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How to Teach Computer Science
December 7, 2018

Advancing Computer Science Professor Tony Hinton started coding when he was 12. But one boring computer class in college almost broke him. “It made me second guess whether I wanted to work with computers or not,” Tony lamented.

Reducing Risk, Improving Compliance & Lifting Weights
December 5, 2018

Cybersecurity may seem like an intimidating and overwhelming concept for people who do not know much about technology and information security, but others live for the challenge of deciphering the unknown and protecting the vulnerable. And that challenge excites and motivates UAT alumna and risk and compliance manager Terra Cooke.

UAT Hosts 'VR for Good 2018 Summit, Sponsored By VR Voice & Baltu Studios'
November 19, 2018

Tempe, Arizona - October 29, 2018 - On November 5 and 6, 2018, University of Advancing Technology (UAT) hosted the VR for Good 2018 Summit, sponsored by VR Voice and Baltu Studios.

UAT Digital Video Faculty & Students' Creation of "Bohemian Rhapsody: Star Wars Edition" Viral Hit Makes Resurgence
November 17, 2018

 

5 Soft Skills Tech Nerds Need
November 9, 2018

In my short time with UAT, I have been fortunate enough to interact with talented students, incredible professors and some top-notch industry professionals. The knowledge they have in STEM is awe-inspiring, but at the end of the day, to be successful in any industry, you must possess more than just technical skills.

UAT Robotics Professor Demonstrates Advancing Technology at CactusCon
October 19, 2018

UAT attended CactusCon 2017 in the Robotics Village on Saturday, October 1, at Phoenix Convention Center.

 

Game Professors Present VR at Science With A Twist
October 19, 2018

The Arizona Science Center is blowing up the night for a special adult-only event featuring a twist on science demos and experiments, a high energy DJ, specialty drinks and a presentation on "Animation and Virtual Reality" by UAT Game Studios Professors Jorge Portillo and Ben Reichert, who just returned from a week at E3, the Electronics Entertainment Expo in California.

Trading in 2D Art for 3D Art
October 17, 2018

John Goodall arrived at UAT like many freshmen, with a very specific career goal of becoming a 2D concept artist. Then he discovered 3D art. “I realized that was my home,” John said. “A lot of the pipelines for 3D art are the same or similar to real-time and pre-rendered projects,” he added.

Google Using Copyright Removals in Page Rank
October 12, 2018

Google has announced their search results algorithm this week will start taking into consideration copyright renewal notices. According to Amit Singhal, Google's SVP of Engineering, “Sites with high numbers of removal notices may appear lower in our results." That means Google is once again cracking down on duplicate content across the web.

 

UAT Hosted 2nd Annual Cyber Security Open House
October 12, 2018

UAT held the 2nd Annual Cyber Security Open House on Thursday, Oct. 12, in conjunction with the national cause, Cyber Security Awareness Month.

 

UAT Launches Certificate Programs in Cyber Security & Computer Science Programming
October 11, 2018

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 development to their resume.

UAT Promotes Cyber Security Awareness Month with Tips & Anecdotes
October 10, 2018

UAT has led the way in cyber security since the late 90s, writing the rule books for cyber security education in Arizona.

 

4 Elements of a Killer Cover Letter
October 10, 2018

You've copy and pasted your entire resume, checked all of the boxes and entered in all of your information. You hit "next" only to be faced with the (sometimes mandatory) option of uploading a cover letter. Thousands of people apply for jobs in the ultra-competitive tech field. How do you stand out?

Create a jQuery Website in a Day
October 5, 2018

jQuery and HTML5 are taking over the web.

5 Takeaways from Our First Stratospheric Balloon Launch
September 5, 2018

A team of UAT students spent the summer designing a self-funded stratospheric balloon program to gather scientific data, test and demonstrate new technology and inspire the next generation of space explorers.

Importance of Emotional Intelligence
August 2, 2018

In both your professional and personal life you will need to develop your emotional intelligence IQ which is usually referred to as your (EQ).

Global Game Jam Winners: ‘Transmissions’ Well Received
August 2, 2018

Last weekend, the Global Game Jam (GGJ) took place around the world with UAT listed as the home base for Arizona. UAT students, alumni and local game developers attended the Phoenix Global Game Jam revving out 48-hours of game development and judges said they were impressed!

 

Principles for Research
August 2, 2018

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?

Professor Vita-More Speaks at Extreme Futures Tech Festival
August 2, 2018

Professor Natasha Vita-More gave a talk virtually to Microsoft Main Campus for the Extreme Futures Tech Festival. Great people and much fun!

 

New NT Lab Equipment
August 2, 2018

Have you been inside the New Technology Lab (NT Lab) lately? There are some new devices for UAT’s population of tech savvy individuals to use on campus. Stop in to the Bindery for a key to the NT Lab and get your innovative juices flowing with new technology!

How does Blockchain Impact Privacy?
July 18, 2018

Blockchain believers hail the distributed ledger technology as a transformative means to enhance trust and transparency. But how does it impact privacy?

 

UAT Robotics Team Places at Embry Riddle VEX U Tournament
November 7, 2017

UAT Robotics students took a road trip to participate in the VEX U Robotics Tournament last weekend at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. While this is not a qualifier for VEX Worlds Championship, it does earn points for qualifying for Worlds.

 

Military Student Creates App for Army Physical Fitness Test
September 13, 2017

Written by game programming student William Mann.

 

When I was a soldier in the U.S. Army, I was responsible for being able to pass the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) and for meeting the weight standards for my age, height, and gender.

UPDATE: UAT Student Competed in Unspoken VR Game Tournament
July 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.

University of Advancing Technology Hosts STEM Workshops in Partnership with New Girl Scout Summer Camp
June 13, 2017

UAT Professors Present Technology Topics to Local Girl Scout Camp

 

UAT is doing its part to encourage more females to explore a future in technology. Last week on June 7, UAT kicked off hosting a series of technology-themed workshops for residents of the newly opened Girl Scout camp, the Bob and Renee Parsons Leadership Center for Girls and Women at Camp South Mountain, which opened last April. The Campaign for Girls in Arizona is an effort by Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council to achieve better outcomes for Arizona’s girls.

AZ TechCelerator Student Innovation Challenge
July 20, 2012

AZ TechCelerator and UAT have partnered in offering a chance at a full year of rent and support at the AZ TechCelerator office in Surprise, Arizona.

 

New gTLD Applications Revealed From ICANN
June 14, 2012

Yesterday ICANN revealed applications from about 500 companies for new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) that could devalue the coveted .com extension and open up a barrage of legal issues. The close to 2,000 domains, also referred to as strings, look like .aaa, .hotels, or .ibm. If you notice, there's no need for an extension such as .com or .net because the gTLDs are essentially the same thing -- except anyone can purchase them. But before you plan on buying .yourname you might want to know how much the gTLDs cost.

 

SEO: What To Do With Duplicate Content
May 1, 2012

Google's search algorithm looks down upon duplicate content.

So what do you do if you have multiple pages with duplicate content? Google's WebMaster blog clues you in to several different methods of addressing duplicate content. Check out the options below and choose which method suits you best.