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DISCOVER

Non I&E courses imparting importance of I&E

Reading Methods

  • Students in the College of Education learn the latest evidence-based practices for teaching reading and get practice working with students in local elementary schools implementing Tier 2 reading interventions.
  • https://uurc.utah.edu

Design Research Studio

Inspiration

TEDx Salt Lake City

How-to Workshops

Diversity Lecture Series 

  • College of Education sponsored lectures featuring national speakers focusing on systemic racism, diversity in education, and culturally relevant pedagogy.
  • https://education.utah.edu

Sustainability Lecture Series

Humanities Lecture Series

MLH Local Host - Github Workshop

  • Workshop offered by HacktheU teaching interested students how to contribute to open-source coded websites.
  • https://hacktheu.org/events

Marketing and communications strategies

STEM Career and Internship Fair

Continuum

Daily Chronicle

  • Daily student newspaper offered in print and digitally featuring stories and investigative journalism on topics related to the university community and the wider community.
  • https://dailyutahchronicle.com

Elevates

LEARN

Courses

Masters of Business Creation

  • Graduate level course housed in the David Eccles School of Business focused on helping students learn the foundational skills and processes associated with business start up.
  • https://eccles.utah.edu/mbc

Summer Program for Undergraduate Research

  • Undergraduate program which matches students and faculty to work on original research projects. Offers financial support for students.
  • https://our.utah.edu/spur

Entrepreneurship Major

LassondeX

  • A three-course program for undergraduates offered through the David Eccles School of Business which allows students from all majors to train in entrepreneurial skills.
  • https://eccles.utah.edu/lassondex/

BS Multidisciplinary Design

Extracurricular clubs and program offerings

Alternative Spring Break

Global Entrepreneurship Program

  • Travel abroad program in the David Eccles School of Business which allows students, faculty, and staff the chance to engage in business learning opportunities with partners abroad.
  • https://eccles.utah.edu/students/global/

Workshops

  • Workshops for students offered through Lassonde Studios featuring topics such as Adobe software how-to, 3-D printing tutorials, or video production.
  • https://lassonde.utah.edu/workshops

Competitions

Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

  • Challenge offered through Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute in which students compete for cash prizes by designing and presenting the best business model.
  • https://lassonde.utah.edu/uec

Opportunity Quest

  • Challenge offered through Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute which offers students from across Utah cash prizes for the best business model presentation and design; winners go on to the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge.
  • https://lassonde.utah.edu/oq

Bench to Bedside

Start-up Weekend, 3-Day Startup, or other engagement catalyzing formation of venture team in pursuit of a specific opportunity

U of U Hack a House

Hack the U

  • 24-Hour design anything workshop offering students of all levels the chance to create with support from local specialists.
  • https://hacktheu.org


EXPERIMENT

Experiential course (learn-by-doing, hands-on, senior design, apply skills development) 

Legislative Internship Seminar

  • This course, which is a collaboration with the Political Science Department, intends to compliment the intense learning experience of the Hinckley Institute's spring Legislative Internship program. Students are given the chance to debrief and better understand the implications of the policies and politics they encountered during the General Utah Legislative Session.”
  • https://www.hinckley.utah.edu/hinckley-classes

Infrastructure (i.e. maker, prototyping, or innovation space; engineering lab offering access outside of class, etc.)

Make Program

  • The Make Space at Lassonde Studiosis an open workspace area for all students to work on their projects. The space has plenty of room for big and small projects, workbenches, and Fastenal vending machines for your material needs. Equipment checked out from the Tool Room and Front Desk are to be used in this space.”
  • https://lassonde.utah.edu/make/tools/

Cowork

  • “Coworking is the space where students meet to work. If you’re new to Lassonde or an experienced entrepreneur, there is a place for you in our cohesive community.”  
  • https://lassonde.utah.edu/cowork

Extracurricular formation and nuturing of design teams, vetting of opportunities

Learning Abroad Opportunities

  • https://global.utah.edu/
  • “Global U is your central source for connecting to international resources and OFFICE FOR GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT programs at the University of Utah. “

Meetups

  • “The Meetups team creates networking events focused on connecting students from all backgrounds and disciplines. The goal of every event is to help students create meaningful connections that can lead to a potential startup, business, and network”. 
  • https://lassonde.utah.edu/meetups

Entrepreneur Club

  • https://lassonde.utah.edu/eclub
  • “Join our community of founders, collaborators and bootstrappers. The Entrepreneur Club provides students with an opportunity to connect with like-minded students from across campus. “

Internship, co-op opportunity or business plan projects with external partners

Talent Utah

  • http://www.talentreadyutah.com/contact/
  • “Talent Ready Utah focuses and optimizes the efforts businesses make to enhance education. Talent Ready Utah support businesses as they become involved with education in activities such as job shadows, internships, donations, industry tours and in-classroom presentations.”

