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Summer SIP Showcase: UAT Students Present Industry Innovations


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




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




Diamondnique Crawford, Advancing Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence

Deep Dive



Joey Selamat, Advancing Computer Science

Project C: Command & Control



Wyatt Dooley, Advancing Computer Science



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




Dylan Chapman, Game Design

Project Hectate



Nathan Silva, Game Design

Fight the Feeling



Austin Meadowcroft, Game Design




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





Nicholas Bazzoli, Network Security



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




Marvin Hugley Jr., Network Security

The Bio Wheel




Shawn Bellmore, Network Security




Emmett Rohrbough, Network Security




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




Most Inventive

Smarter Smiths by Christopher Picozzi



Best In Show

Bunkie by Addison Buettner


SIP _Poster_Addison_Buettner 


Viewer’s Choice

The Redefined SmartHouse Project by Ke’Ondrae Mell





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.