Customizable Bags

Kristen Kessler and Isabel Kinikini are unashamed to be themselves. Kessler and Kinikini channeled this ideology into entrepreneurship with their company, Cadre, an evolving lifestyle brand that specializes in bags meant for music festivals and camping. “Cadre” means a small group specially trained for a particular purpose. They chose this name because they felt it […]

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Hydroponic Gardening

Dylan Wootton, a senior biomedical engineering student at the University of Utah, is the project manager for the Hydroponic Team at Lassonde Studios. The team designs and builds hydroponic gardens inside the building, growing plants in nutrient rich water solutions. “We’re able to grow plants faster and in a more sustainable manner than through traditional […]

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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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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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