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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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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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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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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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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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