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Inspiring Makers across Campus

Being the chairman of the Make Program at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute looks great on a resume, but many other aspects of the role are even more rewarding. Christopher Holland, a senior mechanical engineering student at the University of Utah and resident at Lassonde Studios, has been able to develop many professional and personal skills […]

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Environmentally Friendly Refuge

The University of Utah campus and community puts environmental impact and sustainability in high importance. Quaid Harding, president of the U’s Beekeeping Association and an undergraduate studying biology, is working to further this goal through installing a pollinator demonstration garden on campus. The garden will tackle many key environmental and social issues on campus: reducing […]

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Training Future Foster Parents

Ryan Dickison, Clay Diffrient, Sophia Gagakuma, Cheryl LaMar and Kyle Whittle are students pursuing a master’s of education in the instructional design and Education Technology Program. These students are working to update training materials for potential foster parents with Utah Foster Care. They learned that many prospective caregivers were not retaining information from existing training […]

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Education through Eye-Gaze Tech

Cheri Blue is a first-year Ph.D. student studying special education. Her research, drawing on nine years of experience working as a speech-language pathologist in public schools, focuses on augmentative and alternative communication. Blue is researching the use of eye-gaze controlled communication systems. Eye-gaze devices use infrared trackers to detect eye movement, enabling users to make […]

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Program Directory: Student Innovation @ the U 2019

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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Student Innovation @ the U 2019 Credits

“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/studentinnovation2019. 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 innovators at the […]

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President’s Message: Student Innovation @ the U 2019

In 1850, just three years after they arrived in the Salt Lake Valley, the founders of the University of Utah created a modest institution of higher education to ensure a prosperous and fulfilling future for the people living here. From that humble beginning grew a major research university with global stature. Throughout decades of growth […]

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