The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute was recently featured in the Pac-12 network documentary “Conference of Champions.

The University of Utah section focuses on student entrepreneurship and innovation, looking closely at the company Blyncsy, started by student Mark Pittman.

Blyncsy is able to track the movements of people using signals from cell phones. The U. has implemented the system to track movements at Rice-Eccles Stadium so officials can better know how people are coming to games and how the foot traffic is flowing.

Check out the video below noting several visual references to the U Department of Mechanical Engineering!


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah is committed to providing students with broad-based, rigorous and progressive education. By combining state-of-the-art facilities with renowned faculty, the department provides an education that gives students the necessary skills to become the next generation of innovators.