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Top ten tech stories: from exploding hoverboards to protein-enhanced beer

Chancellor Phyllis Wise, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Renee Romano and Research Park Director Laura Freirichs testify on University budget.

By Lilly Mashayek

May 9, 2016

From exploding hoverboards to protein-enhanced beer, this year had its fair share of intriguing and notable tech stories in the news. Along with an increasing emphasis on entrepreneurial opportunities, students and staff at the University made their mark in the tech world. Here’s a look at this year’...

Students build 3-D printer

Students participate in the 3D Printer build event at the Business Instructional Facility on March 30, 2016. The event was held to help promote the rise of 3D printing and modeling.

By Lauren Scafidi

March 30, 2016

A crowd watched as six University students in a Digital Making class built a 3-D printer for the first time in the Business Instructional Facility’s atrium.Vishal Sachdev, director of MakerLab and professor of the Digital Making class, said the students are already working with 3-D printers every da...