Crimson Projects

  • “Crimson Projects provide students with experiential professional development, while companies enjoy early access to talented U students. As a special Internship program, Crimson Projects focuses deeper in the mentoring aspect in developing students, with learning objectives, while working on a specific need of the participating company.”
  • https://careers.utah.edu/crimson-projects-overview/

Hours with Experts

  • “Hours with Experts allows students to get advice from professionals in many fields. We have lawyers, designers, accountants, manufacturing experts, marketers and more. The program offers two event types. First, students can attend group discussions with an expert. This is a great opportunity to learn about diverse topics and hear what questions other students are asking to learn from their experience. Second, students sign up for one-on-one sessionsto meet with an expert in private to discuss a project.”
  • https://lassonde.utah.edu/experthours

Local/international internships

  • The Hinckley Institute’s globally acclaimed internship programs offer transformative experiences to more than 400 students annually. We pride ourselves on helping interns participate in the causes and campaigns that will solidify their education and provide the real-life experience that employers need.”
  • https://www.hinckley.utah.edu/internships

PURSUE 

Incubator, venture accelerator, bootcamp or startup venture space

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

  • “UROP provides a $1,200 stipend (effective Summer 2019) and educational programming for students who assist with a faculty member’s research or creative project or who carry out a project of their own under the supervision of a faculty member. Students may apply for UROP any semester and may be eligible for a one-semester renewal. UROP awardees are hired as temporary, part-time UROP Participants by the Office of Undergraduate Research and are paid $1,200 (effective Summer 2019) for 120 hours of research or creative work during the semester.”
  • https://our.utah.edu/urop/

Undergraduate Research Journal

  • The Undergraduate Research Journal‘s primary mission is to make more visible the rich and diverse scholarship conducted by University of Utah undergraduates. All undergraduate students at the University of Utah are strongly encouraged to submit their research for publication in the Journal.
  • https://our.utah.edu/for-students/undergraduate-research-journal/

The Foundry

Seed funding sources

Travel & Small Grants

  • The Office of Undergraduate Research provides funding opportunities for students whose research requires travel or other support.
  • For full-time undergrad students, must be working with a U of U professor on a research project.
  • https://our.utah.edu/for-students/travel-small-grants/

UROP

  • UROP provides a $1,200 stipend (effective Summer 2019) and educational programming for students who assist with a faculty member’s research or creative project or who carry out a project of their own under the supervision of a faculty member. Students may apply for UROP any semester and may be eligible for a one-semester renewal. UROP awardees are hired as temporary, part-time UROP Participants by the Office of Undergraduate Research and are paid $1,200 (effective Summer 2019) for 120 hours of research or creative work during the semester.
  • https://our.utah.edu/urop/

Get Seeded


Grant-writing, legal and/or other venture assistance

Nonprofit Academy for Excellence

  • The mission of the Nonprofit Academy for Excellence at the University of Utah is to inspire excellence in nonprofit professionals and to help build sustainable nonprofit organizations.
  • Includes individual classes, nonprofit certificate program and intensive workshops/seminars.
  • https://continue.utah.edu/nonprofit

Company Launch

  • The Company Launch program provides student entrepreneurs access to office space, in-kind resources and more to grow their ideas into businesses. 
  • https://lassonde.utah.edu/launch


SPIN OUT 

Regional sources of capital (angel, VC, state or institutional funds)

Procurement Technical Assistance Center

  • Procurement Technical Assistance Center is through the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development

Mentoring, advisory or business networks

Utah Non-Profit Association

  • PTAC’s mission is to help Utah small businesses successfully compete in the government marketplace by providing knowledgeable and outstanding customer service.

Career Services

  • On-campus resource to connect students with careers.

ArtsForce

  • a year-long series of student-organized workshops and events. These workshops focus on helping College of Fine Arts students discover the value of their degree and help students to connect with resources on campus, such as University Career Services.


STRATEGIC PRIORITIES

Fellows 2019

Ingrid Griffee

Tammy Haddad