Profiles

UR Alum’s app brings barbers to POC students at PWIs

“There was always someplace that we could go to and just congregate and get things off our chest. [...] That's how the barbershop [became] a cultural institution.”

UR Baja SAE challenges students to design and race off-road vehicles

UR Baja SAE is a student organization on campus that designs, manufactures, assembles, analyzes, and then races a single-seat off-road vehicle.

UR Student startup hopes to use biotech to improve client’s athletic performance

After working for several biotech companies to develop biomechanics to help athletes achieve peak performance, Krishnan decided to start his own - Liquid Sportslab. Whilst trying to launch his company, Krishnan also juggled STEM courses, being the president of Psi Upsilon, research, internships, TA positions, and being a pitcher on the UR Varsity Baseball team.

UR Team competes to revolutionize hospital work

Team Bio-Sphere is working on developing a wearable biosensor (with an accompanying app) to help predict a risk of sepsis.

The Commissary revitalizes the food industry in downtown Rochester

In the heart of downtown Rochester sits the only community kitchen in Monroe County. Launched in October 2020 in the Sibley Building, The Commissary is Rochester’s first food business incubator.

UR Matched: A fresh start to matchmaking on campus

Given the hiatus of UR Marriage Pact, UR Matched aims to full this gap in matchmaking on campus, creating fulfilling relationships amongst students. Despite expectations, UR Matched has been extremely successful, attracting over a hundred applicants.

The students behind community weekend headliners

The artist selection process starts with a list generated by general members of SPB. At a general meeting, members will discuss who they think should be the artist for upcoming events. At the end of the discussions, SPB has a list of artists for future events. 

The orientation team: Planning for an uncertain future

Last-minute changes have been challenging for the team, but nothing exemplifies their tireless search for silver linings better than the forward-thinking orientation theme.

The founding of Justice For Asian Americans

One of JFAA’s main goals is to build solidarity between the different Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities on campus.

Chatting with Starbucks’ very own Ms. Mona

As synonymous as Starbucks is with a few warm, momentary reprieves from stress of our day-to-day grind, so is its manager Romona Gray — or just Mona for short. You’ve probably told her your order before, or if you’re a regular, she knew it as soon as she recognized your face. And when Mona’s not at the register taking drink orders or training new employees, she’s chatting and sharing a laugh with students.