June 23, 2017

YouTube Tuesday: TEDxPhoenix 2015!




Loyal readers of the UAT Tech Blog will remember that in April, UAT Digital Video students filmed TEDxPhoenix 2015 “Press Play” at the Mesa Arts Center. Now the edited talks are being uploaded to the official TEDxTalks YouTube Channel! The talks were filmed by students Austin Prendergast, Ceara McSherry, Saphire Tillmon, Darien Marion, Gwyneth Christoffel, Ryan Moore, Jacob Glass, Dominique Laster and Nick Francia and were edited by students Jordan Wippell, Chase Harper, Brandon Scott and Brett Chapman under the guidance and assistance of UATDV Program Champion, Professor Paul DeNigris. Watch the talks here! Expect the rest to be uploaded shortly. Find…

UAT to Award Scholarship to the Great Arizona Code Challenge Winner

Great Arizona Code Challenge




The Great Arizona <Code> Challenge is happening Friday and Saturday at the Infusionsoft headquarters in Chandler. This 36-hour hackathon invites the best young programmers (3rd to 8th grade) from across the state to compete for prizes. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend. The MIT Enterprise Forum of Phoenix and the Prenda Code Club host the Great Arizona <Code> Challenge. University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is also a partner of the event promoting STEAM education. UAT will offer the winning individual or team a half-tuition scholarship as a grand prize. UAT President Jason Pistillo said, “From my experiences…

UAT Partners With SARRC To Host 3rd Annual College Prep “G33K” Summer Camp For Young Adults With Autism

SARRC Camp




SARRC Camp to Simulate College Experience for Teens With Autism TEMPE, Ariz. – July 21, 2015 – For the third consecutive year, University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is partnering with Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) to host the G33K College Prep Summer Camp for young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). During this weeklong camp, SARRC staff and camp participants will have the opportunity to complete the typical college admissions process, move into the UAT dorms, attend classes, collaborate in teams, use new technology, complete a comprehensive group project, eat meals at the university café and take part…

Cyber Security Degree Students Capture The Flag For Ethical Hackers

Network Security students learning skills in a Capture the Flag challenge




UAT Network Security students who belong to ethical hacking group ‘Layer8’ have began an intense 3-day worldwide challenge of Capture the Flag (CTF), hosted virtually in Milan, Italy. This is not your childhood game of hiding a red bandana from your opponent in the woods. This CTF requires the team to solve security-related challenges in Cryptography, Forensics, Reverse Engineering, Pwning (exploiting weaknesses), Web Hacking and a Grab Bag of miscellaneous tasks. The purpose of this CTF is to help security people look at problems differently and determine the techniques and skills that are needed industry wide. There are also prizes…

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…

YouTube Tuesday: Good Faith Casting




If you’ve been on the UAT campus recently, you may have noticed large groups of actors coming and going. One day it’ll be all middle-aged men auditioning for a national commercial; the next day, tall athletic models auditioning for a magazine fashion shoot; another, pre-teens taking an acting class… you get the idea! And sometimes, actors are even here to audition for UAT Digital Video Program productions. But what do all these groups have in common? Good Faith Casting! Faith Hibbs-Clark and her daughter Bella Hibbs run Good Faith Casting, a full-service casting service that has had a relationship with UAT…

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…

The Great War PC Game Commemorates WW1

The Great War




How are video games made? That’s what Nick Reed wondered as a child. “I loved playing video games and wanted to know how they were made. So after serving six years in the Navy, I decided it was time to spread my creative wings and do something I really enjoy,” Nick said. After searching for the perfect school, Nick enrolled at UAT to study Game Design in January 2013. With financial backing from a GI Bill, he knew it was time to get to work on making his dream into a career. “I like the environment here – it’s small…

New Movie Tuesday: BUDDY SYSTEM




The Digital Video Program kicks off a new feature this month called “New Movie Tuesday!” Every Tuesday, a “new” movie hits our YouTube channel – we say “new” because these movies typically have been on the film festival circuit for about a year before finally being released publicly on the web. This week’s film is no exception! “Buddy System” is a 6-minute zombie short very much inspired by The Walking Dead. Originally written by Professor Paul DeNigris for the students to produce as part of the Summer 2013 IFP 48-Hour Film Challenge, the film was resurrected after the 48-hour version failed to…

Maker Faire New York

MakerFaire




UAT is getting involved in Maker Faire this year and the event couldn’t be a more perfect fit for our innovative community of makers, especially students in the Digital Maker and Fabrication degree! What is Maker Faire? It’s called the “Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth.” Maker Faire is part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new! As a celebration of the Maker Movement, it’s a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Faire gathers together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. Makers come to show their creations and share…