One of our favorite traditions at University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is kicking off each semester with the Provost Challenge. The Provost Challenge, hosted by UAT’s Provost Dr. Dave Bolman, is a unique opportunity for new students to dive right into creating, building and innovating the day they step on campus. During CONNECT (UAT’s new student orientation), students are separated into groups, allowing them to get to know one another as they familiarize themselves with campus. In just two weeks, the teams conceptualize, design and build out an entire project. Each semester students are given a few elements to incorporate into their builds—this is mostly for fun because who doesn’t love a theme? This year’s elements included Warhammer 40k, Artemis and memes.
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On Tuesday, August 16, 2022, University of Advancing Technology (UAT) students gathered in the UAT Theater to present their innovations to faculty, staff, peers and the community. Art Direction Professor, Dapzury Valenzuela, hosted the event and was excited to watch students she’s seen grow present all their hard work.
As part of the University of Advancing Technology’s commitment to excellence and hands on exploration within its courses, Professor Glover’s Green Technology course (SCI-330) spent an afternoon exploring two of the states—and the City of Phoenix’s—supplemental energy sources.
March 21-25, 2022, students from the University of Advancing Technology (UAT) traveled to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to compete in the Maritime and Control Systems Cybersecurity Con, also known as Hack the Port 22. This hybrid cybersecurity event is hosted by MISI Academy (a STEM Mentoring Initiative) and DreamPort, and is inspired by U.S. Cyber Command.
Every year, students from across the county come together in school gyms and auditoriums to take part in VEX Robotics competitions, hoping for a spot in the world championships. The events give STEM students a chance to put their innovative skills to the test and are held by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation (REC), which is the largest international middle and high school robotics program.
Four students from the University of Advancing Technology (UAT) were accepted into the 2022 Cybersecurity Externship with the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation.
University of Advancing Technology (UAT) cyber security students visited Basha High School on Saturday, November 20, 2021, for a community event to help with their servers and equipment for students.
If you want to be the super St. Nick of your family this year, UAT President Jason Pistillo has 12 recommendations that will make the elves jealous. From the best new cameras to personal robots, this list of items has something sure to please the techie in your life.
On Saturday, November 6, 2021, UAT students and faculty participated in ExtraLife—a streaming fundraiser benefitting the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The UAT team was hosted by Professor Derric Clark, team captain in his third year of participation in ExtraLife.
For the first time since 2019, students from the University of Advancing Technology (UAT) were able to celebrate their achievements in the company of family, friends, and mentors as they walked the stage at the Mesa Arts Center.