President’s Message: Student Innovation @ the U 2020

The University of Utah is recognized as a top 10 school for entrepreneurship. This is due in no small part to what is happening at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute. Thousands of students have had the opportunity to explore their wildest ideas thanks to the support they have received through the institute and at Lassonde Studios […]

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Credits: Student Innovation @ the U 2020

About the Publication “Student Innovation at the U” is an annual publication celebrating student innovation and impact at the University of Utah. A digital version is available at lassonde.utah.edu/studentinnovation2020. This publication is produced by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, an interdisciplinary division of the David Eccles School of Business and the hub for student entrepreneurs and […]

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Resource Directory: Student Innovation @ the U 2020

ArtsBridge: An interdisciplinary arts education outreach program. artsbridge.utah.edu ArtsForce: A two-day conference for art students to learn about how to share their creative work. artsforceutah.com Arts Entrepreneur: Connect with your peers, learn the value of your skills, and explore connections between the arts and entrepreneurship. lassonde.utah.edu/art Bench-2-Bedside: A competition for medical, engineering, and business students […]

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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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Predicting Drone Traffic in 2025

Have you ever wondered what 100,000 drones will look like in the sky at one time? A group of University of Utah students with the Therapeutic Games and Applications Lab (The GApp Lab) are collaborating with the Utah Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration to predict what drone traffic will look like over […]

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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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Better Diagnostics for Detecting Ear Infections

Tarek Marrouche came to the Master of Business Creation program at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business with an innovative solution for a common medical problem — middle ear infections in children. When he was a master’s student studying biomedical engineering at the U, Marrouche learned that middle ear infections are one […]

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Virtual Reality Medical Training

TraumaXR is a multi-user, process-based trauma simulation that allows surgeons and nurses to train in a shared virtual space. This cutting-edge technology will also allow rural health systems to practice uncommon trauma cases, which they may not normally experience.  Overseen by the Therapeutic Games and Applications Lab (The GApp Lab) at the University of Utah, […]

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