Handcrafted Skating Gear

Exploring the culture and advancement of the fastest sport on ice, NALZA is dedicated to the production of premium handcrafted skating gear. With the combination of functionality, durability, and premium design, NALZA is modernizing and changing the speed skating market. The co-founders of NALZA are J.R. Celski, an Olympic medalist and entrepreneur student at the […]

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Indie Games Focused on Inclusivity and Culture

Spencer Wilson and Morgan Lander, University of Utah students and founders of Little Wanderers Studios, were so impacted by the entertainment and arts industry, they created a company and culture that aims to “uplift the world.” Little Wanderers Studios is an indie game company that celebrates diversity of thought through the creation of fun and […]

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Analyzing Inversions

Chris Rapp is a senior in atmospheric sciences at the University of Utah who developed a diagram explaining the relationships between meteorological variables, size of particles, and various pollutants that make up the inversion. The warm colored intersections on the diagram are positively correlated and the cool colors are negatively correlated with crosses representing no […]

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Campaign Against Distracted Driving

In October 2019, a giant phone with text animations appeared in the center of the University of Utah’s campus. The display was the centerpiece of a marketing campaign born out partnership between the U and Zero Fatalities, which shared the goal of making texting and driving a social taboo. It wasn’t the university, government agencies, […]

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Everyone Deserves a Good Night’s Sleep

When Joseph Arrington was a child, he dreaded sleeping. Arrington, a University of Utah graduate student with an MBA, has suffered from various sleeping disorders, like sleep paralysis and sleep terrors, since his youth, and as an adult, he wanted to find a new solution to the parasomnias. His answer was a company — Beacon […]

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Lassonde Institute FY 2019 Annual Report

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute FY 2019 Annual Report is now available (see link below). The report highlights student startup activity and programs at Lassonde Studios, the five-story home for student entrepreneurs at the U. Highlights for the year include: 8,100 college and high school students engaged; 521 student startup teams; $399,000 in grants awarded; $712,000 […]

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‘Student Innovation @ the U’ 2019

The 2019 edition of “Student Innovation at the U” is now available. The annual publication celebrates student innovation and impact at the University of Utah. The theme this year is “12 Ways Students at the U are Creating the World.” Inside you will find stories about students from all parts of campus doing amazing things. Hopefully, […]

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