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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Creating Monsters

The theater department’s recent play, “She Kills Monsters,” featured an assortment of puppets based on monsters found in the game “Dungeons and Dragons.” Bugbears, gelatinous cubes, Beholders, and even a dragon named Tiamat were constructed for the show by an 11 student team under the tutelage of Matt Sorensen. The puppets were mostly constructed using […]

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A Jewelry Company with a Cause

Camryn Polansky, a sophomore studying entrepreneurship at the University of Utah and a resident at Lassonde Studios, is growing her jewelry company Camspire with the goal to raise awareness for mental health and suicide. Each piece is handmade and serves as a reminder of positivity. “I hope to inspire and educate individuals with my jewelry,” […]

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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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Sustainable and Collapsible Utensils

Rachyll Faeth, a marketing and entrepreneurship student at the University of Utah, and her brother Jonny Faeth, a design student at the U, are “helping the Earth in every way they can” through their startup company, PureWare. As they were sitting in the Miller Cafe at Lassonde Studios one day, they watched as people grabbed […]

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Modern, Customizable Caskets

Matt Henke and Tanner Curtis, master’s of architecture students at the University of Utah, are bringing a unique industry into the modern era — caskets — with help from the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute. “In almost all industries, contemporary design takes a portion of the market — whether it’s cars, phones, or even into the more […]

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