October 17, 2017

  • 2nd Annual Cyber Security Open House

    UAT Hosted 2nd Annual Cyber Security Open House

    UAT held the 2nd Annual Cyber Security Open House on Thursday, Oct. 12, in conjunction with the national cause, Cyber Security Awareness Month. UAT Cyber Security professors Wayne Kibbe and Mason Galatas teamed up to present a slideshow on the basics of cyber security and how to protect yourself the best you can from hackers. Professor Wayne Kibbe said, “Cyber Security education is very important for several reasons. First, the demand for cyber security skills is rapidly growing and US Labor Department reports claim shortages for the foreseeable future. Second, as more and more devices connect to the internet, the…

  • White Hat Hackers

    UAT Promotes Cyber Security Awareness Month with Tips & Anecdotes

    UAT has led the way in cyber security since the late 90s, writing the rule books for cyber security education in Arizona. Marking over 20 successful years since the inception of its elite Network Security degree program, UAT is proud to participate in Cyber Security Awareness Month, during the month of October, allowing our faculty of experts to share important information on cyber security with the public. UAT recognizes the importance of training cyber security experts, in its students, alumni, faculty and in local members of the community. We have compiled a few tips and anecdotes about our students below….

  • Sustainability Class Project

    Professor Jill Brumand’s Sustainable Waste Activity Grew Wheels

    Professor Jill Brumand asked her students to bring in trash to their Sustainability in Practice class on Thursday, Oct. 5. Why, you might wonder? Good question! Professor Brumand wanted the students to learn the value of “cradle-to-cradle” concepts which encourage students to see what is traditionally classified as waste as something that can be inputs into a new system. This also helps support students’ ability to innovate and work toward a goal with a scarcity of traditional resources. The activity grouped students randomly and each group had to work through looking at what materials they had to building a functional…

  • Robotics Village at Cactus Con 2017

    UAT Robotics Demos at CactusCon

    UAT attended CactusCon 2017 in the Robotics Village on Saturday, October 1, at Phoenix Convention Center. UAT Professor Joseph Horen showed off robot demonstrations as well as Arduino programming labs for attendees to learn to program and see the results via the hardware. The Robotics Village was a new edition to Cactus Con but turned out to be a popular event for 8-17-year-olds who wanted to learn about Cyber Security and Robotics. Link to this post!

  • UAT Students Form Teams for Extra Life Gaming Fundraiser

    UAT Students Form Teams for Extra Life Gaming Fundraiser

    In one month, UAT students, alumni and the UAT eSports Club are on board for the Charity event Extra Life Game Day, a 24-hour fundraising and gaming and streaming marathon, raising money for the San Jorge Children’s Foundation located in Puerto Rico as a relief aid due to the recent catastrophe by Hurricane Maria. This event streamed virtually on Nov. 4, will coincide with the UAT Experience prospective student visit and will draw a huge crowd of game enthusiasts to campus. UAT has five teams competing in a variety of games ranging from League of Legends, Dungeons & Dragons, Overwatch…

Oculus The Unspoken VR Tournament

UPDATE: UAT Student Competed in Unspoken VR Game Tournament

Jul 13, 2017

Alumni Jesse Rogers, who studied Game Design at UAT, had the chance to compete in the final stage of Oculus’s The Unspoken VR Tournament for Oculus Rift Touch last month in New York City. Because Jesse made it to the Top 8, he won airfare and a hotel stay in New York City so he could participate in the finals. See our previous blog on how Jesse earned a spot in the Top 8! So how did the tournament go? Jesse checked into the hotel and took a ride to the Microsoft Store on Fifth Avenue. At the studio, he met…

Antimatter Security LLC

Cyber Security Alumni to Hold 2-Day Training at Black Hat Under New Startup Antimatter Security, LLC

Jul 13, 2017

Cyber Security alumni have created a startup company for penetration testing called AntiMatter Security, LLC. The team consists of William Peterson (Network Security, Technology Forensics), Stephen Chicosky (Network Security, Network Engineering), Kenny Welch (Network Security), Roger Brambila (Network Security, Advancing Computer Science) and Roger Allen (Network Security, Advancing Computer Science) all who earned their degrees from UAT. These students have been to Black Hat Briefings as paid volunteers in the past. This year, they will return to the conference as trainers teaching two 2-day classes they developed called “Attacks Over GSM With Project Mayhem.” Participants will immerse themselves in the world…

Cyberpunk Casanova video game

Cyberpunk Casanova

Jun 27, 2017

After a long journey, UAT Game Design alumni Godric Johnson is excited to announce that a game demo that he’s been working on for some time called Cyberpunk Casanova is available for download! Cyberpunk Casanova is a dystopian visual novel that incorporates the goal of creating a visual novel with a western approach. To achieve this and maintain balance with what fans like about the genre, the team decided to contrast the “grimdark” setting with bright and vibrant artwork. The game devs also made a decision to raise the danger level. Choices you make in game will not only influence how…

New DV Work: The Man With the Golden Arm – Title Sequence Re-Creation

Jun 27, 2017

A from-scratch re-creation of the iconic opening titles for the classic film The Man With the Golden Arm, created by student Gabe Vigil for DVA254 Motion Graphics class. Considering this is one of the most iconic title sequences in movie history, created by the legendary Saul Bass, it is no small task to try to duplicate it. How do you think Gabe did? Link to this post!

Technology Leadership

How Will Emerging Technologies Impact My Future?

Jun 26, 2017

The future of technology is unfolding before our eyes. The human race does not know exactly what changes to expect or when the drastic transition will become noticeable, but emerging technology experts have conducted extensive research and have formulated predictions on how these inevitable changes will effect how businesses operate, how humans work and communicate, and how every day life as we know it takes place. UAT’s Graduate Program offers a course in Emerging Technologies (MSC686) taught by Professor Natasha Vita-More, an expert in the field, as well as a Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. Her…

New DV Work: STRANGER THINGS – Title Sequence Re-Creation

Jun 21, 2017

A from-scratch re-creation of the Stranger Things title sequence, created by student Jake Turocy for DVA254 Motion Graphics class. You can check out some behind the scenes details about the real title sequence here, and watch Jake’s version below. Link to this post!

Greenlight Celebration

UAT Game Studios Host Summer Greenlight Celebration

Jun 20, 2017

Do you love video games? Our Game Studios students not only love to play games, but also spend a lot of time making them, too. Come see what UAT Game Studios has been up to this semester at the 2017 Summer Greenlight Celebration, an event for UAT to acknowledge the fantastic work of its students. Greenlight is a celebration of games, where students demonstrate the games they’ve been working on for the last semester to fellow students and to the public. The Greenlight Celebration takes place on Aug. 18, from 5-7 p.m. in the UAT Theater and Commons area. The UAT Game…