Posts Tagged ‘students’

DIA’s Case Study Shows Smart Cities Living Lab’s Positive Impact

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

The first phase of the Smart Cities Living Lab program in the West End Historic District had a positive impact on the neighborhood in downtown Dallas, according to the year-end case study released Thursday by The Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA).

A World of Opportunities Awaits These Toyota Scholarship Recipients

Posted by Toyota Motor North America

It’s the rush when the car first takes to the road after the assembly line. Or the tears of hope when a partially-paralyzed family member walks again. Toyota Scholars’ Day presented by Toyota Financial Services in June was about these …

Dollars for Good: UTA Gets $1.5M NSF Grant, TI Grant Focuses on STEM, UNT Library Innovation Grant Awarded,

Posted by Rachel Linch


The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program at the University of Texas at Arlington has been awarded a $1.5 million grant by the National Science Foundation.

The …

Grit, Mentorships, Grade Monitoring Elevate Students Via ScholarShot

Posted by Dave Moore

The college admissions system is often access-oriented, geared toward pulling young students in, whether they have the academic or financial resources or not, leaving them tens of thousands of dollars in debt — often without the degrees they sought.…

UTD Entrepreneurs Earn
Texas Business Hall of Fame Scholarships

Posted by Jeanne Spreier

UTDallas_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Gold Founding SponsorThree students from The University of Texas at Dallas  have each won a $15,000 scholarship from the Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation. Recipients were selected based on their entrepreneurial aspirations, leadership qualities and academic credentials.


Dallas ISD’s IDEA Tackles Students’ Emotional Well-being Along With Academics

Posted by Lance Murray

The Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship Academy is a unique Dallas public school that has a startup vibe and focuses not only academics, but the emotional well-being of its students.

Called IDEA for short, the school recently was featured in EdSurge

UNT Computer Science Curriculum Helps Visually Impaired Students Learn

Posted by Julia Falcon

University of North Texas professor Stephanie Ludi has developed a curriculum specifically designed to help visually impaired students learn computer science skills. 

Most computer science programs currently in practice favor being able to see, Ludi said. Being visually impaired herself, …

Paul Quinn Earns U.S. Work College Designation

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas’ Paul Quinn College has added a couple of firsts to its resume by being the first urban and first historically black college in the nation to be named a Work College by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Dallas Library Gets $5K Grant for STEAM Programming

Posted by Lance Murray

The Dallas Public Library will continue to hold science, technology, engineering, arts, and math programs at five of its branches thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Association for Library Service to Children.

The library system was one of 12 …

Booster Fuels, UTD Partner on Campus Fuel Delivery

Posted by Lance Murray

The University of Texas at Dallas and Booster Fuels are partnering to bring the on-demand gas delivery service to the campus in Richardson.

Booster’s service will allow students, faculty, and staff to have their vehicles gassed up while they are …

Axxess: Nurturing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Posted by John Olajide

As a graduate of University of Texas at Dallas, it is always inspiring to return to campus to support the next generation. There has been tremendous growth and evolution since I graduated 12 years ago, but one thing that …

Twelve Oaks Catering: Healthy Fare for Those Who Need It Most

Posted by Vanessa McGrady

How does maple-roasted chicken or a pizza made with a garlic-brushed whole grain crust sound for lunch? Pretty good, right? You might be surprised to know that those are just a couple of offerings from the Twelve Oaks Catering school …

Business Clients Put UNT Student Consultants to the Test

Posted by UNT


The idea came to Michael Ingle at 3 a.m. as he lay on his bare mattress waiting for his sheets to dry after a late night of laundry.

Consumed with thoughts …

UTD Student Startups Reach Funding Goals

Posted by Maggie Barton


Students at the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas at Dallas launched crowdfunding campaigns this semester to get cash toward their business ideas.

Three student startups — Icing Aid, …

Innovative Partnership Opens Doors for Dallas Students

Posted by Miguel Solis

One of the main goals of Dallas ISD is to graduate students who are college and career ready. For many of us, this means ensuring that our young people have obtained the best K-12 instruction and support possible to allow …

Put a Fiddler on Your Roof

Posted by Sarah Bennett

When you hear the word “fiddler,” chances are you think of a folksy violinist or perhaps even a particular hit musical — not a domestic wind turbine invented by college students. But that’s the name of the device developed by …

LEAP Into School Rekindles Program’s Success

Posted by Tara Nieuwesteeg

In the early ‘90s, Texas Instruments Foundation had a problem. Simply put, the young children in their beneficiary Head Start programs weren’t ready for school. The kids didn’t perform well in kindergarten testing and showed a distinct lack of “academic …

Art Buddies Program Aims to Inspire Children by Showing What’s Possible

Posted by Tara Nieuwesteeg

Phrases like these are quoted so often they’re practically clichés: Children are the world’s most precious resource. Children are our hope for the future. Empowering kids is the best way to ensure their future success.

These are just lofty ways …

Mind Glass: Taking a Look at the Winners of Verizon’s 2015 Innovative App Challenge

Posted by Verizon

It’s telling from the education headlines today that stagnant interest and proficiency in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) amongst U.S. students is a major problem. According to the National Math + Science Initiative, STEM jobs are expected to …

A New Kind of Education

Posted by Neal Smatresk

When I meet industry leaders, the conversation usually turns to what kinds of skills they need in college graduates. As a university president, I want to make sure we’re preparing our graduates to be workforce ready from day one.

No …