Posts Tagged ‘science’

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

Discovery: Manatees Rescued, Top Analytical Scientists, Changing the Laws of Physics?

Posted by Lance Murray

DALLAS WORLD AQUARIUM SAVES AMAZONIA MANATEES

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchA team of veterinarians, biologists, and conservationists from The Dallas World Aquarium’s manatee project reached a milestone recently with the release of five rehabilitated Amazonian manatees into their natural environment.

The release occurred near …

9 North Texas Students Among Siemens Regional Finalists

Posted by Lance Murray

Nine North Texas high school students are among the 101 regional finalists in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, one of the premier research competitions for high school students in the nation.

Regional finalists were chose from a

Discovery: PTSD Treatment, Ancient Humans, Breast Cancer & $12M for Pediatric Research

Posted by Lance Murray

ANCIENT HUNTER GATHERERS CREATED NETWORKS TO MINIMIZE INBREEDING

At least 34,000 years ago, human hunter-gatherer groups minimized inbreeding by developing sophisticated social and mating networks.

That’s according to a new study conducted by an international team of academics that included …

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 …

Discovery: Facial Recognition, Big Leaves, Journalism & Tech

Posted by Lance Murray

UTA SCIENTIST HELPS BUSINESS IMPROVE FACIAL RECOGNITION TECH

Facial recognition is becoming omnipresent in our society, particularly in security and law enforcement, and the tech sector is looking for more ways to capitalize on and improve the technology.

Vassilis Athitsos,