The Summer 2020 Student Innovation Project (SIP) Showcase was held on Tuesday August 18, 2020, via Zoom. Led by Art Direction Professor Dapzury Valenzuela, 33 UAT students presented their SIP's as faculty and staff attended virtually.

 

UAT SIPs are similar to a state school’s master’s thesis, but these student ventures also become the leading projects in their portfolios when they graduate and enter the workforce.

 

“Graduating students in programs that range from Virtual Reality and Network Security to Robotics and Game Design showcased their innovative projects,” said Valenzuela, “and the UAT Student Innovation Project Showcase continued its tradition of pushing the boundaries of technology.  I'm so proud of the hard work and perseverance of our students and the creative prototypes that exemplify our mission to innovate. They reached a long-term goal, produced an outcome, and gained skills they can directly apply towards the industry they aspire to work in. As we continue to grow through these unprecedented times, it becomes more apparent that technology will continue to impact our lives and our SIP Showcase is a great platform for UAT students to share their ideas for the future.”

 

“Projects include a mobile app that allows users to locate roommates safely, a new approach to startup fundraising that fosters empathy, a smart house project, an AI art asset assistant, an AR puzzle mobile game, a game simulator that helps to train managers on human interaction, a game mechanic that promotes teamwork within MMO games, a web browser plug-in that automatically scans for malicious malware, an air quality monitor, and a biometric wheel for safer vehicle usage, as well as a dynamic UI that changes in real-time in accordance to a player’s mental state, just to name a few,” added Professor Valenzuela.

 

The following are the video presentations from the SIP fair:

 

Addison Buettner, Game Design

Bunkie

 

 

Stefani Johnson, Business Technology/Web Design

UAT Marketing Summit Process Improvement

 

 

Kavione Hart, Business Technology/Digital Video

The Laronda Hart Foundation

 

 

Christopher Picozzi, Business Technology

Smarter Smiths

 

 

Bailey Nielsen, Business Technology/Web Design

CADworX

 

 

Diamondnique Crawford, Advancing Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence

Deep Dive

 

 

Joey Selamat, Advancing Computer Science

Project C: Command & Control

 

 

Wyatt Dooley, Advancing Computer Science

SumarizeApp

 

Ke’Ondrae Mell, Robotics & Embedded Systems

the Redefined SmartHouse Project

 

 

Kaulana Lee, Virtual Reality/Game Design

Escape Room AR

 

 

Jacquelynne Heiman, Game Design/Game Programming

Boss Simulator

 

 

Sarah Baumann, Game Design

Elevated

 

 

Dylan Chapman, Game Design

Project Hectate

 

 

Nathan Silva, Game Design

Fight the Feeling

 

 

Austin Meadowcroft, Game Design

SnapShot

 

 

Jonathan Campbell, Game Art & Animation

Animated Shader Interaction

 

 

Desiree Macias, Game Art & Animation

Dynamic UI Asset Swap

 

 

David Schafers, Game Art & Animation/Advancing Computer Science

HARP, 3D (3D Human Anatomy Program)

 

 

Frederick Hunt, Game Programming

Hidden in Reality

 

 

Angela Robinson, Game Programming

Unity Force: Progressive Combo Fighting

 

 

Logan Boenig, Digital Video  

The Modular Golly

 

 

 

Thomas David Austad, Network Security/Network Engineering/Technology Forensics

H@x0rd Bot, the Educational Toolset

 

 

Jackson Nestler, Network Security/Technology Forensics

SpookySOC

 

 

 

Nicholas Bazzoli, Network Security

Voomerang

 

Bryce Clifford, Network Security

Hacklemesh Security

 

Nicolas Reecer, Network Security

Browser Guardian

 

 

Christopher Froebe & Jacob Silva, Network Security

Windows Issues No More

 

 

Tyler Walling, Network Security

eNVIROkONNECT

 

 

Marvin Hugley Jr., Network Security

The Bio Wheel

 

 

 

Shawn Bellmore, Network Security

NetGen

 

 

Emmett Rohrbough, Network Security

NetGen

 

 

Taylor Leavitt, Network Security

Bike Buddies

 

 

Congratulations to all students who presented! All of us at UAT are proud of each of you who demonstrated mastery of your degree through creative and properly executed innovations. And although graduating is already an exciting outcome, the SIP winners are as follows:

 

Most Market Ready

Escape Room AR by Kaulana Lee

 

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Most Inventive

Smarter Smiths by Christopher Picozzi

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Best In Show

Bunkie by Addison Buettner

 

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Viewer’s Choice

The Redefined SmartHouse Project by Ke’Ondrae Mell

 

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To all participating SIP students, we are confident that you are well prepared to become leaders and innovators in your fields.

 

To those considering pursuit of a technology degree, click here to find out more about UAT.

 

Lisha Dunlap

Written by Lisha Dunlap

Sr. PR Assoc., Media & Influencer Relations at University of Advancing Technology