President’s Message: Student Innovation @ the U 2023

Welcome to the 2023 edition of “Student Innovation at the U.” This publication features students from across the University of Utah who are making a difference through innovation. The projects and initiatives being led by these young entrepreneurs are not only impressive but also illustrate what being a student at the U means in 2023.

At the University of Utah, students get a world-class education in a variety of majors and disciplines. But we don’t stop there. Students have countless opportunities to apply what they are learning as they participate in real-world activities and learning modules through our many centers, institutes, and programs. These applied experiences allow students to put their education to work, make a difference, and learn by doing.

In the following pages, you’ll read about students who are doing everything from improving battery technology to creating new ways for lugging ski gear to the slopes. These stories are told by student writers and photographers.

While there are differences between these stories, the common thread tying them together is entrepreneurial spirit. Our students and the entire U community do more than ask hard questions: we find solutions and pursue them.

I invite you to browse this publication to learn more about our incredible students. Then I encourage you to get involved in any way you can. If you’re a student, take action, create something, and make an impact on the world and in your own life. If you’re a faculty, staff, or community member, please encourage students to get involved and help mentor them. We’re already doing great things, and together, we can do more.

— Taylor Randall, president, University of Utah

More articles like this in ‘Student Innovation @ the U!’

Find this article and a lot more in the 2023 “Student Innovation @ the U” report. The publication is presented by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute to celebrate student innovators, change-makers, and entrepreneurs.

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