Wedging the Internal Gap

As a biomedical engineering major, Brian Cottle, in his sophomore year at the U, developed “The Wedge.” It is used for abdominal muscle endurance testing in clinics that study intra-abdominal pressure. It allows clinics to consistently measure someone’s abdominal strength. You’re probably wondering, “What’s the point?” According to the National Center for Health, 24 percent […]

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No Soil Required

Imagine a garden in your home that requires no soil. Georgie Corkery, an environmental and sustainability studies and urban ecology major with a minor in design, spent her summer researching this idea, known as hydroponic lighting. Steve Burin, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the U, helped mentor Corkery through the research. “Hydroponic […]

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A Portable Arcade System

U student Nick Mountz and high school classmate Dalton Clift combined a passion for technology and an entrepreneurial spirit to create Microcade, a small, portable, modifiable and stylish arcade cabinet, with support for over 35 consoles and other classic arcade systems. The Microcade features a 9-inch HD display, eight authentic arcade push buttons and an […]

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The Art of Foster Care

When you start a new class, you don’t usually expect to end that class with your own benefit corporation. For Daniel Hirst, an electrical engineering major, Meghan Pollard, a marketing major, and Caden Gregorie, an entrepreneurship major, that’s exactly what happened. During the spring semester of 2016, these three students fell on the idea of […]

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U of U President Fitted for New Suit

U student Trapper Roderick fitted President David W. Pershing for a custom suit in Pershing’s office at the University of Utah in fall 2017. Pershing is among numerous high-profile clients, ranging from developers and bankers to religious leaders and professional athletes, to get a tailored suit from Roderick’s company, True Gentleman. Learn more at truegentlemansupply.com. […]

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Tracking Campus Shuttles

In response to the lacking presence of a native iOS application for the University of Utah’s shuttle system, Nick Porter, a Lassonde Studios resident and computer science student, developed an application to provide detailed real-time information to students, staff and visitors across the campus. Download the app at bit.ly/ushuttles. More articles like this in ‘Student […]

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Bringing Representation to Film

At the 2016 Academy Awards, the issue of diversity — or lack thereof — was widely acknowledged, with many actors threatening to boycott the show. It’s no secret that Hollywood struggles with on-screen diversity, which is exactly what makes Fatima Liaqat so passionate. Liaqat was born and raised in Pakistan and moved to Salt Lake […]

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