Students of Lassonde: Studios Resident Makes Tape Masterpieces

A second-year Ph.D. student in psychology and Lassonde Studios resident at the University of Utah, Megan Glasmann has figured out a way to turn something as ordinary as tape into artwork. She started creating complex geometric portraits of landscapes and animals around the Studios. She made her first piece a few days after moving in: […]

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14 Tips for Launching at Lassonde

1. Join Community, Subscribe & Follow Us Join the community and stay connected by subscribing to our email newsletter and following us on social media. 2. Master the Mindset Learn creative problem-solving skills that will serve you well no matter what the future holds. 3. Live at Lassonde Studios Immerse yourself in everything we have […]

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Training Police through Virtual Reality

What started out as a thesis project for six graduate students in the Entertainment Arts and Engineering program at the University of Utah soon turned into a life-saving idea for countless police officers. B.E.S.T Police Training Simulator is a virtual-reality simulator that helps police officers de-escalate potentially dangerous situations that cause many fatalities. There were […]

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Sorenson Impact Center: Leveraging Capital for Social Good

America has been waging a “war on poverty” at home and abroad for decades, spending trillions of dollars on social programs and aid packages. Despite all of this investment, chronic social problems like homelessness and economic insecurity persist. Innovative new strategies are being developed and tested around the country to holistically address these problems. The […]

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Top-16 Teams Announced: High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

Our judges have selected the top-16 teams for the inaugural High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, a statewide idea competition for students ages 14-18. The top teams have invented everything from medical devices to video-game consoles. Below is the complete list of finalist teams. Winning teams will receive $22,000 in cash and prizes. The competition is hosted […]

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Sybo Technology: Shedding Light on the Operation Room

University of Utah bioengineering student Brody King has developed a device that he hopes will change the way surgeons see their patients — literally! By creating an innovative robotic lighting system for the operating room, King aspires to improve standardized operating equipment. “I was shadowing a surgeon when I came up with the idea,” King […]

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