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Well-being Elevated: The Power of Positive Psychology

Accessible mental health services have become more important now more than ever, and fourth-year psychology and social entrepreneurship major Alexander Becraft is determined to do something about it. Becraft and his team (Ayana Amaechi, Merry Joseph, Michelle Valdes, Mitchell Wulfman, and Ryan Jackson) have created an initiative called Well-being Elevated to bring the teachings of […]

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Efficient Ammonia Production

U chemistry students Fangyuan “Daisy” Dong and Helena Haddadin are part of a team working to genetically modify cyanobacteria for more efficient ammonia production, which is an important ingredient in fertilizers. The rest of the team consists of other biology and chemistry students, ranging from undergrad to post-docs. Their primary interest in the project is […]

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Helping Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Taehyun Yoo grew up watching his parents run their own restaurant before entering the Multi-Disciplinary Design program at the University of Utah. Wanting to find ways to help other immigrant entrepreneurs succeed, Yoo felt driven to simplify the complicated documentation process for immigrant entrepreneurs. Through research, he discovered inconsistencies within federal and state levels of […]

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Simplifying Organic Chemistry

For Nico Terreros, a scientific breakthrough began with a conversation. Working together with organic chemistry professor Andrew Roberts, Terreros created an instrument that is based on a common practice in organic chemistry known as thin layer chromatography. Thin layer chromatography is used to separate various components of compounds of a chemical mixture. This provides qualitative […]

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Preventing Relapse Through VR

In a technology-driven era, Trevor O’Brien has sought to find ways to connect our virtual and physical spaces. As a psychology and multi-disciplinary design student participating in the Lassonde+X program, he sought to dedicate his studies to a subject close to his heart: addiction recovery. In formulating his idea, he consulted rehabilitation participants to seek […]

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