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    One Awesome Math Teacher

    Posted on Jul 13, 2018 1:02:54 PM by Michelle Cruz

    Everyone has a favorite teacher. A lot of UAT students share the same one. She is kind and patient, and she loves math. You guessed it; it’s Heather Peters!

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    Heather Peters was born in Iowa, but she moved to Chandler, Arizona when she was very little, and grew up there. She has an older brother and a TWIN sister.

    Heather has always wanted to be a teacher. When she played school with her sister growing up, she would be the teacher and her sister was the student. Heather got her bachelor's degree in secondary education with an emphasis in mathematics at Arizona State University. She also got her master's degree in education at Northern Arizona University. She started teaching when she was 22 years old. She spent 11 years teaching math in high school. She also went to China and taught English there for a year. She came to UAT and has been here ever since. In total, she has been teaching for 14 years. Now, she is working on an additional certificate in math.

    I asked heather how she teaches math in a tech environment. She said she teaches with concepts related to students’ majors or interests such as video games. She also utilizes also the computer labs and asks other teachers what concepts and methods they use in their classes to spark curiosity and engage students. But mostly she says she learns from her students.

    I asked her what was the best thing about teaching math. She said the best thing is when someone finally figures out the answer to a problem. “It’s like a lightbulb goes off,” she said.

    I also asked her why she wanted to be a math teacher. At first, she wanted to study accounting, but then she took some math classes in college and loved them! 

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    Heather is an awesome teacher and human being. Even if you hate math, you will love her class! You will have fun, and learn a lot! I know I did. 

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    Unlocking the Power of Games

    Posted on Jul 13, 2018 9:32:03 AM by Fab Com

    Games allow players to explore strange worlds and live out dreams. At least, that's the concept behind the third-person, single-player adventure game known as Morpheus. Players control a shape-shifting character through a surreal landscape which challenges conventional ideas of reality.

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    Lights, Camera, Action: UAT Students Create Award-Winning Short Film

    Posted on Jul 3, 2018 10:36:43 AM by Fab Com in digital video production, in Digital Video, in independent short films, in short film, in digital video degree

    One of the leading technical colleges in America is proudly going a little bit Hollywood. Three University of Advancing Technology Digital Video alumni—Killian Davies, Robert San Pedro and Patrick Kebert—used their skills learned at to create an award-winning military-themed short film, Instinct.

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    A Recipe for a Real-world Solution

    Posted on Jul 3, 2018 10:25:24 AM by Fab Com in mobile app development, in mobile app, in innovation, in Student Innovation Project

    Finding a restaurant—and avoiding the allergy-sensitive food options that restaurants provide—is a challenge for UAT alumnus Kyle Tommet. That is why he created a prototype for the Food Meister app when he was a student. Tommet, who has a passion for food and technology (he holds degrees in both Culinary Arts and Advancing Computer Science here at UAT), came up with a real solution to a real-world problem: food allergies.

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    Solar Sailing: How UAT Students Use the Sun to Power Innovation

    Posted on Jul 3, 2018 10:10:46 AM by Fab Com in Student Innovation Project, in innovation, in solar energy, in degree in business technology, in business technology

    The University of Advanced Technology—one of the most innovative information technology / cyber security degrees colleges in the country—can give a wave of the cap to the earth through a new, solar-powered hat developed by two UAT students.

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    The Oddity of Game Design Innovation

    Posted on Jul 3, 2018 10:01:27 AM by Fab Com in video game design degree, in indie game developer, in indie game studio, in video game designer, in top schools for game design

    A horror adventure inspired by the podcast "Welcome to Night Vale" was created by UAT alumnus Johnathan Weiner of Game Design. It's a fresh, interactive game prototype that's full of thrills, chills, puzzles and exploration.

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    My Trip to E3 2018

    Posted on Jun 27, 2018 3:26:41 PM by Chandler Emerson

    The Entertainment Expo is the largest convention for video game and electronic entertainment industries. Hundreds of companies come to the Los Angeles Convention Center to show off the their latest and greatest to the masses. I got the chance to travel to LA and see what everyone had to offer. The Convention was set up in two halls: The South and West Hall. I first went to the West Hall. The booths included: Square Enix, Sega, Nintendo and Sony Playstation. Each Booth houses new games that are in the demo phase and are scheduled to be released soon. Players gather to try a portion of the game before it's release.

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    7 Reasons Why Communication In Technology is Essential

    Posted on Jun 25, 2018 2:30:48 PM by Rocky Vargas

    Here at UAT, nearly every class requires public speaking. Whether it's a small presentation for a science class or a major final presentation for your Student Innovation Project, public speaking pretty much dominates your school experience.

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    Delos AI Coding Contest for Westworld

    Posted on Jun 19, 2018 10:07:11 AM by Michelle Cruz

    Do you want to contribute to Westworld!? Check out this contest!

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    5 Things Every Dorm Room Needs

    Posted on Jun 11, 2018 4:24:26 PM by Kevin Albregard in dorm life, in dorms, in what to bring to college

    When I first started college here at UAT, I brought some clothes and my work computer. As you could imagine, my dorm room felt bland and empty. So, during my second semester though, I bought (and bartered for) tons of posters, trinkets and furniture. It finally felt like home. Pick up these five items to make your dorm room feel more like your own personal space and less like a rotating room at summer camp.

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