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‘Fablets’ and More: How SMU Snagged Lead Agency Role in Federal Texoma Semiconductor Tech Hub
On Monday, the Biden administration unveiled 31 U.S. Tech Hubs in the U.S., including the SMU-led Texoma Semiconductor Hub. Here's a deep dive into how Dallas landed its second federal tech hub in two months, who's involved, and what it could mean for the region.
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UT Dallas Hosts Largest-Ever GCEC Conference, Wins ‘Entrepreneurial Leadership’ Honor for Innovation Institute
by | Oct 18, 2023
The annual conference of the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers featured more than 700 leaders from universities around the world taking part in more than 140 breakout sessions. More than a year and a half in the making, it saw the presentation of honors and awards to 12 universities—including a key honor for UTD's Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which hosted the event.
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The Last Word: UTD’s Dr. Shalini Prasad on the THC Level Rapid Test Her Team Developed
by | Oct 16, 2023
We told you last month about CannibiSenS, the hand-held rapid saliva test developed by Prasad and her team at UT Dallas. The device can measure THC levels with 94% accuracy, the team says. According to the researchers, the “electrochemical sensor” is more sensitive than over-the-counter tests, which typically can detect THC but don’t determine its concentration.
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New Handheld Device Can Rapid Test THC Levels in Saliva With 94% Accuracy, UTD Bioengineers Say

by | Sep 22, 2023
Called CannibiSenS, the device can distinguish between THC and CBD. Unlike over-the-counter tests that can detect THC but aren't able to determine its concentration, this device can measure THC levels with 94% accuracy, the UTD team says, reducing "false positive" tests. See who could potentially use the device—and why.
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Defense Department Awards $30M to Create UT Dallas ‘Energy Storage Systems Campus’
by | Sep 18, 2023
The $30 million UTD-led project aims "to accelerate the transition and scaling of next-generation batteries," while reducing dependence on scarce critical materials. Led by UTD biology professor Dr. Kyeongjae Cho, the initiative will include the construction of a new research facility at the Richardson IQ.
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2023 RevTech Summit: Driving Innovation, Collaboration, and Community
by | Sep 11, 2023
RevTech announced it will team up with investor Laura Baldwin to launch a dedicated fund supporting female entrepreneurs. Dallas-based brand The Citizenry also revealed its further expansion into brick-and-mortar, with a debut location set for Stonebriar Mall in Frisco this fall.
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A ‘Deep Space’ Multisensory Installation Is Coming to Richardson
by | Aug 15, 2023
"Sensing Deep Space: Pandora's Cluster" will take people on an artistic journey to a galactic collision 4 billion light years away—with a little help from the SciArt Exchange, UT Dallas, an Australian composer and audiovisual artist, and others.
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The Last Word: UTD’s Shalini Prasad on How High-Tech Soil Sensors Can Help Gardeners and Farmers

by | Jul 20, 2023
"This is the equivalent of having a wearable health sensor on your body that tells you in real-time what’s happening," Prasad said. "Think of it as a wearable for the soil."
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UT Dallas and SF-Based Simplilearn to Launch Cloud-Computing Bootcamp for Digital Workforce
by | Jul 18, 2023
The collaboration between UT Dallas and Simplilearn will introduce a 24-week online training program in cloud computing. Aiming to address a growing demand for skilled tech professionals, the virtual bootcamp requires no prior professional experience.
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The Last Word: Macrocyclics Founder Dr. A. Dean Sherry on His Company’s Impact on Nuclear Medicine
A holder of 34 patents, Sherry was a pioneer in designing molecular materials for use in medical imaging. His work on chemicals called macrocyclic ligands led to their use in carrying "a payload of metallic radiotherapeutic compounds that can kill cancer cells on contact, while the outside molecular structure can be designed to bind to a specific protein that ensures precise delivery to only diseased tissue," Amanda Siegfried writes in UT Dallas Magazine.
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FC Dallas Foundation – STEAM FC is one of the 2023 grant recipients. The FC Dallas Foundation, Frisco Independent School District, and the National Soccer Hall of Fame formally launched STEAM FC powered by NEC in 2019. [File photo: FC Dallas Foundation screenshot]
NEC Foundation of America Announces More Than $500K in 2023 Grants
Irving-based NEC Foundation of America, the charitable giving fund of the NEC Corporation of America, has announced its 2023 grant recipients. With the grants, the foundation is dedicating more than $500,000 to Dallas-area schools and non-profit programs. See who got the grants—and how they're making a difference in Dallas and beyond.
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The Last Word: Omni Hotel’s Ruth Andrews on UTD Students’ Animations for Dallas Arts Month

by | Apr 19, 2023
To celebrate Dallas Arts Month, the Omni Dallas Hotel is displaying 16 animations by UTD Projection Mapping Lab students on select nights through the end of the April, from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.
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The Last Word: Dr. Kangkook Jee on How UTD Students Are Making Their Mark in National Competitions
From an NSA Codebreaker Challenge to an offshore wind farm competition to one of the world's toughest-to-crack mathematics competitions, UT Dallas teams keep showing up and making the mark.
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The Last Word: UTD’s Dale MacDonald on How AI Chatbots Could Impact Your Job
by | Mar 29, 2023
MacDonald was part of a panel discussion at UT Dallas, in partnership with The Dallas Morning News, aimed at clearing up misconceptions about ChatGPT, the AI chatbot that’s gone viral. The panel featured four UTD scientists—Xinya Du, Gopal Gupta, Dale MacDonald, and Jessica Ouyang—and was moderated by Adithi Ramakrishnan, science reporter at the DMN.
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The Last Word: UTD’s Dr. Steve Yurkovich on $100K Amazon Robotics Grant
A$100,000 grant from Amazon Robotics will support the development of new UT Dallas coursework in functional safety—a practice that ensures the safe functioning of everything from autonomous warehouse robots to delivery robots and more.
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