Posts Tagged ‘Southern Methodist University’

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 …

Toyota USA Foundation, SMU, DISD to Collaborate on West Dallas STEM School With $2M Grant

Posted by Lance Murray

A $2 million grant from Toyota USA Foundation will enable a collaboration between the foundation, the Dallas ISD, and Southern Methodist University to create a new, innovative STEM-focused school in West Dallas aimed at preparing today’s students for the jobs

Dallas Ed Tech Company Rolls Out Speech Recognition Tech

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Istation, a Dallas-based education technology company with a 20-year history, recently announced a partnership with Boulder Learning, Inc., to develop its Oral Reading Fluency and Listening Comprehension Program using Boulder Learning’s speech recognition technology.

“This will take what we have …

Innovation Study: DFW Should Embrace its Sprawl & Work Together to Propel its Growth, Identity as ‘Hub for Innovation’

Posted by Heather Noel

It’s said there’s power in numbers and as North Texas looks to accelerate the growth and success of its innovation economy it’s going to take a communitywide effort, according to a study released Thursday.

Startups, corporations, investors, universities, government, social …

Aronson Cello Festival Honors Late Cellist, SMU Instructor

Posted by Lance Murray

The sixth annual Aronson Cello Festival began Sunday at the Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts and continues through June 30 featuring all women cellists and musicians.

The festival honors the eastern European-American cellist and former SMU teacher …

SMU, LIFT Team Moving On in $7M Literacy XPRIZE Contest

Posted by Heather Noel

A literacy app for adult learners developed by Southern Methodist University and Dallas-based Literacy Instruction for Texas is moving forward in the $7 million Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE competition.

XPRIZE named the Dallas team, People ForWords, one of …

Meadows Prize Will Help CultureBank Develop New Arts Investment Model In Dallas

Posted by Lance Murray

The $35,000 Meadows Prize for 2018 will be awarded to CultureBank, a San Francisco-based initiative that will create a new investment model to support artistic enterprises in Dallas, the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University announced.

Awarded …

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 …

SMU Grad Launches B2B App for Wholesale Buyers

Posted by Taylor Lowder

Southern Methodist University graduate Chandler Helms is revolutionizing the way retail buyers go to wholesale markets.

Her new business-to-business app, Buyer’s Marque, puts everything boutiques and stores need in one place.

“It’s basically a digital platform for buyers to …

Reflections on Earth Day:
A Collection of Top Stories

Posted by Dallas Innovates

In honor of Earth Day on Sunday, we’re taking a look back at some of our past stories focused on the environment.

From renewable energy and sustainable wine growing to an artist’s plight to protect the ocean and a crowdfunding …

Change of Venue: SMU Guildhall Planning Move Away From Plano

Posted by Heather Noel

Southern Methodist University’s graduate program for game design is planning to relocate from Plano to the main Dallas campus by 2020.

The forthcoming move comes as the university has put its Plano campus on the market. Though days are numbered, …

Here’s Which North Texans You Should Watch for at SXSW

Posted by Dallas Innovates

The South by Southwest Conference and Festivals officially starts Friday, and although all the happenings are in Austin, there’ll be plenty of North Texas presence.

This year’s conference has 25 tracks covering areas such as the music and film industries …

2 DFW Students to Participate in SXSW Red Bull Launch Institute

Posted by Lance Murray

A couple of North Texas university students will participate in the Red Bull Launch Institute March 10 at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin.

The institute, which says it “give wings to collegiate entrepreneurs and their ideas,” will …

Making the World a Better Place: The Power of One Conference

Posted by Katie Kelton

Highlighting changemakers who are making a difference in the world will be the purpose of a new event coming up next week in Grapevine. 

The Power of One Conference seeks to “encourage conscious living by celebrating those who are living …

SMU Prof Receives Inaugural Art Entrepreneurship Award

Posted by Taylor Lowder

The Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education recently announced Southern Methodist University’s James Hart as the first recipient of its Sharon T. Alpi Award for Innovative Arts Entrepreneurship Pedagogy.

The $500 Sharon T. Alpi Award is given to an innovative educator …

Discovery: Aiding a Fragile Mussel, Trial Seeks Multiple Myeloma Patients, 3-D Universe

Posted by Lance Murray


A Dallas researcher is leading a team of Texas A&M AgriLife scientists working to better understand the ecology and taxonomy of the Texas hornshell mussel.

This month, the creature became …

SMU Law Students Create Apps to Help Legal Aid Lawyers

Posted by Taylor Lowder

Three teams of Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law students learned about new legal technologies and social justice in the fall semester as they designed apps help legal aid lawyers better serve their clients.

The school added the …

Master Minds:
North Texas Idea Generators

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

From startups changing the way we travel and how brands can tell stories to inventions bringing new solutions to the health care and wireless industries, these North Texas innovators are making a name for themselves. 

Best known for

Fueling Disruption:
Local Startups That Got Funding in 2017

Posted by Dallas Innovates

Funding rounds brought millions in capital from investors for North Texas startups.

Lantern Pharma

The cancer-fighting Dallas pharma raised $3.7 million in May from its Series A equity financing to continue its search for and testing of abandoned cancer drug.…

The Creatives:
Rise of the Makers

Posted by Jessica Elliott

In a time when Dallas-Fort Worth is an innovation hotspot luring mega companies, there are the entrepreneurial creators — the filmmakers, the designers, the musicians, the dancers, the artists, the architects — who are energizing the city in every realm.