Posts Tagged ‘education’

Schools Turn to Makerspaces to Build Better Thinkers, By Design

Posted by Dave Moore

Amidst the splendor of mile-high Rocky Mountain National Park, two eighth graders from Dallas’ Alcuin School had their heads firmly planted on computer hardware.

“All they talked about were components for computers,” said Tim Wilson, a design teacher at …

Capital One BarnRaise: Creating Solutions For Population Growth

Posted by Renee Yan

As part of its Future Edge DFW initiative, Capital One hosted Texas’ first BarnRaise, a maker conference that marries concepts of design and functionality to help solve community problems. 

The design-a-thon, which was organized by AdaptivePath.org, Capital One’s pro-bono …

Dallas Among Nine U.S. Sites for Inner City Capital Seminars

Posted by Dave Moore

Attention, entrepreneurs seeking to strengthen or gain a business foothold in inner-city neighborhoods.

This summer, Dallas will be among nine U.S. cities to host Inner City Capital Connections seminars, which coach leaders of businesses operating in inner-city communities on how …

Festival of Ideas Tackles Equity, Entrepreneurship in Dallas

Posted by Hilary Lau

While the 2017 Dallas Festival of Ideas moved indoors Saturday because of dark, threatening skies, its speakers talked about a brighter future for the city of Dallas, one based on equity for all its citizens regardless of where they live …

NASA, TI Partner to Launch Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Posted by Julia Falcon

NASA and Texas Instruments recently launched “The Search for STEMnauts,” a virtual scavenger hunt to help fuel kids’ desire to learn more about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Challenges in the course range from beginner to intermediate, all showcasing …

Dallas Afterschool Steps into
Next Decade With Eye on Access

Posted by Heather Noel

Dallas Afterschool has long touted the benefits kids receive from having quality out-of-school time programming.

Now, Christina Hanger, CEO of Dallas Afterschool and fellow of Dallas Public Voices has the local research to back up that talk. And, thanks to …

Engage Dallas: Cuban, Mayor Urge Young Professionals to Have Impact

Posted by Heather Noel

All it takes is one step.

“There’s always a place to put yourself where you can have an impact,” said Mark Cuban to a room full of young professionals Thursday.

The Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur joined Dallas Mayor Mike …

UTD Team Creates Tiny, More Affordable Atomic Force Microscope

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Atomic force microscopes that can detail materials at the molecular level are often bulky, large, and impractical.

But engineers at The University of Texas at Dallas have shrunk the device to the size of a dime, or about 1 square …

Healthcare Policy in Trump Administration to be Focus of UTD Event

Posted by UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management

Day by day, the health care industry is changing, sometimes at the drop of a tweet. Disruption will be the industry norm for quite some time as legislation, leadership, and practitioners struggle to keep up.

The University of Texas at …

Frisco High Student Begins Elementary Coding Program

Posted by Heather Noel

Frisco High School junior Brianna Royer is more of the exception rather than the norm in her aerospace engineering class.

In a class of 14, she is one of four girls enrolled, reports the Frisco Enterprise

She hopes that …