STEM

Seeds 2 STEM Wins 2022 Pegasus Prize from The Dallas Foundation

by | Nov 16, 2022
Led by CEO Branden Williams, a former ninth-grade biology teacher, Seeds 2 STEM provides workshops and after-school programs in STEM education to underserved communities in Dallas-Fort Worth. "With the prize winnings, we're launching a workplace readiness app for high school kids," Williams told WFAA. "We want kids to have access to quality jobs and be prepared to take on livable wage jobs in the STEM space."
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Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Name STEM Center Executive Director
by | Nov 12, 2022

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas announced Jennifer Makins has been appointed as executive director of the STEM Center of Excellence at Camp Whispering Cedars, a year-round, hands-on learning environment that provides students from kindergarten through 12th grade with an opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through family events, girl-focused programs, and field trips....

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Dallas Philanthropist Lyda Hill Is One of Five Winners of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy
by | Aug 4, 2022
Dallas' Lyda Hill has been named one of five recipients of the 2022 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. She shares the philanthropic spotlight with four other "forces for positive change," including country music legend Dolly Parton.

An early donor of the research that led to the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, Hill believes that "science is the answer"—and has chosen to donate the entirety of her estate to philanthropy and scientific research. 
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AT&T, SMU Team Up to Turn Data Science Training into Employment Opportunities
Through a new collaboration that combines training with hand-on experience, Dallas-based AT&T aims to create a pipeline for SMU students to become its next employees through the new Data Science Scholars Program. One of its goals is creating more opportunities for women and underrepresented students. “Data science is a team sport,” said Mark Austin, AT&T’s VP for data science. who will help give the students challenges that are "bread-and-butter" to AT&T's own data science group.
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DI People: Frisco’s EDC, Vistra, Lennox International and More Make Moves

by | Mar 25, 2022
In this week's roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you'll also find news from Cicis, Complexity Gaming, Digit7, Design Connect Create, Vaxxinity, and more.
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West Dallas STEM School Inspires Toyota’s $110M ‘Driving Possibilities’ Program
by | Mar 3, 2022
The program is based on the success seen at the West Dallas Stem School—supported by around $5 million in donations from Toyota and a collaboration between Dallas ISD and SMU. Now Toyota is taking the STEM-focused educational model across the country, to help prepare students in pre-K through 12th grade for the workforce, while providing a variety of other community engagement activities.
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DI People: Techstars, Critical Start, VolunteerNow, Corganics, and More Make Moves
In this week's roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you'll also find news from the Richardson Chamber, PICKUP, BPS Technology, the Frontiers of Flight Museum, UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth, and Giving DNA. Plus, Governor Abbott appoints three North Texans to the Governor's Commission for Women.
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DFW Goes LEGO Crazy: From the Perot Museum to a 12-Year-Old Cedar Hill NASA Intern to a STEM-Loving Dallas Tech Star and More

by | Sep 16, 2021
Clack your way down this page to see the Perot Museum's LEGO skyscrapers; Arlington's viral, eye-popping LEGO city budget video; a 12-year-old LEGO-obsessed NASA intern prodigy; a "tech is sexy" Dallas native who starred on FOX TV's "LEGO Masters," and more!
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Leaders, Follow the Research: Students Can Catch Up After the Covid Learning Slump, SMU Experts Say
But don't speed past the basics, SMU education experts caution. Here's what their research tells us.
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Full STEAM Ahead: Texas Middle School Girls Experience Virtual Innovate(her) Conference
by | Mar 29, 2021
The Capital One and UT Dallas event brings together young female students with the goal of inspiring them to pursue their interests in fields such as science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. This year, new activities also taught attendees how to create logos for their personal brand and prepare for future job interviews.
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Toyota Motor North America Continues To Lead in R&D Patents Among Automakers
by | Feb 9, 2021
Toyota added 2,819 patents to its collection in 2020—up four percent from the previous year. The Plano-headquartered company says it invests over $1 million in emerging technology globally every hour.
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Microsoft To Partner with State and Local Leaders To Accelerate Digital Learning Across Texas

by | Oct 22, 2020
Microsoft and the Texas Education Agency are collaborating on digital skills programs statewide that tackle issues such as STEM engagement and talent pipeline growth.
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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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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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Toyota Launches Free Immersive Educational Hub Dedicated to Advanced Manufacturing
by | Sep 14, 2020
Visitors to the e-learning hub can explore careers in advanced manufacturing and STEM while taking virtual tours of some of Toyota's most important facilities.
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