Customizable Bags

Kristen Kessler and Isabel Kinikini are unashamed to be themselves. Kessler and Kinikini channeled this ideology into entrepreneurship with their company, Cadre, an evolving lifestyle brand that specializes in bags meant for music festivals and camping. “Cadre” means a small group specially trained for a particular purpose. They chose this name because they felt it […]

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Utah Student Robotics

Utah Student Robotics is building a robot for NASA’s yearly robot mining competition. The team originated as a group of students in the mining department who wanted to try their luck in the competition. Now, the team is multi-disciplinary, with students from electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, mining engineering and more. The team is […]

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Hydroponic Gardening

Dylan Wootton, a senior biomedical engineering student at the University of Utah, is the project manager for the Hydroponic Team at Lassonde Studios. The team designs and builds hydroponic gardens inside the building, growing plants in nutrient rich water solutions. “We’re able to grow plants faster and in a more sustainable manner than through traditional […]

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Inspiring Makers across Campus

Being the chairman of the Make Program at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute looks great on a resume, but many other aspects of the role are even more rewarding. Christopher Holland, a senior mechanical engineering student at the University of Utah and resident at Lassonde Studios, has been able to develop many professional and personal skills […]

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Training Future Foster Parents

Ryan Dickison, Clay Diffrient, Sophia Gagakuma, Cheryl LaMar and Kyle Whittle are students pursuing a master’s of education in the instructional design and Education Technology Program. These students are working to update training materials for potential foster parents with Utah Foster Care. They learned that many prospective caregivers were not retaining information from existing training […]

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