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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Sybo Technology: Shedding Light on the Operation Room

University of Utah bioengineering student Brody King has developed a device that he hopes will change the way surgeons see their patients — literally! By creating an innovative robotic lighting system for the operating room, King aspires to improve standardized operating equipment. “I was shadowing a surgeon when I came up with the idea,” King […]

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What It Means to Be a Student at the U

The University of Utah encourages interdisciplinary collaboration and entrepreneurship. Excellence in education is paired with the support needed to pursue ideas through hands-on experience. Inside “Student Innovation @ the U,” you’ll see how incredible students at the University of Utah, and their ideas, are prospering in this environment. You’ll also find many tips and ideas […]

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Higher-Speed Internet

Most smartphones are capable of smoothly streaming five high-definition videos at one time. Ever experienced that? Probably not. It might be because we all share the same cellular tower to receive internet on our phones. Jonathan Hedstrom and George Yuen, U electrical engineering student/graduate, have been working to improve wireless connectivity for everyone. “We’re not […]

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New Experience in Latin American Film

Karem Orrego, a U film and media arts student from Lima, Peru, showed dedication to storytelling by founding the Crisol Film Initiative, “a place to see different experiences, and learn something from them,” Orrego said.  “Crisol,” a Spanish word for crucible or melting pot, is an intercultural version of Sundance. Orrego’s successful production congregated intercultural […]

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