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Improving Academic and Industrial Collaboration

University of Utah bioengineering Ph.D. student Kyle Isaacson is making big strides growing his startup company Ike Scientific, which provides technical consulting services and a bridge between industrial and academic research. In only a few months since founding the company, Ike Scientific achieved both profitability and positive cash flow, and in recognition of his success, […]

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Discovering a New Dinosaur

Thanks to research by students like Savhannah Carpenter, supported by professor Mark Loewen, a paleontology scholar, a “new” dinosaur will soon be recognized as a species. Carpenter, a third-year geology major, didn’t expect to be part of such a big discovery. When she started at the U, she decided to volunteer with the Natural History […]

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Podcast Highlighting Student Research

Have you listened to an episode from OUR Pod? The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) at the U has its very own podcast called OUR Pod. OUR Pod produces monthly podcast episodes hosted by undergraduate research leaders highlighting the research or creative work of undergrad students and faculty mentors engaged in OUR programs. Bennett Johnson, […]

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A Smarter Way to Exercise

Chris Bright and Kyle Poulin founded their company True Adherence to make exercise safer and more effective. When he worked as a personal trainer, Poulin saw too many people risk injury or stunt their progress because they were exercising incorrectly. True Adherence’s technology provides real-time feedback and data to help people exercise smarter. Now, Bright […]

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Online Training for Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is an evidence-based approach used by counselors, educators, medical professionals, correctional officers, and others to change patient or client behavior. It can help people smoke less, exercise more, follow through with recommendations, keep commitments, and more. A team of faculty, professionals, and students at the University of Utah hope to make motivational interviewing […]

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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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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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