July 28, 2017

  • YubiKey

    Computer Science Student Ups His Personal Security With YubiKey

    There are “hackers” at any college but especially at UAT, where some of the best Network Security, Technology Forensics, Network Engineering and Information Assurance students in the state receive their education. That’s why Advancing Computer Science student Christopher Peterson decided to get secure with his logins. He uses a product called YubiKey, which looks like a small thumb drive that you plug into your computer and it generates a unique, 44-digit, single-use passcode that provides a second line of security for your logins, beyond a username and password. “I started using it because I was going to college and their…

  • KalqueLord

    KalqueLord, Created in UAT Game Studios

    The summer semester is winding down, but many UAT Game Studios development teams are still hard at work trying to complete as much work on their games as possible before the Greenlight Celebration on August 13. Each semester, student game developers pitch a game concept to UAT Game Studios Professors hoping to be greenlit into production for the semester. At the end of the term, each team lead presents their game build, hands out team awards and demos the game for the public. During this summer session, six games were created and developed over 15 weeks. The games made over…

  • DV students hit El Rey Network with “Up Route”

    In the Spring of 2015, UAT filmmakers Jordan Wippell and Brandon Scott lead a team of their fellow students to make “Up Route” for the Inter-College 48 Hour Film Challenge. The film won multiple awards, including Best Film, and then went on to be screening in over 16 film festivals worldwide and received BEST STUDENT SHORT at Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival in Chicago. But the little film just keeps chugging along, having caught the eye of the folks at Robert Rodriguez‘s El Rey Network. Rodriguez is one of the filmmakers studied in UAT’s DV program, as he is a great…

  • SARRC Geek Camp at UAT

    UAT to Host College Prep “G33K” Summer Camp for Young Adults with Autism

    Summer Tech Camp Offers Weeklong College Experience to Teens with Autism University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is proud to partner with Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) and New Way Academy to host the G33K College Prep Summer Camp, the only program of its kind created specifically for young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to take place the week of July 23 – 29, at University of Advancing Technology’s Tempe campus. Many individuals on the spectrum love computers and possess a skill set well-suited for a career in technology or engineering. Without this camp, there are dozens of…

  • Oculus The Unspoken VR Tournament

    UPDATE: UAT Student Competed in Unspoken VR Game Tournament

    Alumni Jesse Rogers, who studied Game Design at UAT, had the chance to compete in the final stage of Oculus’s The Unspoken VR Tournament for Oculus Rift Touch last month in New York City. Because Jesse made it to the Top 8, he won airfare and a hotel stay in New York City so he could participate in the finals. See our previous blog on how Jesse earned a spot in the Top 8! So how did the tournament go? Jesse checked into the hotel and took a ride to the Microsoft Store on Fifth Avenue. At the studio, he met…

Welcoming You to Campus!

Mar 7, 2017

Dr. David Bolman (left), UAT Provost, recognizes the dedicated Experience Leaders (EXL) who make new students feel welcome on campus. Because they successfully completed one full year of service, they are receiving a coveted letter of recommendation from Provost Bolman that will go into their portfolios. EXL leaders are enthusiastic, outgoing student leaders who apply and are selected by UAT to help familiarize new students with the campus, share insights about life at UAT, and help them begin to feel connected and at home. Beginning to feel welcome already? So what are you waiting for? Take a tour today. uat.edu/tour…

Career Fair at University of Advancing Technology

Land a Job or Internship at the Spring Career Fair

Mar 6, 2017

The Spring 2016 Career Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, April 5 at UAT. It’s important to prepare yourself for a Career Fair, as many companies will give interviews on the spot. 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: GoDaddy U-Haul Nextivia State of Arizona Bechtel GPS Insight Early Warning Services Charles Schwab It is important that you make sure that your resume and interview skills are on par so that you can put your…

UAT Students Take Comicon

Mar 5, 2017

UAT Game Studios has always had a presence at Comicon, but this year, game project team leads stepped it up to pitch Phoenix Comicon as panelists, and they were selected! The team spoke during the panel presentation Team Leads Perspective on Game Development. Panelists included Tyler Ann Cook (The Deadliest War: A World Game for Peace, Game Design major), Harlan Whitfield (Project Oddity, Game Art and Animation major), Justin Trimmer (The Cortez Family, The Deadliest War, Game Programming major), Jesse Rogers (Couch Game, Game Programming major), Kenny Ryan (Crimson Nights, Game Design major), and Ben Pope (Mirrored, Game Design, Game…

Sharing a Laugh; Making Some Dough

Mar 4, 2017

Student café workers Leo Perez (Network Security major) and Nolan McPhee (Game Programming major) are sharing a laugh on the job in UAT’s Campus Cafe. Students have many opportunities to apply for paid and volunteer positions on campus, and a job at UAT’s Campus Café may be just what you are looking for! Flexible hours, competitive wages and the benefits of working on campus are just a few of the perks. You’ll meet a lot of people too. Food for thought!  For more information and to apply, visit uat.edu/majors. Link to this post!

RAs Have Fun Too

Mar 4, 2017

Resident Assistants (RAs) Jennifer Taflin (Business Technology/Robotics and Embedded Systems major), Killian Davies (Digital Video major), Juan Wilbur, Jr., (Game Programming major) and Christopher Godina (Game Design major) not only are great student leaders, they know how to unwind at Dave & Busters during RA Fun Night. RAs are current students who act as student advocates and mentors for the students living at Founder’s Hall, UAT’s on-campus dormitory. They assist students with their transition to university life, help them connect to student life and support them during their educational journey. At UAT, we’re all about helping you soar. Take the…

UAT eSports Team League of Legends

Update on UAT eSports Team That’s Suboptimal, Sitting in Top 16

Mar 3, 2017

UAT’s League of Legends eSports team That’s Suboptimal had a BYE last weekend due to their top performance. Currently Team That’s Suboptimal is ranked in the Top 16 teams in the West and will play in the Round of 16 on March 4, against University of Southern California USC A. If they win on March 4, they will enter the Regional Quarter Finals or the Top 8 on March 11. Teams that make it to that stage will earn a $1,000 scholarship per player. If they make it all the way to the top team in the Region, they will play…

Tempe Geeks Night Out

Try Virtual Reality at Tempe Geeks Night Out

Mar 1, 2017

Come check out a Virtual Reality demo at UAT’s booth at Tempe Geek’s Night Out on Thursday, March 2, from 4:30-8 p.m., at Tempe Public Library. Join Tempe’s Geeks Night Out in its 6th year running, presented by the Arizona Sci-Tech Festival showcasing all things STEAM-related. If you don’t know what STEAM means, it stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. As technology becomes more and more immersed in today’s world, STEAM jobs will be in extremely high demand and luckily for UAT students, all of our majors offered are 100 percent STEAM. Enthusiasts and Geeks of all ages…