October 17, 2018

How Zoos Support Conservation

End-Ordovician, Late Devonian, Permian-Triassic, Triassic-Jurassic, Cretaceous-Tertiary—the first five mass extinctions led us to where we are now: in the thick of the sixth mass extinction, also known as the Holocene. This current and ongoing extinction event differs from its predecessors because it is driven primarily by human impacts to the environment. “We’re losing species that serve important ecological roles at alarming rates. The cascading effects directly impact humans,” said Drew Foster, an animal curator at the Phoenix Zoo and adjunct biology professor at the University of Advancing Technology. According to Foster, insects are really important. We count on them to…

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,…

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!   Link to this post!Related PostsHow does Blockchain Impact Privacy? Tips for Networking Your Way to a Job Online Schools Help Adults Make Midlife Career Changes Social media: More than Doggos Is the Business Plan Dead?

Conservation and Zoos, Taught by Professor Drew Foster

Zoos and Conservation by Drew Foster

Next Spring, students will have the option to study a new class called Conservation and Zoos, taught by Professor Drew Foster. Drew has served as Animal Curator at the Phoenix Zoo since 2011. Prior to working at Phoenix Zoo, he served as the Collection Manager of Herpetology at Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo and also worked at Lincoln Park Zoo and Santa Barbara Zoo working with a wide variety of animals. Drew’s professional goal is to lead a team dedicated to advancing animal care and conservation through public education, animal collection management, and scientific research. In addition to his work at…

Try Virtual Reality at Tempe Geeks Night Out

Tempe Geeks Night Out

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 Welcomes Southern Colorado Girls STEM Initiative to Future You University

UAT Welcomes Southern Colorado Girls STEM Initiative to Future You University

The Southern Colorado Girls STEM group lead by Professor Jill Coddington, UAT Program Champion in Advancing Computer Science and Robotics, spent the weekend at UAT’s Tempe campus for a Future You University event during June 10-13, to offer these students a taste of the technology-infused innovation that surrounds our students each and every day.  These 17 middle school students won a STEM competition and their prize was a technology-filled experience at UAT. Over the weekend, the girls participated in workshops and seminars, campus tours, a weekend stay in UAT Founder’s Hall dormitory, Veggie car races, a 3D printing demo, Innovation Games,…

Human Enhancement & Emerging Technology Professor Dr. Natasha Vita-More Featured in “Inhuman: The Next & Final Phase of Man is Here”

Professor Natasha Vita-More

“Inhuman: The Next & Final Phase of Man is Here” is not fiction or a mockudrama but a new investigative documentary from Defender Films and Raiders News Productions. Inhuman travels the globe to unveil for the first time how breakthrough advances in science, technology and philosophy—including cybernetics, bioengineering, nanotechnology, machine intelligence and synthetic biology are poised to create mind-boggling game changes to everything we have known until now about Homo sapiens. As astonishing technological developments push the frontiers of humanity toward far-reaching morphological transformation (which promises in the very near future to redefine what it means to be human), an intellectual…

UAT Sponsors PPCS Middle School Science Fair

PPCS Science Fair

UAT Professor of Computer Science, Dr. Jill Coddington, recently served as a judge for the Pikes Peak Christian School (PPCS) Middle School Science Fair in Colorado Springs, Colorado. As a Program Lead for the Advancing Computer Science and Robotics & Embedded Systems degrees, Dr. Coddington understands the scientific method and was able to help select winners of the science fair. The winners for each age group were given a UAT T-shirt along with a ribbon and monetary award. Congratulations to the winners! We hope you feel proud when you wear your UAT GEEK shirt. Link to this post!Related PostsMonte Carlo Night…

UAT Hosts Chief Science Officer Training for High School Students Interested in STEM

Chief Science Officer training at UAT

On Saturday, September 26, UAT will host 50-80 high school leaders, tech students and STEM advocates, from approximately 30 high schools in Arizona for Chief Science Officer training. This 1-day camp will give students tips in leadership, communication, teamwork, branding, and so much more in order for these individuals to give STEM a voice in Student Government at their schools. Student Government is usually comprised of political officials, a president, VP, secretary and treasurer, but this program will add the Chief Science Officer, a position supporting science, technology, engineering and assisting geeks to become better communicators and advocates for STEM. UAT was involved when…

At the Russian Science-Technology Geek Picnic Festival

My Talk at Geek Picnic

Wow! I just returned from Russia and 10,000 people attended the Geek Picnic Festival! I enjoyed the workshops in makerspace, robotics and also wearable computing – they were great! I met wonderful people and many students interested in the future of science and technology – artificial life, AGI, uploading, brain systems, and more. It was a great experience!   Link to this post!Related PostsGlobal Game Jam Winners: ‘Transmissions’ Well Received CCDC Qualifier This Saturday at UAT UAT is Host to 2018 Phoenix Global Game Jam Innovation From Day 1: Provost Challenge Importance of Emotional Intelligence