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U students develop engineering course materials for nationwide use

March 12, 2015—A pair of engineering undergraduates at the University of Utah have created a new way to educate high school and university students about nanotechnology. Jeff Thomas, a senior civil engineering major, and Bryan Tran, a junior mechanical engineering major, created teaching materials and corresponding demonstration microchips to teach high school and university students […]

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Water in smog may reveal pollution sources

  March 2, 2015 – The chemical signature of water vapor emitted by combustion sources such as vehicles and furnaces has been found in the smoggy winter inversions that often choke Salt Lake City. The discovery may give researchers a new tool to track down the sources of pollutants and climate-changing carbon dioxide gas. University […]

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U honors students examine air quality, health and society in the state of Utah

March 2, 2015— Students in the University of Utah’s Honors College are working towards real, implementable solutions for the hotly debated air quality problem in the state of Utah. A year-long honors Praxis Lab called “Air Quality, Health and Society” has afforded 10 students the opportunity to comprehensively study the problem and take matters into […]

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Largest study of its kind documents causes of childhood community-acquired pneumonia

With the chill of winter comes a spike in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), which spreads more easily as people retreat indoors and come into close contact. The lung infection triggers persistent coughing, chest pain, fever, and difficulty breathing, and is particularly hard on the very young and the very old. In fact, pneumonia is the leading […]

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Undergraduate students to present research at annual state conference

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Feb. 24, 2015 – Undergraduate students across the state of Utah, including 39 students from the University of Utah, will present at the Ninth Annual Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research (UCUR) on Friday, Feb. 27 from 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dixie State University. UCUR is an opportunity for undergraduates of all disciplines to […]

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Chemist Jen Heemstra wins Cottrell Scholar Award

Feb. 24, 2015 – Jennifer Heemstra, an assistant professor of chemistry, has won a Cottrell Scholar Award of $75,000 – a prize aimed at early career, physical sciences faculty who are committed to excellence in research and undergraduate teaching. “In addition to funding for my research program, I’m very excited that this award provides the […]

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U mathematician wins prestigious Sloan Fellowship

Feb. 23, 2015 – Jonathan Chaika, an assistant professor of mathematics, today was named as one of 126 young U.S. and Canadian scientists to receive a prestigious 2015 Sloan Research Fellowship. The much sought-after fellowships and $50,000 awards are meant to “honor early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, […]

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