July 24, 2017

Can VR Help Reduce Stress Levels in College Students?

Virtual Reality Degree at University of Advancing Technology




Can Virtual Reality (VR) help to reduce stress levels in college students? Let’s find out. High school student Kristy Taing, who attends BASIS Chandler, is conducting her senior research project at UAT to study anxiety levels in college students. In working with UAT Game Studios Program Champion Derric Clark and game design students, Kristy has created a study that measures a students stress level before and after playing a short, relaxing VR game on the HTC Vive for a period of five minutes. In order to measure the stress levels of students, Kristy used a Likert scale and blood pressure…

Prepare for the Fall Career Fair

Bechtel at UAT Career Fair




Are you ready to network with some of the biggest companies in the country? The Fall 2016 Career Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 2-4 p.m., at UAT in the Common areas. There will be a variety of tech companies looking for talented individuals like yourself, so aim to be prepared for any opportunity you may encounter. It is important that your resume and interview skills are on par in order to put your best foot forward in your career search. Need help finessing your resume or preparing for the interview process? We are here to help! Please work with UAT’s Career Services advisor Ashley Murry, as…

SIP Fair

Student Innovation Project




The Student Innovation Project, or SIP, gives students a chance to develop an innovative idea and put their creativity to work. As early as their sophomore year, students are asked to begin brainstorming for their SIP. In SIP311, where students come up with a project and outline a viable prototype. During their senior year in SIP483, students use most of the time to work on the SIP, constructing a working model that will later be judged at the SIP Fair by UAT Faculty and local industry leaders for feedback. The SIP is a reflection of the UAT Experience – developing ideas, prototyping the…

UAT Network Security Experts Featured in Ransomware Story

Ransomware interview with Fox10 Phoenix and UAT Provost Dave Bolman




What is ransomware and how should one handle it? In the UAT Cyber Warfare Range, Provost Dr. Dave Bolman and ‎Network Security‬ Professor Al Kelly comment on ‪ransomware‬ and how to handle the threat in a FOX 10 Phoenix interview with special assignment reporters Kristy Siefkin and Tishin Donkersley.  Ransomware – a type of malware that can be covertly installed on a computer without the knowledge of the user which restricts access to the infected computer system and demands that the user pay a ransom to the malware operators to remove the restriction.  The topic of ransomware is frequently discussed in the news…

Live in the Game Jam

live in the game jam




Benjamin Pope, UAT Game Design Alumni and owner of Live in the Game, LLC, is in the process of organizing the company’s first solo Game Jam scheduled for the weekend of April 15-17, 2016, at University of Advancing Technology. Some of you may be wondering, “what is a Game Jam?” Some of you may be wondering, “what is a Game Jam?” A Game Jam is a gathering of game developers for the purpose of planning, designing and creating one or more games within a short span of time, usually ranging between 24 and 72 hours. Game developers are generally made up of programmers, game designers, artists…

WRCCDC – UAT Celebrates 2nd Place Win

WRCCDC - UAT Network Security students




Eight Network Security students and Professor Al Kelly loaded up the UAT van on Thursday and set out on a road trip for the Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (WRCCDC) held in Pomona, California, the weekend of March 18-20. The mission of the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) system is to provide a controlled, competitive environment for institutions with a Computer Science or Information Security curriculum to assess their student’s depth of understanding and operational competency in protecting a corporate network infrastructure. The CCDC competition ask student teams to assume administrative and protective duties for an existing commercial network…

VEX U Championship Results

Southwest Regional VEX-University (VEX U) Championship




The UAT Robotics Team (The G33K Squad) competed in its second Southwest Regional VEX-University (VEX U) Championship on Saturday, March 5, coinciding with the commencement of Spring Break at UAT. Five dedicated UAT Robotics students who took the VEX Competition class during the fall semester, formed the core team, built the robots and competed in the VEX U event. The team consisted of Daniel Carpenter, Garrett Tidd, Alexander Gregory, Daniel Molnar and David Hendrix. At the competition: Despite a rough beginning due to problems during robot inspection, as well as missing two of our six matches due to reasons beyond our control, The G33K Squad…

Career Fair is Coming Soon!

Career Fair




The Spring 2016 Career Fair is fast approaching on Friday, March 18, at UAT. Are you ready to network with some of the biggest companies in the country? Take a look at just a few of the companies that will be here looking for talented individuals like yourself: Live in the Game MeltMedia Avnet GoDaddy Syntel FBI Obiquia Bechtel Goodwill It is important that you make sure that your resume and interview skills are on par so that you can put your best foot forward in your career search. We can work with you in finessing your resume as well…

See Through Walls With Wi-Fi Devices

Superman See Through Walls with Wifi Devices




Cutting edge technology now gives Superman some competition. Scientists at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab have developed a device that uses WiFi signals to effectively see through walls and other obstacles, with the ability to identify which persons are standing behind it. This new technology coined RF Capture, is enhanced version of previous methods of capturing movements across a house – technology used by mothers to see their baby’s breathing and firefighters to determine if there are survivors in a burning building. How does RF Capture work?  RF-Capture works by transmitting wireless signals that, upon hitting a person standing behind a wall,…

UAT Provost, Dr. David Bolman, First Valley Leadership Board President in Tech

Valley Leadership




Bolman Brings Focus in Technology and Education to Arizona’s Premier Leadership Institute TEMPE, AZ – June 15, 2015 – University of Advancing Technology’s (UAT) Provost Dr. David Bolman is the first tech-based Board President that Valley Leadership has elected, bringing to the table a combined perspective of education, technology and innovation. Historically, leaders in technology have not been hugely involved in community outreach, but Dr. Bolman, as well as UAT as a whole, has always found opportunities to connect, engage and give back to the community. As the first tech-based President serving VL, Bolman said, “This is a crucial time for the…