November 18, 2017

UAT Digital Video Degree

UAT Computer Science Professor Judges Science Fair

Professor Jill Coddington at Science Fair

Professor Jill Coddington judged an 8th grade Science Fair at Pikes Peak Christian School in Colorado Springs.

UAT was a sponsor of this event and provided T-shirts as prizes to the top 3 winners. Professor Coddington spoke on the importance of STEM careers and what UAT does in educating young technologists for the future.

Here are photos of the winners. Congratulations!

Science Fair

Science Fair


Save the Date – Fall Student Innovation Project Fair (SIP)

The Student Innovation Project (SIP) Fair is a event to show off semesters of student’s hard work and innovative ideas.

In preparation, students conduct extensive research and overcome challenges as they strive to innovate new ideas and products that aim to bridge gaps within their fields.

Senior level students are coached and supported throughout the process and they learn to question their concepts and develop skills to move their projects forward.

Director Brett Chapman wins SIP Fair for Loyalty Lies with the Dead

The upcoming SIP Fair for the Fall 2017 semester takes place on Dec. 7, in the UAT Theater. It is an all-day event, starting at 10:30 a.m. through the awards ceremony at 4 p.m. All UAT students and employees are encouraged to join in the Fair and celebrate UAT’s successful semester of graduating students.

Who: UAT Senior level students

What: Fall Student Innovation Project Fair

When: Thursday, December 7, from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: UAT Theater, Commons and Classrooms

This event is open to the public.

DV film “Toppled” now online!

Back in 2016, UAT’s Digital Video Program teamed up with repeat collaborator Ayman Samman to produce a short film inspired by the “Arab Spring,” called “Toppled.” Samman, who starred in UAT productions such as “Parallax” and “Red Sand” before landing a plum role in Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, was inspired to write “Toppled” after a scary brush with the chaos of the Arab Spring in his home country of Egypt. Seeing his homeland erupt into turmoil and being evacuated by the US State Department, followed by what looked to be truly democratic elections in Egypt being undermined by military dictatorship inspired Samman to write the story of a dictator on the run as his country revolts against his rule.

Working with our regular casting directors at Good Faith Casting, Samman and Professor Paul DeNigris cast veteran actor Tony Amendola (The Mask of Zorro, Stargate SG-1, Once Upon a Time) as the fleeing dictator to play opposite Samman as his last loyal bodyguard. What results is a timely look at how the dream of democracy dies under the boot heel of ruthless power. Enjoy here, or click through to YouTube and watch it in “2160p” also known as “UltraHD.”

More UAT Tech Blog coverage of “Toppled” –

Behind the Scenes of UATDV’s “Toppled”

UAT Digital Video Casts Actor Tony Amendola in New Film, “Toppled”

UATDV at Phoenix Film Festival 2017


Veterans Day Celebration at UAT

Join UAT Foundation and Warriors Heart in acknowledging Veterans Appreciation Day!

We know that active military, veterans, and first responders have a thirst to learn about technology.

This year, UAT is excited to host a Veterans Day Open House and Silent Auction Fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 9, in an equal partnership formed between the UAT Foundation and Warriors Heart Foundation.

We invite any active military, veterans, and first responders to the Veterans Day Open House to celebrate our military locally and to learn more about cyber security. As a military-friendly school, UAT is excited to host a military-centric open house and information session for military personal interested in technology education.

This open house will offer prospective military students the opportunity to learn about our unique degree programs, tour our technology-infused campus, connect with faculty, learn about scholarships/financial aid, and meet with campus staff to see if UAT is a good fit for your future.

The service, dedication and sacrifices made by the men and women serving our nation in the United States military are recognized by University of Advancing Technology. Whether you are on active duty, are a reservist or are a veteran, UAT has a variety of program offerings, learning delivery options and financial aid opportunities that will allow you to achieve your educational goals in a way that meets your needs.

Whether you are seeking to advance in a civilian career, complement your military skills or pursue a fresh path in advancing technology, UAT is committed to your success.

UAT maintains ongoing relationships with several U.S. government organizations as a Center of Academic Excellence as designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security

  • UAT is a member of the Arizona Veterans Association
  • UAT is proud of its designation as a Military Friendly School
  • GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon approved
  • UAT has dedicated staff and resources that will allow you to work through the application, admissions and enrollment processes, as well as help you find available funding for your education

Learn more about UAT’s Military Friendly School designation:

The UAT Foundation is a scholarship foundation that seeks to locate and deliberately nurture individuals whose talents will make the world stronger through the creation of technology, ethically applied in society. Through scholarships designed to foster the learning of UAT students, the UAT Foundation exists to support the next generation of the change agents our world needs.

The Warriors Heart Foundation seeks to assist military, veterans and first responders in accessing PTSD, alcohol and chemical dependency treatment at Warriors Heart with a mission to provide treatment for those who put their lives on the line for our safety. The WH Foundation works tirelessly to assist those who put their lives on the line for us every day in their time of greatest need.

Your generous contribution will assist the University of Advancing Technology Foundation and the Warriors Heart Foundation in raising and award the funding that is critical to supporting our veterans and first responders into the next stage of their lives. Because both Foundations are 501(c)3 organizations, all donations are tax deductible.

New DV Work: Calico – Short Sci-Fi Drama Film

With a near future utopia on the verge of collapse, a troubled man must convince his eldest sibling into reverse engineering a revolution. Written directed by KIllian Davies, “Calico” explores concepts of identity and gender while providing a glimpse into a possible future in which ego prevails. Produced by Davies and Brandon Scott. Cinematography by Paul Lopez. Edited by Patrick Kebert.