Promoting Social Entrepreneurship

Liz Morales, an ethnic studies and communications major, has devoted herself and her education to create opportunities for under-served populations in higher education. “I realized entrepreneurship is more than just a product-based entrepreneur. It’s someone that wants to change something in the world,” Morales said. “That’s what social entrepreneurship does. It makes people think. It […]

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Low-Cost Air Quality Sensor

Jonathan Whitaker will have a sigh of relief for more reasons than graduating in 2017. An undergraduate in computer engineering, he and a team of electrical and chemical engineers developed a low-cost air quality sensing platform that will be distributed to 150 schools across the Salt Lake Valley, with manufacture-ready plans for mass production. Just […]

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Student Innovation Resource Directory 2017

ArtsBridge: An interdisciplinary arts education outreach program. artsbridge.utah.edu ArtsForce: A two-day conference for art students to learn about how to share their creative work. artsforceutah.com Arts Entrepreneur: Connect with your peers, learn the value of your skills and explore connections between the arts and entrepreneurship. lassonde.utah.edu/art Bench-2-Bedside: A competition for medical, engineering and business students […]

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Thinner Solar Cells

Dennis Pruzan, a materials science and engineering Ph.D student, is innovating the future of solar energy. In collaboration with professor Michael Scarpulla, he is researching how to make cadmium telluride (CdTe or “Cad Tell”) thin film solar cells that could disrupt the solar energy market. CdTe is in the class of thin-film solar cells that […]

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Credits ‘Student Innovation @ the U’ 2017

About ‘Student Innovation @ the U’ “Student Innovation at the U” is an annual publication celebrating student innovation and impact at the University of Utah. A digital version is available at lassonde.utah.edu/studentinnovation2017. This publication is produced by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, an interdisciplinary division of the David Eccles School of Business and the hub for […]

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A Challenge to U Students

The University of Utah is an exciting place to be a student. Here, you are taught by world-class professors, and supported by incredible staff, in remarkable facilities. We are paving the way in new and important research areas such as genetics, bioengineering, computer graphics and the arts. The campus community is comprised of students who […]

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