Students eliminate stovetop fires, claim $40,000 at UEC

The shrill warning of a smoke alarm has always signaled danger — yet a new device detects the alarm and shuts off power to the stove, successfully eliminating a fire threat. That invention and the student team behind it, called Active Alarm, earned the grand prize and $40,000 in this year’s Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (UEC). […]

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Students learn the art of invention

Biomedical engineering sophomores Jessica Ashmead and Annicka Carter are getting a first-hand look at what it takes to invent and commercialize a medical device. They developed a surgical retractor with a battery-powered LED in a freshman bioengineering class at the University of Utah. They call it the OptiGuide. So far, they have received national recognition […]

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U student wins techTITANS contest with tendon repair device

University of Utah student Dolly Holt says to imagine squeezing an egg in your fist — it won’t break. The same mechanical concept applies to her invention of a tendon and ligament repair device. The prototype invention won the grand prize and $5,000 in the annual techTITANS Idea Challenge, beating 60 collegiate teams from throughout […]

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David Eccles School of Business leaps into Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 25

The University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business has joined the ranks of “Entrepreneur Magazine’s” Top 25, winning special recognition for its innovative, experience-based approach to business education (www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges/undergrad/1.html). “We are honored to be included in such a prestigious ranking. The David Eccles School of Business is an experience-based program with curriculum designed to […]

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Lassonde Entrepreneur Center marks 10th anniversary

What was once just a “crazy idea” to bring business and science students together is now one of the most successful student entrepreneurial centers in the country. The Pierre and Claudette McKay Lassonde New Venture Development Center at the University of Utah (the U) is marking its 10th anniversary this month with student success stories that […]

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Students leverage Lassonde experience to land good jobs

When Arlo McGinn entered the University of Utah (the U) as a doctoral student in pharmacology and toxicology, he had only an inkling of the entrepreneurial adventure he had undertaken. Initially tapped in 2008, along with MBA students Mark Adams and Kalyani Yerra, to evaluate the commercialization potential for a novel optically-guided endoscopic feeding tube […]

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