Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
- The winning team for the 2018 Student Innovator of the Year competition created Portal, a device that opens doors automatically when a wheelchair user with the app is near a door. The team received a $6,000 cash prize and plans to use the money to bring Portal to the mass market.
Marriott School of Business
- Professor Kevin Stocks will retire at the end of this semester after a 35-year career. Stocks has earned several awards, conducted extensive research and presented in countries around the world.
- A team of Marriott School students won first place at the Milgard Corporate Social Responsibility Case Competition for the second year in a row. The team’s winning presentation, pitched to Microsoft executives, focused on improving the implementation of AI in everyday uses.
- Professor Jeff Jenkins was recently named a winner of the AIS Early Career Award in Seoul, South Korea. Jenkins was one of five individuals to be honored for their contributions to the field of information systems.
David O. McKay School of Education
- University of Connecticut professor George Sugai presented at the McKay School’s Benjamin Cluff Jr. Annual Lecture on March 22. Sugai discussed the importance of schools supporting the success of all students beyond academics.
College of Fine Arts and Communications
- School of Communications professor Chris Cutri will give the Faith and Works lecture on April 12. He will discuss the ability to create art that inspires audiences to serve.
College of Nursing
- The College of Nursing cohosted the Magic Yarn Project’s largest ever wig workshop on March 17. More than 500 volunteers contributed to make 301 yarn wigs for child cancer patients.
- The DAISY Foundation recently acknowledged assistant teaching professor Gaye Ray and nursing student McKenzie Weir for their compassionate service by the DAISY Foundation.