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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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Wall Printing Tech from Artciel

When Aaron Dobron entered the Master of Business Creation (MBC) program at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, he knew that he had a great business idea. Dobron is the co-founder of ArtCiel, which he describes as a “brand-new, state-of-the-art technology.” ArtCiel uses vertical wall printing to allow consumers to apply images […]

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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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Bringing Honeybees to the U

Did you know you can visit honeybees at three locations on the University of Utah’s campus? Bridget Dorsey and Paul Baskin, both seniors in biology and leaders of the Honors Beekeeping Initiative, have worked hard to bring two auto-flow beehives to the honors college, the first of their kind at the U.  The Beekeeping Initiative started […]

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