Making Epinephrine More Accessible

Vitapul Injectables is on a mission to save lives by improving the treatment of severe allergic reactions. The student founders are developing a device to inject epinephrine, a drug that narrows blood vessels and opens airways in lungs, in a way that is cheaper and more accessible than existing products like the EpiPen. Recently, EpiPen […]

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Smart Probes for Improved Biopsies

When faced with adversity, instead of becoming frustrated, Nathan Knighton innovated. Knighton has always had the desire to be in STEM, as well as help people. When he and his wife had a child that needed extra medical attention, Knighton gained a unique perspective on the impact his work had the potential to achieve.  Knighton […]

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Making a Real ‘Luke Skywalker Arm’

A team that includes many students and is led by Gregory Clark at the University of Utah is researching DEKA’s LUKE robotic arm, which is named in part after Luke Skywalker and developed through a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional project. The U team is working in cooperation with other groups and companies, such as Blackrock Microsystems, […]

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Protecting Against Cyber-Attacks

Ethan Melvick has been interested in security since he was 12 years old. Now a sophomore in computer engineering at the U, Melvick is part of a lab developing programs that will protect engineer’s systems against cyber-attacks. Melvick and professor Armin Tajalli’s work targets a specific type of side-channel attacks called “power analysis.” These attacks […]

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The Airbnb of Outdoor Recreation

For outdoor enthusiasts, it can be difficult to access necessary equipment. Gear can be prohibitively expensive, and people who do own equipment might not use it enough to make the cost worth it. Tyler Sanford, Sam Tyler, and Cara MacDonald created Rexchanger, a startup to address this issue. MacDonald, a communications student with an emphasis […]

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Connecting the LGBTQ+ Community and STEM

Only two years into her graduate degree in developmental biology at the U, Andy Sposato has not only become a stellar researcher but a champion for underrepresented groups in STEM. She and fellow grad student Dylan Klure founded the LGBTQ+ STEM Interest Group at the U, which is an organization of LGBTQ+ students and faculty […]

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