May 26, 2017

DEF CON 24

DEFCON Hacking Conference




DEF CON is one of the oldest and largest continuously running hacker conventions, which seems to continue growing each year. UAT will make its usual rounds at DEF CON to connect with alumni as well as many like minded technology-driven individuals. Originally started in 1993 by The Dark Tangent, DEF CON is a unique experience for each con-goer. All events at DEF CON were conceived by the attendees. Some people play capture the flag the entire time, while many people never touch a computer at DEF CON. Some people see every speech they can, while others miss all the talks….

Baking Cookies With A Solar Oven

Solar grill construction




Photo above: Students Will Peterson (Network Security), Matthew Miller (Network Security) and Marlon Burno (Network Security) work together and design their solar oven. Last week, students constructed solar ovens in Professor’s Jill Brumand’s Sustainability in Practice class. Groups of students from all different disciplines brainstormed ideas and turned their plans into man-made solar ovens. This example of a solar oven was designed by Network Security student Will Peterson. He constructed the box to capture and focus sunlight from multiple angles. The main body was constructed out of plywood and the reflectors are old cabinet doors that we covered with tin foil. They are connected with standard…

UAT to Launch Certificate Programs in Cyber Security and Computer Science Programming

University of Advancing Technology




New Career Advancing Opportunities for Cyber Security and IT Professionals University of Advancing Technology (UAT) now offers the option to earn a professional certificate in technology-centric disciplines. These certificate options derived from the reality that local business is starved of technology talent and as such find themselves having a difficult time scaling for growth. As a long time partner meeting the needs of business demands, UAT is seeking to impact sector growth head-on. These certificate options afford business owners and executives the ability to grow their company while offering employees seeking career advancement opportunities an affordable option to add professional…

Digital Maker & Fabricator DIY: Make Your Own ‘Smart Socks’ To Pause A Netflix Show When You Fall Asleep

Netflix smart socks




When binge watching Netflix shows, it’s common to fall asleep at the tail end of an episode never to know exactly where you left off. What if there was a special device that could sense when the viewer had fallen asleep and pause the show so they could resume right where they left off? Netflix created something that does just that! Netflix based the sleep-detection system in the socks off of “actigraphy,” which uses an accelerometer to tell when you’ve stopped moving for a while (presumably when you’ve fallen asleep). In the socks prototype, an LED light in the cuff of the…

First Cyber Security Degree College in Arizona Marks 15 Years of Elite Graduates

Cyber Security Degree at UAT




Originating and leading cyber security degree education in Arizona, University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is marking 15 successful years since the inception of its elite Network Security degree program. The longest-running cyber security degree program in the state has prepared more graduates from a NSA- and CAE-credentialed education than any other university’s cyber program in Arizona. As a result, they have taken their place among the nation’s top cyber security professionals and help to meet growing demand that recently surpassed 200,000 job openings. Prior to cyber security becoming part of the U.S. vocabulary, UAT launched the Network Security degree, now…

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…

UAT Connect Welcomes New Students For Fall Semester

Connect




Welcome new students to University of Advancing Technology! You are beginning your journey of innovation with many other technophiles like yourself. We hope you feel at home here – whether you are moving in to the dorms, UAT Founder’s Hall, commuting to campus daily or attending our campus online.  We can’t wait to for you to get settled, get familiar with the campus, meet new friends and learn what it means to be an innovator at UAT. The sky is not the limit, you can take your ideas anywhere with technology! Don’t miss out on any of the action starting the first…

What Would Be Great To Do Next…

Technology




A couple weeks ago I spoke to the UAT graduating class and in that message I referred to the implications of living in and building upon the current world landscape. Specifically I pointed to the accomplishment of creating a universal access to the Internet and computing resources that is now deeply woven into our daily lives. This was the great and admirable work of the previous generation. And while there is still plenty (lifetimes) of work left to be done in this area, we have breathing room to ask the question – What is next? When I think about what…

Experience Leadership Program

Experience Leadership Program




Higher Education is all about the EXPERIENCE! Are you kind, helpful, outgoing and eager to share your experience with new students? Then you have what it takes to be an EXL Leader! Experience Leadership Program (EXL) Being a part of the Experience Leadership Program as an Experience(EXL) Leader means that you are one of the first contacts first year incoming students meet when they arrive on campus. Now that you’ve been an active student at UAT for at least one semester, we are thrilled that you are considering the opportunity to be an EXL Leader yourself. What will you gain? Develop…

Can We Understand Massive Security Data?

Matrix




Security software and technology are evolving rapidly, allowing security systems to collect and correlate more data about the inner workings of our network and computing systems, than ever before. But nearly no progress has been made in areas relevant to data visualization; which are key to allowing users to comprehend the vast amount of data collected. This puts at risk our ability to understand the key information required to make important decisions related to protecting our data assets. To put this simply, we’re using cutting edge technology to collect security data that we aren’t truly able to fully understand. Without…