October 21, 2017

The Process of Prototyping

How to Prototype in the Maker Lab

As a professional prop maker, UAT Maker Lab Tech Mike Syfritt knows his stuff when it comes to Digital Fabrication. Students can sign up for a demonstration to learn how to use the vacuum former, 3d printers, laser etcher and more. Mike is a helpful resource to students who want to bring their maker projects to life. He creates tutorials on how to get started including the process of how to prototype a part. First Mike modeled out the mold box using a 3D model of the part. Then he 3D printed the boxes on the Form1+ Printer from Formlabs using the…

UAT Supports AZ Tech Council in Hosting 2016 Fall Chief Science Officer (CSO) Institute

Chief Science Officer training at UAT

High School STEM Students to Participate in Chief Science Officer Training In collaboration with the Arizona Technology Council, University of Advancing Technology (UAT) will host the 2016 Fall Chief Science Officer (CSO) Institute on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, bringing together high school students interested in STEM for a day-long training session. In the second year of hosting this event, UAT welcomes 150 high school student leaders to its technology-infused campus for a day of training on how to be effective advocates among their peers and the community for all things STEM. What is a CSO? A Chief Science Officer or…

Innovative Challenge Issued by Provost at UAT Connect

UAT Connect Innovation Challenge 3d Printed Trophy

Last week, UAT welcomed a new class of enthusiastic technology students to the Tempe campus. Before the fall semester begins, students move into the resident dormitory UAT Founder’s Hall and participate in Connect Orientation to get to know the campus and other students. This year, Provost Dr. Dave Bolman presented each team of students with a challenge. The challenge was to create an innovative project that would be judged by him and the program champions by Wednesday of the first week of class. The criteria was to impress the judges with the design, be complete, overcome obstacles and work as…

Congrats to SIP Fair Winners – Summer 2016

Summer Student Innovation Projects

The Student Innovation Project, or SIP Fair this semester was an incredible showcase proving just what our talented students can do. They are amazing and this SIP Fair did not disappoint. Under the guidance of Professor Natasha Vita-More, the summer semester SIP Fair has commenced on a very high note. Congratulations to all of our senior level students who completed and presented their SIP on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 in front of faculty, staff and a few parents. The following students received awards at the Summer 2016 SIP Fair: “Best in Show” — Loyalty Lies with the Dead: created by Brett Chapman, (Digital Video)…

UAT Announces the Return of the Virtual Reality Degree

Virtual Reality Degree at University of Advancing Technology

UAT’s Virtual Reality Degree Makes a Comeback 25 Years Later The world of Virtual Reality (VR) has been around for decades. Over 25 years ago, University of Advancing Technology (UAT) led the country as the first university in the nation to offer a fully accredited degree in Virtual Reality. Having been created in 1991, the initial VR degree offering may have been a bit before its time, but UAT is pleased to announce that the Virtual Reality degree is back and available to students for the 2016 fall semester. What is Virtual Reality (VR)? Virtual Reality is a computer-generated simulation…

Show No Mercy Featuring Student Game Animation

Crimson Nights game animation featured in Show No Mercy film

Over the past few semesters, UAT Game Studios students developed a  game called Crimson Nights, which is a multiplayer dungeon crawler with a retro arcade feel. Crimson Nights developers were introduced to a film crew, who were in the process of producing a film called “Show No Mercy” and they wanted to have a video game displayed on the arcade machine in their film. The filmmakers loved Crimson Night’s retro arcade style and decided it was perfect for their film. Over a weekend, the development team got to work and sent over some ideas for the film crew. From there, Crimson Nights…

SIP Fair

Student Innovation Project

The Student Innovation Project, or SIP, gives students a chance to develop an innovative idea and put their creativity to work. As early as their sophomore year, students are asked to begin brainstorming for their SIP. In SIP311, where students come up with a project and outline a viable prototype. During their senior year in SIP483, students use most of the time to work on the SIP, constructing a working model that will later be judged at the SIP Fair by UAT Faculty and local industry leaders for feedback. The SIP is a reflection of the UAT Experience – developing ideas, prototyping the…

Baking Cookies With A Solar Oven

Solar grill construction

Photo above: Students Will Peterson (Network Security), Matthew Miller (Network Security) and Marlon Burno (Network Security) work together and design their solar oven. Last week, students constructed solar ovens in Professor’s Jill Brumand’s Sustainability in Practice class. Groups of students from all different disciplines brainstormed ideas and turned their plans into man-made solar ovens. This example of a solar oven was designed by Network Security student Will Peterson. He constructed the box to capture and focus sunlight from multiple angles. The main body was constructed out of plywood and the reflectors are old cabinet doors that we covered with tin foil. They are connected with standard…

Donate to DV Student’s IndieGoGo Campaign to Fund ‘Help Falls’

Help Falls

1 film. 6 genres. 30 endings. How will Help Falls end? Help Falls is an interactive horror short film written by the Brandingo Films duo, made up of Digital Video students Brandon Scott and Jordan Wippell, who’ve teamed up on many past film projects leading up to this one being their Student Innovation Project. In order to raise money needed to film this innovative short, Brandon and Jordan have started an IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign. They can’t do it alone! They need your help. Any amount you can donate is greatly appreciated as the film production team continues to search for…

SIP Fair

Student Innovation Project

The Student Innovation Project, or SIP, gives students a chance to develop an innovative idea and put their creativity to work. As soon as their sophomore year, students are asked to begin brainstorming for their SIP, and also have two classes that help students prepare for their project. Students take PRO211, taught by Professor Vita-More, and PRO 483. During senior year, students use most of the time to work on the SIP, constructing a working model that will later be judged at the SIP Fair by UAT Faculty and local industry leaders for feedback. A student’s SIP is a reflection of what they…