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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U student wins techTITANS contest with tendon repair device

University of Utah student Dolly Holt says to imagine squeezing an egg in your fist — it won’t break. The same mechanical concept applies to her invention of a tendon and ligament repair device. The prototype invention won the grand prize and $5,000 in the annual techTITANS Idea Challenge, beating 60 collegiate teams from throughout […]

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Utah Governor and the University of Utah to Celebrate State’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

The University of Utah and Governor Gary Herbert will celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship during the week of Sept. 26-30. Activities revolve around the declaration by Governor Herbert, himself a former small business owner, declaring today the state’s official Entrepreneurship Day. That proclamation was made at 11:30 a.m. in the Capitol Rotunda, followed by a […]

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David Eccles School of Business leaps into Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 25

The University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business has joined the ranks of “Entrepreneur Magazine’s” Top 25, winning special recognition for its innovative, experience-based approach to business education (www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges/undergrad/1.html). “We are honored to be included in such a prestigious ranking. The David Eccles School of Business is an experience-based program with curriculum designed to […]

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Lassonde Entrepreneur Center marks 10th anniversary

What was once just a “crazy idea” to bring business and science students together is now one of the most successful student entrepreneurial centers in the country. The Pierre and Claudette McKay Lassonde New Venture Development Center at the University of Utah (the U) is marking its 10th anniversary this month with student success stories that […]

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