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The Last Word: UT Dallas’ Dr. Joshua Summers on Tech That Harvests Water From the Air

With mega-droughts drying up lakes out west and "water wars" predicted in the world's future, having reliable access to water is becoming more and more vital. A team at UT Dallas led by Dr. Xianming “Simon” Dai is doing something about it. They're working on a tech platform that could enable anyone to have "an affordable, portable device that could access water anywhere, anytime conceivably using no external energy," according to the university.
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The Last Word: UTA’s Allison Sullivan on Winning a $490K NSF Grant for Her Software Update Study
Sullivan, an assistant professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department at UT Arlington, was recently awarded a three-year, $490,000 grant from the National Science Foundation "to explore testing software updates without testing unchanged parts of the code."
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Follow the Money: BILT Gets $1.7M Air Force Grant for 3D Instructions App, PGA of America Invests in Golf Innovation, and More
by | Jul 25, 2022
Plus, Fort Worth's Harvest Returns raises new fund; new Ryan acquisition makes 2022 its most active M&A year; OpTic Gaming acquires Dallas chatbot startup; Dallas legal education firm boosts digital content library; and Fort Worth's Novaria Group acquires firm with giant aerospace clients.
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Qualia Oto Lands New Funding for Its Mission to Restore Hearing in Patients
by | Jul 20, 2022
UT Dallas-based Qualia Oto is developing the next generation of cochlear implants, and has announced closing a Series A preferred round of around $1.64 million. Unlike typical cochlear implants that use bundles of wires attached to a receiver to stimulate the auditory nerve, Qualia Oto’s implant uses thin-film electrode arrays embedded in a polymer, allowing for more contact with the inner ear. That translates to a higher quality and range of sounds that are able to be transmitted.
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SMU Study Uses Drones and Machine Learning to Find ‘Infrastructure Desert’ Neighborhoods in Dallas

by | Feb 22, 2022
The study by a team of SMU civil engineering researchers was supported by a five-year, $584,000 National Science Foundation grant. The team hopes that their study will lead to equitable improvements in the identified neighborhoods—with better groceries, internet access, noise walls, crosswalks, hospital access, bike trails, and more.
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NSF Awards $100K Grant to TWU Researchers to Increase STEM Recruitment in Indigenous Communities
by | Jan 28, 2021
The project will look at the particular challenges Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Native Pacific Islander students face. The research team plans to develop strategies to recruit and retain more Indigenous students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.
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Discovery: UTA Seeks Best Way to Recycle Fracking Wastewater; UNT Professor Tackles Global Food Insecurity
by | Aug 16, 2019
You’ll also find out about research at UT Southwestern that suggests timing and dosage changes might have a positive effect in treating some cancers in this roundup of research and development activity in North Texas.
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TWU Receives Nearly $1M Grant to Bolster Education in STEM Fields
by | Jul 31, 2019
The National Science Foundation grant will back the Scholarships, Teams and Research (TWU STAR) project aimed at increasing undergraduate engagement, retention, and graduation in STEM-related fields.
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Discovery: Caching In to Speed up Data Access; Prof Studies Cochlear Implants & Literacy

by | Aug 10, 2018
Also, UT Southwestern makes discoveries in pediatric kidney cancer. Here are some of the research projects underway in North Texas aimed at making our lives better.
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Discovery: Researchers Tackle Skin Diseases, UNTHSC Library Gets $6.4M, Galderma Publishes Acne Study
by | May 11, 2018
Plus, a local researcher is looking at how media coverage affects public perception of the court system. Find out more in the weekly roundup of research and development in Dallas-Fort Worth.
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UTA Developing Assistive Technologies Program With $381K Grant
by | Apr 18, 2018
The program will teach undergraduate students, particularly minority and female students with disabilities, how to design the assistive technology.
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Boost to Education: Cognizant Gives $100M for STEM, American Airlines Awards Grants for Flight Instruction
by | Feb 13, 2018
North Texas educational institutions receive financial backing for their programs from foundations and businesses.
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The Eyes Have it: Researcher to Use Frogs in Vision Study

by | Aug 1, 2017
A $714,992 National Science Foundation Division of Environmental Biology grant supports the study that will use frogs to help take a leap forward in understanding how organisms can adapt to varying environments.
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Workshop to Look at Advanced Manufacturing in Aerospace
by | Jul 11, 2017
The workshop was made possible by a $75,000 grant from the National Science Foundation and $25,000 from the University of Texas at Arlington.
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Collin College Awarded Nearly
$4M Grant for Tech Research
by | May 8, 2017
The money will help support the school's research in information technology and cyber security at its Convergence Technology Center.
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Smart Cities Reverse Pitch Focuses on Community Needs
by | Feb 20, 2017
The city of Richardson is one of 22 cities in the program, and one of nine that has accepted the "smart gigabit city" app development challenge.
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