Protecting Against Cyber-Attacks

Ethan Melvick has been interested in security since he was 12 years old. Now a sophomore in computer engineering at the U, Melvick is part of a lab developing programs that will protect engineer’s systems against cyber-attacks. Melvick and professor Armin Tajalli’s work targets a specific type of side-channel attacks called “power analysis.” These attacks […]

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Sustainable and Collapsible Utensils

Rachyll Faeth, a marketing and entrepreneurship student at the University of Utah, and her brother Jonny Faeth, a design student at the U, are “helping the Earth in every way they can” through their startup company, PureWare. As they were sitting in the Miller Cafe at Lassonde Studios one day, they watched as people grabbed […]

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Modern, Customizable Caskets

Matt Henke and Tanner Curtis, master’s of architecture students at the University of Utah, are bringing a unique industry into the modern era — caskets — with help from the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute. “In almost all industries, contemporary design takes a portion of the market — whether it’s cars, phones, or even into the more […]

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Wall Printing Tech from Artciel

When Aaron Dobron entered the Master of Business Creation (MBC) program at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, he knew that he had a great business idea. Dobron is the co-founder of ArtCiel, which he describes as a “brand-new, state-of-the-art technology.” ArtCiel uses vertical wall printing to allow consumers to apply images […]

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Creating Monsters

The theater department’s recent play, “She Kills Monsters,” featured an assortment of puppets based on monsters found in the game “Dungeons and Dragons.” Bugbears, gelatinous cubes, Beholders, and even a dragon named Tiamat were constructed for the show by an 11 student team under the tutelage of Matt Sorensen. The puppets were mostly constructed using […]

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A Jewelry Company with a Cause

Camryn Polansky, a sophomore studying entrepreneurship at the University of Utah and a resident at Lassonde Studios, is growing her jewelry company Camspire with the goal to raise awareness for mental health and suicide. Each piece is handmade and serves as a reminder of positivity. “I hope to inspire and educate individuals with my jewelry,” […]

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The Airbnb of Outdoor Recreation

For outdoor enthusiasts, it can be difficult to access necessary equipment. Gear can be prohibitively expensive, and people who do own equipment might not use it enough to make the cost worth it. Tyler Sanford, Sam Tyler, and Cara MacDonald created Rexchanger, a startup to address this issue. MacDonald, a communications student with an emphasis […]

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