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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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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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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SHERO: Biodegradable Pads

For many women around the world, feminine hygiene products are not easily available or accessible. Women are often forced to stay home from school and work during their menstrual cycle. Alicia Dibble, Amber Barron and Ashlea Patterson, material science and engineering students, are working to solve this problem. “When women can’t access any means to […]

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Helping Patients Catch Their Breath

When it’s a matter of life or death, it’s important to constantly improve the industry. Which is why, when U faculty member and anesthesiologist Sean Runnels had an idea for a safer upgrade to breathing tubes and the process of inserting them, it wasn’t difficult to recruit students for his team. He reached out to […]

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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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Low-Cost Air Quality Sensor

Jonathan Whitaker will have a sigh of relief for more reasons than graduating in 2017. An undergraduate in computer engineering, he and a team of electrical and chemical engineers developed a low-cost air quality sensing platform that will be distributed to 150 schools across the Salt Lake Valley, with manufacture-ready plans for mass production. Just […]

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