Lassonde Studios

University of Utah Recruiting the ‘400 Best Student Entrepreneurs’

March 23, 2015 – The University of Utah launched an ambitious plan today to recruit the “400 best student entrepreneurs” to live in the new, $45 million Lassonde Studios building starting fall 2016. The one-of-a-kind facility will feature living “pods” and a unique blend of space for making, starting companies and living. Students everywhere are Read More

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Utah Entrepreneurial Challenge

Utah’s Best College Entrepreneurs Compete for $40,000

Utah’s best college entrepreneurs have been narrowed to the top-20 teams that advance to the final event of 2015 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge later this month. The annual, state-wide, business-plan competition is hosted by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah and sponsored by Zions Bank. The public is invited to meet the top-20 Read More

Dan Hixson / University of Utah College of Engineering

New filter could advance terahertz data transmission

University of Utah engineers have discovered a new approach for designing filters capable of separating different frequencies in the terahertz spectrum, the next generation of communications bandwidth that could allow cellphone users and Internet surfers to download data a thousand times faster than today. Read More

Public Lands

U researchers: Utah tourism rebounding after recession

(Feb.24, 2015) —Move over, recession —tourists are returning to Utah in force. The Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) at the University of Utah today released a state of the tourism industry report providing a comprehensive overview of tourism, travel and recreation-related spending, employment, wages, visitation, sales, tax revenue, and industry performance in Utah. Read More

University of Utah students Schaeffer Warnock and Jake Nelson co-founded Aura Optics, a company that designs ski goggles.

University of Utah students design interchangeable ski goggles

It didn’t take Schaeffer Warnock long to fall in love with Utah’s ski country. The first time he hit the slopes at Alta as a 14-year-old, he knew being outdoors during the winter would be a part of his future. His passion grew in high school, when he and buddy Jake Nelson made the rounds Read More