August 15, 2018

Social media: More than Doggos

The world has never been as connected as it is right now. You can log on to any social media platform and connect with friends, celebrities, athletes, industry professionals, and even brands (sup, @Wendys?). In 2010, social media played a major role in mobilizing people and igniting mass social movements such as the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street. Recently, Facebook came under heavy scrutiny for its role in the spreading of disinformation in the 2016 US Presidential election. Whether it’s seen as a savior or the bane of people’s existence, social media is so engrained in who we are…

Alumni Highlight: Josh Milano

Game Art Alumni Josh Milano

Game Art and Animation alumni Josh Milano was recently hired as an Image Processing Specialist at Cranial Technologies, a company providing a non-surgical treatment option for children with plagiocephaly using the with the FDA-cleared DOC Band®. What Are Your Job Responsibilities? Utilizing 3D models of patients (example: children with deformed skulls), I take the head, align it to a grid and places points for measuring length, width, and asymmetry. I, then export the data for reports. What Do You Miss About UAT? What I miss the most about UAT would be the community that helped me grow as a person. Since graduation…

CollegeHack: Dealing with Stress in Positive Ways

Being a student can be a full-time job and for others enrolled in college, there may be other important external responsibilities such as jobs, families, and military obligations pulling them in many different directions. Not to mention that news and social media are full of negativity, and it’s easy to find yourself depressed and directly affected by the chaos happening around us. Make sure to listen to your own emotions and care for your own mental health. Here are some ways to bring comfort back into a turbulent day, week or month. Don’t miss meals. You’ll be happier and healthier…

Student Innovation Project Fair – Fall 2016

Student Innovation Project Fair at UAT

The Student Innovation Project Fair (SIP) gave senior-level students a chance to present an innovative project to fellow classmates, faculty and staff. The SIP component is a requirement upon all students before graduation. The SIP is a reflection of the UAT Experience – developing ideas, prototyping the ideas into viable projects, and building the projects. This exercise also serves as a tangible project to showcase for future job opportunities. Under the guidance of Professor Natasha Vita-More, this fall semester students presented over 20 amazingly creative projects at the SIP Fair on Dec. 15. Please see the list and descriptions of innovations below. Student…

UAT Partners with Warriors Heart to Offer STEM Scholarship for Veterans Suffering from PTSD

UAT is offering veterans a chance to pursue a STEM career by partnering with Warriors Heart to advance job skills of alumni who complete their 28-day peer-to-peer healing program. Warriors Heart is the first and only private treatment center for “Warriors Only” (veterans and first responders) in the U.S. dealing with substance abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or psychological effects of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI). The partnership began when UAT President Jason Pistillo met with Warriors Heart CEO and Co-Founder Josh Lannon at a Young President’s Organization (YPO) meeting. Pistillo recognized the need to offer scholarship for veterans…

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,…

UAT Network Security Experts Featured in Ransomware Story

Ransomware interview with Fox10 Phoenix and UAT Provost Dave Bolman

What is ransomware and how should one handle it? In the UAT Cyber Warfare Range, Provost Dr. Dave Bolman and ‎Network Security‬ Professor Al Kelly comment on ‪ransomware‬ and how to handle the threat in a FOX 10 Phoenix interview with special assignment reporters Kristy Siefkin and Tishin Donkersley.  Ransomware – a type of malware that can be covertly installed on a computer without the knowledge of the user which restricts access to the infected computer system and demands that the user pay a ransom to the malware operators to remove the restriction.  The topic of ransomware is frequently discussed in the news…

Brad Jannenga, Co-Founder of WebPT, to Receive UAT Honorary Doctorate Degree

Brad Jannenga, Co-Founder of WebPT, to Receive University of Advancing Technology Honorary Doctorate Degree

UAT Acknowledges Technology Entrepreneur at Annual Commencement Ceremony Each year, University of Advancing Technology (UAT) recognizes inspirational leaders in technology who have successfully forged a path for our graduates to emulate. UAT is delighted to present Brad Jannenga, Founder of WebPT, with one of this year’s Honorary Doctorate Degrees to be awarded at the UAT Commencement Ceremony on May 6, 2016, at Mesa Arts Center. Jannenga is an investor, an entrepreneur, a veteran technologist highly experienced in software development and an active leader in the burgeoning Phoenix tech ecosystem. As co-founder of WebPT, one of Arizona’s most successful SaaS companies,…

UAT to Provide Dancers of Ballet Arizona Opportunity in Higher Education

Dancers of Ballet Arizona Scholarship

UAT to Offer Ballet Arizona Dancer Scholarship University of Advancing Technology (UAT) to offer dancers of Ballet Arizona a higher education opportunity to earn a technology degree by presenting the UAT Dancers of Ballet Arizona Scholarship. According to Kenna Draxton, of the Artist Relief Fund, “The career of a ballet dancer is often seen as glamorous and blessed, perfecting an art they love, but the tale that is rarely told is the end of a dancer’s career, which if a dancer is lucky extends only into their mid-thirties.” Typically, the end of a dancer’s career is met with uncertainty of…

UAT to Launch Certificate Programs in Cyber Security and Computer Science Programming

University of Advancing Technology

New Career Advancing Opportunities for Cyber Security and IT Professionals University of Advancing Technology (UAT) now offers the option to earn a professional certificate in technology-centric disciplines. These certificate options derived from the reality that local business is starved of technology talent and as such find themselves having a difficult time scaling for growth. As a long time partner meeting the needs of business demands, UAT is seeking to impact sector growth head-on. These certificate options afford business owners and executives the ability to grow their company while offering employees seeking career advancement opportunities an affordable option to add professional…