Environmentally Friendly Refuge

The University of Utah campus and community puts environmental impact and sustainability in high importance. Quaid Harding, president of the U’s Beekeeping Association and an undergraduate studying biology, is working to further this goal through installing a pollinator demonstration garden on campus. The garden will tackle many key environmental and social issues on campus: reducing […]

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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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PreOv is Changing the (Fertility) Game

The team behind PreOv, a student startup developing fertility solutions for women, is comprised of studious, family-driven, career-oriented women. Joni Aoki, Jeanna Ryan and Young Hong are all studying at or have graduated from the U. Ryan is the president and CEO of PreOv. She has an MS in nutrition, master’s in computer information systems […]

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Training Police through Virtual Reality

Jed Merrill and other students in the Entertainment Arts and Engineering program created B.E.S.T., a virtual-reality simulator that helps police officers de-escalate potentially dangerous situations. The tool could help lower the more than 1,000 citizens killed by police officers per year. Learn more at bestpolicetraining.com. More articles like this in ‘Student Innovation @ the U!’ […]

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