October 21, 2017

Technology & Society

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…

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Attend WordCamp Phoenix 2016

WordCamp Phoenix

Get to know others in the WordPress community! Attend WordCamp Phoenix on October 1- 2 at the Phoenix Convention Center. WordCamp Phoenix is led by local volunteers who work hard to deliver the best possible experience to WordPress users. Founded in 2008, WordCamp Phoenix has become one of the largest, most passionate WordCamps known to the WordPress community. WordCamp Phoenix was last held in Chandler, Ariz. and was attended by over 500 attendees. Tickets are $40 and include both days of the conference, lunch on Saturday and entry to the after party at Phoenix Public Market on Saturday evening. This year’s WordCamp Phoenix schedule…

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10 Awesome Reasons to Play Pokémon Go

Reasons to play PokemonGo at UAT

At University of Advancing Technology, we’ve seen an invasion of Pokémon Go hunters roaming the campus in search of Pokémon since the game was released on July 6. In speaking with Professor Maureen Beam, we came up with ten awesome reasons to play Pokémon Go! Please see our ideas below. 1. Helps with depression and anxiety Many students have commented on how the game has helped them make new friends and overcome depression and the social anxiety that comes from meeting someone for the first time. There is an instant bond when you are playing Pokémon Go and see groups of other…

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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,…

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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…

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UAT Provost, Dr. David Bolman, First Valley Leadership Board President in Tech

Valley Leadership

Bolman Brings Focus in Technology and Education to Arizona’s Premier Leadership Institute TEMPE, AZ – June 15, 2015 – University of Advancing Technology’s (UAT) Provost Dr. David Bolman is the first tech-based Board President that Valley Leadership has elected, bringing to the table a combined perspective of education, technology and innovation. Historically, leaders in technology have not been hugely involved in community outreach, but Dr. Bolman, as well as UAT as a whole, has always found opportunities to connect, engage and give back to the community. As the first tech-based President serving VL, Bolman said, “This is a crucial time for the…

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Geek Picnic Festival at ITMO University in Russia

Geek Picnic Russia

Professor Natasha Vita-More is speaking at the upcoming Science, Technology, and Arts festival, Geek Picnic Festival. ITMO University is organizing lectures with breakthrough scientists and experts, including the developer of Power Foot BiOm Hugh Herr with MIT, neurobiologist and neuroengineer Randal Koene, scientist and author of “Body by Design” Natasha Vita-More, and physicist and one of the organizers of World Science Festival Brian Greene. The University will also showcase a “Smart Home,” where innovative technologies and robots bring maximum comfort to humans’ life. One of the largest popular science festivals in Russia. Some of the activities include: “Robot Park” and drone…

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UAT Professor Vita-More, Panelist At BRINK2015.1

Speakers at the Brink - Natasha Vita-Moore

UAT is proud of faculty member Natasha Vita-More, Professor of Human Enhancement Technology, Emerging Technology, Multi-Media and Design and Bio Science, who spoke on two panels at the BRINK2015.1 Conference last weekend in Palm Desert, Cali. BRINK2015.1 is a unique gathering of technologists, futurists, engineers, space entrepreneurs and social philosophers, all brought together to discuss the path we find ourselves on, to thoughtfully consider how and where we want to go in the future. Professor Vita-More (top center in the photo) spoke on the following topics: “Designing New Humanity: A is for Augmentation, or is it Avatar?” and “What I Know…

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Intel’s Cammie LeBlanc Honored With University of Advancing Technology Honorary Doctorate Degree

Cammie LeBlanc Speaking at UAT Commencement

LeBlanc’s Gracious Acceptance Sent UAT Graduates Off With Inspiring Commencement Speech TEMPE, AZ — May 20, 2015 – University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is honored to announce that Cammie LeBlanc, International Business Development Manager at Intel, received one of this year’s Honorary Doctorate Degrees, awarded at the UAT commencement ceremony May 15, 2015, at the Mesa Arts Center. LeBlanc also delivered a moving commencement speech during the ceremony speaking of her journey where few women had gone before, into the world of Information Technology and Software Engineering. LeBlanc, the first of her family to graduate from college, earned a Bachelor…

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Mars One Finalists Announced

Mars One

The planners behind the Mars One mission have chosen the final 100 candidates to become the first people to colonize the Red Planet. From a starter pool of more than 200,000 applicants, the field has been narrowed to 50 men and 50 women, including 33 Americans. According to Mars One, this first set of astronauts will establish a permanent colony in 2025. From the top 100 finalists, a selection committee will determine who will move on to the next round, which will result in several groups of four astronauts chosen sometime in 2015. It is expected that the selection and…

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