From developing anti-hacking software to making bridges more earthquake resistant, University of Utah College of Engineering students are coming up with pioneering ideas that will soon become sought-after products.

This year’s Student Innovation @ the U report from the U’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute is out now and contains several stories of our engineering students commercializing their amazing ideas.

For example, chemical engineering graduate students, Ahmed Elnashar and Mahmoud Elmehlawy, and mechanical engineering student Victor Leao-David have started Azeotrop, which is based on their research to produce ethanol from corn in a more sustainable way. There is also a profile of biomedical engineering student, Kristina Schiffman, who is working to develop an ultraviolet-detecting wearable sensor for skin cancer prevention.

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute provides opportunities for thousands of students to learn about entrepreneurship and innovation. Programs include workshops, networking events, business-plan competitions, startup support, innovation programs, graduate seminars, scholarships, community outreach and more. All programs are open to students from any academic major or background.

You can read about these student projects and more in the newest issue of the Student Innovation @ the U report.