Top-10 student teams advance in TechTITANS

For many student entrepreneurs at colleges across Utah, this is crunch-time. Participants in the techTITANS innovation competition, a division of the Utah Entrepreneur Series, were required to submit a three-page business idea summary combined with a 90-second video explaining their concept. Recently, 10 teams were selected from a total of 87 submissions to present their […]

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U students win People’s Choice Award in clean tech finals

Navillum, a team of three M.B.A. students and three researchers from the University of Utah, won the People’s Choice Award at the National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition, which concluded June 13 with an awards ceremony at the White House. About 300 teams from across the country competed in the inaugural competition sponsored by the […]

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MBA students win $100,000 with quantum dot technology

Quantum dots might be the next big thing in the electronic industry. Scientists are just starting to understand the uses for these manmade, semiconductor nanocrystals. Quantum dots can emit a wider range of light with less energy than existing materials, so many believe they will be used in future generations of solar panels, televisions, cellphones […]

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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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