July 27, 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…

UAT eSports League of Legends team

UAT eSports Team Clenches West 6 Division – On To West Regionals!

Feb 14, 2017

UAT does sports, eSports! Yes, you read that right. UAT has a 5-member eSports team called “That’s Suboptimal” who’ve been competing in the Collegiate Starleague League of Legends Competitions for the win. Believe it or not, they are actually killin’ it in the game and are currently undefeated! Team That’s Suboptimal now sits atop the West 6 Division having won out over Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Riverside, Cal State San Bernadino and the Long Beach BeachBoys. Winning their division in regular season play, has earned them a bye this week and they automatically advance to the Round of 32 on…

When Elephants Fight Screening Hosted at University of Advancing Technology

“When Elephants Fight” Screening at UAT

Feb 13, 2017

Thanks to Sustainability, Energy and Green Technologies Professor Jill Brumand, UAT will host two screenings on conflict minerals called When Elephants Fight on Tuesday, February 14, at 9:30 a.m,. and 1:30 p.m., in the UAT Theater as part of the Environmental Perspectives class. This special engagement is open to everyone at the University and interested members of the community. Professor Brumand encourages staff, faculty, and students to attend. “When Elephants Fight provides insight into the human element of conflict minerals and the impact of technologies we use everyday on the environment. As present and future technologists, we work to build and grow…

UAT Workshop Game Jam

UAT Workshop Game Jam

Feb 2, 2017

Game developers – old and new, are invited to join the UAT Workshop Game Jam slated to kickoff the weekend of March 17-19, hosted at University of Advancing Technology (UAT). This game jam, piggybacking off iconic Game Developers Conference (GDC) and past jam Phoenix Global Game Jam gives game developers a chance to create a new game concept or continue developing an existing build. Game art and animation student Terrence Miller and Game Design Professor Matt Marquit are working together plan this event for the Game Design Workshop 2 class. Game Jam organizer Terrence Miller said, “This is a great…

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UAT Network Security Team Qualifies for Western Regional CCDC

Jan 31, 2017

UAT Cyber Security students finished in 4th place at the CCDC Virtual Qualifier over the weekend securing them a spot at Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (WRCCDC) on March 24-26, 2017, at the Cal Poly Pomona Bronco Center. UAT students are far from newbs to this competition, as UAT took 2nd place at 2016 WRCCDC. In the zone… UAT’s roster of 11 students including the eight selected participants and three alternates locked themselves in the Cyber Warfare Range an hour prior to competing, in order to brainstorm strategies, review items of interest, and discuss tactics if certain issues arise. It’s…

Phoenix Global Game Jam at UAT

And The Phoenix Global Game Jam Winners Are…

Jan 27, 2017

Game developers from University of Advancing Technology and surrounding colleges gathered at UAT for the Phoenix Global Game Jam on Jan 20-22, for an epic weekend of game development. Thanks to sponsors Game CoLab, Clique API, Tobii, NACET, Houdini, Red Bull, and Virtuix for giving jammers access to awesome technology in eye tracking and content creation, epic prize packages and for supplying endless cans of Redbull, keeping devs heavily caffeinated for the entire 48-hour jam. Game devs camped out in every workable space throughout the Commons, New Technologies Lab and Electronic Classrooms collaborating on games Friday night as they developed…

Making Friends While Making Games

Jan 26, 2017

Collaboration can lead to friendships—and new innovation—at University of Advancing Technology (UAT). Desiree Nienhaus (Game Art and Animation major) and Kathy Norris (Game Art and Animation major) collaborate on new art for their game Mirrored: The Re ective Resolution. These two work  uidly together in the high-energy, high tech atmosphere in the UAT Commons, where they are often seen on Game Lab Fridays. With forces like UAT championing women’s vital role in technology careers including game development, a growing number of women are earning tech respect with the skills and con dence they need to seize the reigns and innovate…

Meet The New Freshmen 2017

Jan 26, 2017

MICHAEL SHEPARD Hometown: Laurel, MD Major: Game Programming The thrill of video games began for Michael at a young age, playing games like the original Crash Bandicoot and Sly Cooper and later into more story-based games, like Pokemon. From there, Michael developed an interest in technology, wanting to know the ins and outs of how things worked. Having a love for games and technology made UAT the perfect school for Michael, who says his dream job is to be the lead programmer and designer at his own company. He feels that among the best aspects of attending a dedicated technology…