Business Briefs for July 18 through July 20
Santa Cruz Bike Demo
JANS Sports along with Santa Cruz Mountain Bikes is scheduled to host a free Santa Cruz Bikes Demo Day Sunday, July 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held at the JANS Sports location at Deer Valley located at 2280 Deer Valley Dr E. The public is invited to try the all new Tallboy LT or Blur TRc. The Santa Cruz demo team will be available for questions. Participants must be 18 years or older to demo a bike or must have a parent sign. Demo participants will be asked to leave a credit card or ID to be able to demo a bike. Please bring shoes and pedals if you have them.
Verizon Wireless 4G LTE in Park City
Verizon Wireless 4G LTE will launch services in Park City in the coming weeks, allowing residents and visitors using the cell phone company to receive faster Internet service on their smart phones. 4G LTE, which is already available in more than 300 markets nationwide, will boost service speeds by up to 10 times faster, according to the comapny. Verizon Wireless customers can choose from the largest selection of 4G LTE devices, ranging from tablets, mobile hotspots, smartphones and more, including the new iPad and Samsung Galaxy S® III.
NSF Awards Utah $20M for statewide research infrastructure
The National Science Foundation has awarded a group of Utah higher educational institutions and related organizations a five-year, $20 million competitive grant to help manage and protect the state’s water, according to a press release from the state. The grant funds a statewide effort to assist in building the human and research infrastructure needed to sustainably manage Utah’s waters. The award, which went into effect July 1, creates iUTAH, which stands for innovative Urban Transitions and Aridregion Hydro-Sustainability. iUTAH is an interdisciplinary effort among researchers from Utah State University, the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, and two dozen other Utah institutions of higher education, government agencies and industry and non-profit partners. iUTAH will strategically invest in projects aimed at monitoring and improving state water usage, while informing Utah residents of sustainable practices, and educating future water scientists and managers. The program also will promote long-term collaboration among Utah institutions and provide interdisciplinary research opportunities to students and faculty from kindergarten through postgraduate school. For a list of iUtah participating organizations, visit http://www.utah.gov.
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