August 24, 2017

UAT Sponsors PPCS Middle School Science Fair

PPCS Science Fair

UAT Professor of Computer Science, Dr. Jill Coddington, recently served as a judge for the Pikes Peak Christian School (PPCS) Middle School Science Fair in Colorado Springs, Colorado. As a Program Lead for the Advancing Computer Science and Robotics & Embedded Systems degrees, Dr. Coddington understands the scientific method and was able to help select winners of the science fair. The winners for each age group were given a UAT T-shirt along with a ribbon and monetary award. Congratulations to the winners! We hope you feel proud when you wear your UAT GEEK shirt. Related PostsFirst-Time College Bound? Set Yourself Up…

8 Fun Fall Festivities in Arizona

Fall

Tis the season of pumpkin patches and corn mazes! Haunted houses and state fairs! Art shows and concerts. And of course CARDINALS FOOTBALL! Are you looking for a family friendly event or a night out with friends? Well I’ve found some fun things you can do this Fall in the Valley. Enjoy! Schnepf Farms Pumpkin & Chili Party Every Thursday – Sunday in October Queen Creek, Arizona 21st Annual Schnepf Farms Pumpkin & Chili Party – Hillbilly Bob’s pig races, spooky train rides, live entertainment, carousel, petting barn, 4-acre and Celebrity 10-acre maize, bon fires, pumpkin patch, hayride, Stuntmasters BMX…

Professor DeNigris Selects Short Film Lineup at Herberger Theater’s Festival of the Arts

Festival of the Arts

This year, Professor Paul DeNigris has been asked by the Herberger Theater to program a series of short films for their annual Festival of the Arts on November 7, in downtown Phoenix. As a past participant in the Festival, Professor DeNigris has shown some of his films, but this is the first time they have asked him to run the show. So he has stacked the deck with lots of UAT films as you can see here: http://www.herbergertheater.org/festival-performances/ He is happy to have the opportunity to put many of UAT’s talented student filmmakers on display at an amazing local theater. If you are a connoisseur of independent short…

AZ Tech Beat Visits UAT on #ExposeTheAwesome Tour

Expose the Awesome

UAT was the last stop on AZ Tech Beat‘s #ExposeTheAwesome Tour, where they had a neat idea to interview cool companies in various technology fields throughout the summer. We had a busy day planned for AZTB Editor Tishin Donkersley, Community Manager Ryan Loebe and Film Intern Xavier Smith, but we knew they were ready for it! First, they sat down with Provost Dr. David Bolman to find out why UAT is unique and how access to great technology molds our students into innovators for the future. Dr. Bolman had no trouble expressing his enthusiasm for technology and how important UAT is to…

UAT Hosts Chief Science Officer Training for High School Students Interested in STEM

Chief Science Officer training at UAT

On Saturday, September 26, UAT will host 50-80 high school leaders, tech students and STEM advocates, from approximately 30 high schools in Arizona for Chief Science Officer training. This 1-day camp will give students tips in leadership, communication, teamwork, branding, and so much more in order for these individuals to give STEM a voice in Student Government at their schools. Student Government is usually comprised of political officials, a president, VP, secretary and treasurer, but this program will add the Chief Science Officer, a position supporting science, technology, engineering and assisting geeks to become better communicators and advocates for STEM. UAT was involved when…

Student Game Entered in Indie Game Maker Contest

Colliding Souls

A UAT Student Team has recently put out a game called Colliding Souls – and they decided to enter their game into a contest. Please check this blog out and consider voting for one our own! GAME INFO – Colliding Souls Genre: An old-school turned based role-playing game (RPG) in the style of Final Fantasy and Phantasy Star. Back story: The game follows the son of the man who lead the Great Slave Revolt and his people to freedom. Now years later, a young Farmer must grow into a man much sooner than expected. In his journey he will meet friends, perhaps…

Boy Scouts to Earn Animation Merit Badge From UAT Professor

Boy Scouts Merit Badge

The Boy Scouts of America Grand Canyon Council will participate in The Merit Badge University during the weekend of October 8-10, where each Boy Scout will choose to learn two merit badges including an option to earn a badge in Animation taught by UAT Art and Animation Professor Jorge Portillo.  Boy Scouts, ranging in age from 11-17, interested in the Animation Merit Badge will visit University of Advancing Technology for a tour on Saturday, Sept. 26, and will complete the onsite requirements prior to The Merit Badge University.  Development Director Steve Pomerantz said, “This is the first year that The Merit…

DEF CON Talk Cancelled

Each year at DEF CON, we receive a huge number of submissions. While most of them are interesting to some portion of our attendee population, there are normally a few talks that seem to have mass appeal. This year, DEF CON received a submission from Ben Caudill about a technology he had created, called Proxy Ham. The concept was simple; increase the anonymity and privacy of a user by creating a device that allows a remote connection that can’t easily be traced back to the user. The device was designed around a Raspberry Pi, and included wireless interfaces in the…

UAT Professors Teach Technology To Seniors In Tempe

Professor Fuentes with Seniors at Tempe Library

Local Technology University Offers iPad Instruction To Senior Citizens Senior citizens who feel like today’s technology has left them behind have an opportunity to catch up! This summer, University of Advancing Technology (UAT) Professors Angel Fuentes, Matthew Marquit, and Yvonne Watterson are teaching free technology classes on iPad instruction to seniors at four Tempe Public Library locations. Tempe Tech Classes are geared for residents age 50+, who have little experience with computers and want to learn how to use an iPad. Classes hold up to 10 people and will run through Aug. 19, 2015. iPads will be provided for classroom…

5 Things You May Not Know About DEF CON

DEF CON

DEF CON is one of the world’s largest annual hacker conventions, held every year in Las Vegas, since its inception in June 1993. The special sauce to DEF CON is that growth is largely organic and unplanned. As the conference has evolved, DEF CON has adopted the input and great ideas for content and events from many of the attendees and staff. DEF CON attendees can expect to see computer security professionals, journalists, lawyers, federal government employees, security researchers, and hackers interested in computer architecture, phone phreaking, hardware modification, and anything else that can be “cracked.” The event consists of…