opens Office in Plano

Posted by Taylor Lowder

Civil engineering and technology firm Timmons Group is opening its first Texas office in Plano. 

The Virginia-based company recently signed an agreement to operate in Legacy Town Center III on Tennyson Parkway. The sublease was negotiated by JLL.

“Establishing a

Dallas Engineering Group Seeking Area’s ‘Hidden Figures’ in STEM

Posted by Heather Noel

The Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the National Society Black Engineers is once again recognizing “Hidden Figures” in the area’s science, technology, engineering, and math fields.

The engineering professionals group launched the awards last year to shine a light on Dallas …

SMU, UTA Profs Named National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Posted by Lance Murray

Two North Texas university professors have been named as fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional honor given to academic inventors.

Bruce Gnade, executive director of the Hart Center for Engineering Leadership and clinical professor within …

Plano Game Developer Calls Upon STEM ‘Superheroes’ in New Card Game

Posted by Heather Noel

A Plano game developer is hoping its new card game will offer a fun way for young learners to get engaged in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and show that not all superheroes wear capes. 

From physicist and mathematician Isaac …

Junior League of Dallas Announces Recipients of ‘Innovative Teaching’ Grants

Posted by Jewels Clark

Junior League of Dallas is helping educators bring fun and educational projects to life through its signature grant program.

JLD recently awarded grants totaling $123,307 to 69 Dallas ISD educators through its Grants For Innovative Teaching program.

The grants go …

Startup Catches Eye of Billionaire Mark Cuban by Email Pitch

Posted by Jewels Clark

Factmata managed to land an investment from Dallas billionaire Mark Cuban by means of sending an email pitch.

The British anti-fake-news startup focused on eliminating misinformation problems that exist on the web through artificial intelligence, has completed it’s seed round