February 19, 2018

  • Voice Recognition – AI for Audio

    Voice recognition is a prominent technology that is being used in more and more places today. There is voice recognition for recognizing the speaker. This type of voice recognition is used for security (physical access and access to files in computer network). This is also evolving to give specific instructions/information to the speaker as well. There is voice recognition for translation, as well. This allows for written transcripts of audio events. The benefits are not limited to ADA compliance but useful for translating into other languages and to have a searchable transcript of an event. In both cases, artificial intelligence…

  • Alumni Highlight: Gage Roland

    Gage graduated from UAT in May 2017, as a dual major in Advancing Computer Science and Human Computer Interaction. As a student, Gage had a known presence at UAT as a veteran Student Ambassador, giving tours to new students and their families. Gage was hired as a Data Analyst at Omni ePartners, a broker company that works with brands to sell products through Amazon US, Canada, Fresh, and other online vendors like Chewy.com and Walmart. What Does A Data Analyst Do? As a data analyst, Gage generates back-end reports from Amazon to find financial trends in the companies we work…

  • 7th Annual Tempe Geeks Night Out

    It’s the time of year again! UAT is excited once again to participate and sponsor Tempe Geeks Night Out. UAT will have lots of cool tech to show off such as activities in Virtual Reality, Robotics, 3D Printing, Sustainability and Math! Join Tempe’s Geeks Night Out in its 7th 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,…

  • Musical Tesla Coil Circuit

    This Musical Tesla Coil Circuit Plays Tetris Theme Song

    Blog post by Robotics student Brandon Mickelsen There’s always something awesome happening in the robotics lab at UAT. As a robotics major, it’s so much fun to be a part of it. One of my most recent projects was something I’ve been meaning to build since high school, a musical Tesla Coil. You may have heard of Tesla Coils. They’re essentially large coils of wire that steps up a low voltage power source into a much, much higher voltage – on the order of thousands of volts. The coils often produce a corona discharge (an electrical arc that looks like…

  • 2018 CCDC Qualifier

    UAT CCDC Team Places 3rd, Qualifying for Regionals

    The results are in! Out of 17 teams competing in the CCDC Qualifier, UAT had to place 8th or better… UAT placed 3rd overall and took 1st in the defense category. Congrats to this amazing group of dedicated Network Security students. Currently UAT is the top Arizona College coming out of the 2018 CCDC Qualifier. Next stop is the regionals. Here are the standings: 1 – Cal Poly Pomona 2 – Stanford Univ. 3 – University of Advancing Tech 4 – CSU Northridge 5 – UC Riverside 6 – San Diego State Univ. 7 – National Univ. 8 – Arizona…

Voice Recognition – AI for Audio

Feb 19, 2018

Voice recognition is a prominent technology that is being used in more and more places today. There is voice recognition for recognizing the speaker. This type of voice recognition is used for security (physical access and access to files in computer network). This is also evolving to give specific instructions/information to the speaker as well. There is voice recognition for translation, as well. This allows for written transcripts of audio events. The benefits are not limited to ADA compliance but useful for translating into other languages and to have a searchable transcript of an event. In both cases, artificial intelligence…

Alumni Highlight: Gage Roland

Feb 15, 2018

Gage graduated from UAT in May 2017, as a dual major in Advancing Computer Science and Human Computer Interaction. As a student, Gage had a known presence at UAT as a veteran Student Ambassador, giving tours to new students and their families. Gage was hired as a Data Analyst at Omni ePartners, a broker company that works with brands to sell products through Amazon US, Canada, Fresh, and other online vendors like Chewy.com and Walmart. What Does A Data Analyst Do? As a data analyst, Gage generates back-end reports from Amazon to find financial trends in the companies we work…

Meet New Freshmen

Feb 9, 2018

Daniel McWhorter – Not afraid to get involved, ask questions and engage with topics in other disciplines, Daniel is a brand new student at UAT, studying Game Art and Animation. His professors have noticed that Daniel stands out for being conscientious and creative within the mere months that he’s been with us. Daniel appreciates the intimate setting that UAT provides where he can casually meet with tutors, mentors and professors for help in the Commons. Daniel has been earning top marks in class, but still finds time for fun, personal projects like a cool “prop space blaster,” where he gets to let his creativity take…

Code Your Future

Feb 9, 2018

UAT is a tremendous advocate for encouraging local youngsters – male and female to get immersed in the world of technology.  Code Day, put on by Startup AZ Foundation, is instrumental in furthering that mission by gathering students ages 9-20 in underserved populations and areas with limited technical resources together at UAT with extensive access to tech for this 24-hour hacking event.  The goal of Code Day is to offer a fun event where students can digest and learn coding skills in hopes to expose young tech lovers to career possibilities in the world of programming and information technology.  Don’t…

The Thrill of 48 Hours

Feb 9, 2018

In celebration of UAT’s Founding Day, faculty and staff take the day off, but that doesn’t mean students are just sitting around the tech-infused campus bored… no way! As a tradition, the UAT Game Studios department hosts a 48-hour game jam on Sept. 23, in honor of UAT’s Founder’s Day.  What is a game jam, you ask?  A game jam is a dedicated game development event lasting 48 hours, that gives game developers including designers, programmers and artists the opportunity to work together to build a complete game. No, it’s not required for students to partake in the game jam,…

Comic Fest

Feb 9, 2018

A huge highlight of the summer for UAT students and faculty alike is the epic Phoenix Comic Fest, known for swarming the downtown Phoenix Convention Center for 4 awesome days of Sci-Fi, super hero and comic book shenanigans!  UAT added value to Comic Fest (formerly Phoenix Comic Con) by offering advice from Program Champion Derric Clark, who spoke on a panel on Game Development along with other local experts.  UAT Game Studios students and alumni also featured their indie games at the Southwest Video Game Showcase on platforms such as the HTC Vive, Samsung VR and Google Cardboard, as well as PC…

7th Annual Tempe Geeks Night Out

Feb 8, 2018

It’s the time of year again! UAT is excited once again to participate and sponsor Tempe Geeks Night Out. UAT will have lots of cool tech to show off such as activities in Virtual Reality, Robotics, 3D Printing, Sustainability and Math! Join Tempe’s Geeks Night Out in its 7th 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,…