September 19, 2017

  • Programming Jam

    Programming Jam at UAT

    Calling all programmers! The fall semester has begun and it’s time to get busy innovating with a fun Programming Jam! UAT is holding a Programming Jam under the guidance of Computer Science Professor Tony Hinton starting on Friday, September 26, ending with an awards ceremony on October 6 in the UAT Theater. Check out a Raspberry Pi from the Library at UAT. Your team has one week to create ANYTHING! There will be prizes for First, Second and Third Place winners. Register here or reach out to Professor Hinton at thinton@uat.edu. Look for this flyer around campus with all of…

  • Chief Science Officer training at UAT

    Chief Science Officer Institute Returns to UAT

    The CSO Institute is back! Between 100-200 middle and high school students will be on campus on Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16, preparing to be advocates for STEM. The Chief Science Officer (CSO) program is a project that has been a partnership between UAT and the Arizona Tech Council/AZ SciTech Festival since 2015. What is uniquely great about this program is that it finds teens who love tech and then gives them a deep dive into leadership, networking, communication, social media skills and some advanced tech, as well). The result is that these future programmers and builders are…

  • Business Technology Professor Offer Lean Startup Tips

    UAT Business Technology Professor Offers Lean Startup Advice

    Many UAT students will become entrepreneurs and start their own businesses after graduation. Professor Mark Smith teaches Business Technology courses at UAT and has some great tips for how to operate a business under the lean principles. What is a lean startup? Lean startup ideals originated by author Eric Ries, which states that if companies invest their time into iteratively building products or services to meet the needs of early customers, they can reduce the market risks and sidestep the need for large amounts of initial project funding and expensive product launches and failures. When starting an online business, you want…

  • Cell phone charging hacks for emergencies like Hurricane Irma

    Phone Charging Hack for Emergencies

    UAT Computer Science student Christopher Peterson shows off a phone charging hack for emergencies. With hurricane season underway, this information is useful to residents in the areas affected by Hurricane’s Harvey and Irma. Not to mention, students living in Arizona should always be prepared as the desert is not a great place to be stranded, either. In the event that power is out and cell phone towers are down, a cell phone can be used for the flashlight feature, to photograph the scene and to help first responders locate you by GPS. Materials needed: 9V battery spring from pen car…

  • Reliable Research Tips for Graduate Students

    Principles for Research

    Information: Is It Reliable? Information is not difficult to find. Search engines utilize web databases, reviewers’ blogs and RSS feeds. Practicing research techniques that help you become adept at locating the information you need is easy. But how do you know if the information is accurate or relevant? So, we need an understanding of the diversity of information sources, which are largely developed through varied beliefs and influenced by social interactions. To simplify, the information sources must be evidence-based science, innovative technological facts, non-biased ethical standards, and stem from global mindfulness. Below is a list of 5 ways to determine…

Career Fair at University of Advancing Technology

Land a Job or Internship at the Spring Career Fair

Mar 6, 2017

The Spring 2016 Career Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, April 5 at UAT. It’s important to prepare yourself for a Career Fair, as many companies will give interviews on the spot. Are you ready to network with some of the biggest companies in the country? Take a look at just a few of the companies that will be here looking for talented individuals like yourself: GoDaddy U-Haul Nextivia State of Arizona Bechtel GPS Insight Early Warning Services Charles Schwab It is important that you make sure that your resume and interview skills are on par so that you can put your…

UAT Students Take Comicon

Mar 5, 2017

UAT Game Studios has always had a presence at Comicon, but this year, game project team leads stepped it up to pitch Phoenix Comicon as panelists, and they were selected! The team spoke during the panel presentation Team Leads Perspective on Game Development. Panelists included Tyler Ann Cook (The Deadliest War: A World Game for Peace, Game Design major), Harlan Whitfield (Project Oddity, Game Art and Animation major), Justin Trimmer (The Cortez Family, The Deadliest War, Game Programming major), Jesse Rogers (Couch Game, Game Programming major), Kenny Ryan (Crimson Nights, Game Design major), and Ben Pope (Mirrored, Game Design, Game…

Sharing a Laugh; Making Some Dough

Mar 4, 2017

Student café workers Leo Perez (Network Security major) and Nolan McPhee (Game Programming major) are sharing a laugh on the job in UAT’s Campus Cafe. Students have many opportunities to apply for paid and volunteer positions on campus, and a job at UAT’s Campus Café may be just what you are looking for! Flexible hours, competitive wages and the benefits of working on campus are just a few of the perks. You’ll meet a lot of people too. Food for thought!  For more information and to apply, visit uat.edu/majors. Link to this post!

RAs Have Fun Too

Mar 4, 2017

Resident Assistants (RAs) Jennifer Taflin (Business Technology/Robotics and Embedded Systems major), Killian Davies (Digital Video major), Juan Wilbur, Jr., (Game Programming major) and Christopher Godina (Game Design major) not only are great student leaders, they know how to unwind at Dave & Busters during RA Fun Night. RAs are current students who act as student advocates and mentors for the students living at Founder’s Hall, UAT’s on-campus dormitory. They assist students with their transition to university life, help them connect to student life and support them during their educational journey. At UAT, we’re all about helping you soar. Take the…

UAT eSports Team League of Legends

Update on UAT eSports Team That’s Suboptimal, Sitting in Top 16

Mar 3, 2017

UAT’s League of Legends eSports team That’s Suboptimal had a BYE last weekend due to their top performance. Currently Team That’s Suboptimal is ranked in the Top 16 teams in the West and will play in the Round of 16 on March 4, against University of Southern California USC A. If they win on March 4, they will enter the Regional Quarter Finals or the Top 8 on March 11. Teams that make it to that stage will earn a $1,000 scholarship per player. If they make it all the way to the top team in the Region, they will play…

Tempe Geeks Night Out

Try Virtual Reality at Tempe Geeks Night Out

Mar 1, 2017

Come check out a Virtual Reality demo at UAT’s booth at Tempe Geek’s Night Out on Thursday, March 2, from 4:30-8 p.m., at Tempe Public Library. Join Tempe’s Geeks Night Out in its 6th 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, all of our majors offered are 100 percent STEAM. Enthusiasts and Geeks of all ages…

UAT faculty and students collaborate with Hollywood players for action film “Mitch Rapp: Off Book”

Mar 1, 2017

Professor Paul DeNigris, Program Champion for Digital Video at University of Advancing Technology, was recently recruited by Hollywood actor and fitness model Andy McDermott (Hawaii 5-0, Sons of Anarchy) to produce a short film based on Vince Flynn’s bestselling novels about All-American counterterrorism agent Mitch Rapp. McDermott, a long-time fan of the 15-book (and growing) series, was disappointed to learn that CBS Films had cast teen heartthrob Dylan O’Brien as the hardboiled hero for their upcoming feature film adaptation of American Assassin, and he wanted to put his own stamp on what he described as his “dream role” before O’Brien’s…