‘Student Innovation @ the U’ 2017

The 2017 edition of “Student Innovation at the U” is now available. The annual publication celebrates student innovation and impact at the University of Utah. Inside you will find stories about students from all parts of campus doing amazing things. Hopefully, you will also find inspiration to get involved. This publication is produced by the […]

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Top 24 Announced in 2017 High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

High school entrepreneurs across the state of Utah, ages 14-18, are competing for $30,000 in cash and prizes in the 2017 High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge. Today, the competition announced the top 24 teams that will be moving on to the final stage of the competition. This competition is hosted by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, […]

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Students of Lassonde: Studios Resident Makes Tape Masterpieces

A second-year Ph.D. student in psychology and Lassonde Studios resident at the University of Utah, Megan Glasmann has figured out a way to turn something as ordinary as tape into artwork. She started creating complex geometric portraits of landscapes and animals around the Studios. She made her first piece a few days after moving in: […]

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Training Police through Virtual Reality

What started out as a thesis project for six graduate students in the Entertainment Arts and Engineering program at the University of Utah soon turned into a life-saving idea for countless police officers. B.E.S.T Police Training Simulator is a virtual-reality simulator that helps police officers de-escalate potentially dangerous situations that cause many fatalities. There were […]

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Sorenson Impact Center: Leveraging Capital for Social Good

America has been waging a “war on poverty” at home and abroad for decades, spending trillions of dollars on social programs and aid packages. Despite all of this investment, chronic social problems like homelessness and economic insecurity persist. Innovative new strategies are being developed and tested around the country to holistically address these problems. The […]

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Top-16 Teams Announced: High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

Our judges have selected the top-16 teams for the inaugural High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, a statewide idea competition for students ages 14-18. The top teams have invented everything from medical devices to video-game consoles. Below is the complete list of finalist teams. Winning teams will receive $22,000 in cash and prizes. The competition is hosted […]

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