Handcrafted Skating Gear

Exploring the culture and advancement of the fastest sport on ice, NALZA is dedicated to the production of premium handcrafted skating gear. With the combination of functionality, durability, and premium design, NALZA is modernizing and changing the speed skating market. The co-founders of NALZA are J.R. Celski, an Olympic medalist and entrepreneur student at the […]

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Indie Games Focused on Inclusivity and Culture

Spencer Wilson and Morgan Lander, University of Utah students and founders of Little Wanderers Studios, were so impacted by the entertainment and arts industry, they created a company and culture that aims to “uplift the world.” Little Wanderers Studios is an indie game company that celebrates diversity of thought through the creation of fun and […]

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Campaign Against Distracted Driving

In October 2019, a giant phone with text animations appeared in the center of the University of Utah’s campus. The display was the centerpiece of a marketing campaign born out partnership between the U and Zero Fatalities, which shared the goal of making texting and driving a social taboo. It wasn’t the university, government agencies, […]

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Everyone Deserves a Good Night’s Sleep

When Joseph Arrington was a child, he dreaded sleeping. Arrington, a University of Utah graduate student with an MBA, has suffered from various sleeping disorders, like sleep paralysis and sleep terrors, since his youth, and as an adult, he wanted to find a new solution to the parasomnias. His answer was a company — Beacon […]

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Making Research More Inclusive

The University of Utah has various ways for students to get involved in the Tier-1 research conducted all over campus. When Jae Miner, a senior in anthropology, learned about the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) at the U, they (Miner’s preferred pronoun) jumped on it. “I did anthropology research with human subjects, where I studied […]

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