Vice President for Research Office

Aerial photo of the John R. Park Building at the University of Utah

U named ‘Innovation and Economic Prosperity University’

The APLU designation recognizes universities that promote growth, innovation and economic development in their regions.


A laboratory, the camera looking down from above. A long beam bisects the center of the photograph, with a lab bench on either side. On the right is Angus Wu, an asian student in a lab coat, face covering, and gloves. On the left is Andrew Pendergrast, a white man wearing a blue lab coat, face covering and gloves.

Catalyst for safety

The College of Science and Office of Environmental Health and Safety have enacted creative solutions to rebuild a culture of lab safety—and it has paid dividends in implementing safeguards for COVID-19.