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Student Innovation Projects in Game Art and Animation at UAT

Posted on Jun 18, 2024 9:02:00 AM by Madison Robinson in Student Innovation Project, in Student Innovation, in Game Art and Animation

The University of Advancing Technology (UAT) continues to cultivate creativity and innovation through its Spring 2024 Student Innovation Projects (SIPs) in the Game Art and Animation major. These projects, akin to a master’s thesis but with a more engaging and practical approach, showcase the remarkable talents and cutting-edge ideas of UAT students.

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Unveiling Spring 2024's Student Innovation Projects in Software Engineering

Posted on Jun 11, 2024 9:37:00 AM by Madison Robinson in Student Innovation Project, in Software Engineering, in Student Innovation

In the dynamic halls of the University of Advancing Technology (UAT), the Spring 2024 semester witnessed a wave of inventive projects from students immersed in the software engineering realm. Among these pioneering endeavors, the Student Innovation Projects (SIP) shone brightly, reflecting the innovative spirit that defines the institution's culture.

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Student Innovation Projects for the Spring 2024 Semester in Digital Arts

Posted on Jun 3, 2024 8:41:00 AM by Madison Robinson in Student Innovation Project, in Student Innovation, in Digital Arts

In the Spring 2024 Student Innovation Project Showcase, students in the Digital Arts degree family at the University of Advancing Technology (UAT) revealed their remarkable talent and creativity through their Student Innovation Projects (SIPs). These projects, akin to a master’s thesis, are not only a testament to the students' hard work and innovation but also serve as standout portfolio pieces that will aid them in their professional journeys post-graduation. This semester's SIPs highlight the inventive spirit across the Advertising Art, Digital Marketing, and Digital Video majors.

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Student Innovation Projects for the Spring 2024 Semester in Cyber Security at UAT

Posted on May 28, 2024 8:00:00 AM by Madison Robinson

Student Innovation Projects for the Spring 2024 Semester in Cyber Security at UAT

As the Spring 2024 semester unfolds at the University of Advancing Technology (UAT), the spotlight shines brightly on the remarkable Student Innovation Projects (SIPs) crafted by the graduating class within the Cyber Security degree family. This prestigious technology university, known for fostering leaders and innovators, has seen its students push the boundaries of what is possible in Network Engineering, Network Security, and Technology Forensics.

The Student Innovation Project (SIP) is a cornerstone of UAT's curriculum, equivalent to a master’s thesis but infused with the creativity and excitement that define UAT’s educational philosophy. These projects not only encapsulate the students' learning and ingenuity but also serve as significant portfolio pieces, showcasing their readiness to enter and transform the workforce.


  • Students: Diego Johnson and Tyler Prettyman
  • Major: Network Security
  • Description: Diego Johnson and Tyler Prettyman have developed "Pi-Fortress," a user-friendly security device aimed at simplifying robust cybersecurity measures for everyday users. 

    Our innovative device is designed with modularity at its core, ensuring it seamlessly adapts to the unique needs of every household. Whether you’re looking for features of Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs), and DNS services, or other advanced functionalities, our system has got you covered.

    The beauty lies in its simplicity: just attach the device to your router, and with a few configuration steps, you’re all set. Powered by the versatile Raspberry Pi, our project will offer a web interface for effortless setup and management. Elevate your home’s digital security with a tailored experience like never before!

    But that’s not all! For the tech enthusiasts and professionals out there, our advanced configuration mode offers unparalleled flexibility. Dive deep into industry-standard network services, experiment with tools, and expand your expertise with equipment you might not encounter in your daily professional environment. Up your network’s security and your knowledge, all in one go!

Shoe Lock

  • Student: Guillermo Marquez
  • Major: Network Security
  • Description: Guillermo’s project, "Shoe Lock," introduces a technology of GPS tracking discreetly within children's shoes so that parents can have peace of mind while their children are playing, and can also be a device to help find children that have gone missing. 


  • Student: Divaco Colbert
  • Majors: Network Security and Network Engineering
  • Description: "MIMR" is an educational website created by Divaco Colbert, offering practical advice and insights into the ever-evolving world of cybersecurity. This platform is dedicated to informing and educating users about current risks and vulnerabilities, equipping them with the knowledge to navigate the digital landscape safely. Divaco’s dual focus in Network Security and Network Engineering is evident in the comprehensive and technically robust content provided by MIMR.


  • Student: Christopher Perme
  • Majors: Network Security and Technology Forensics
  • Description: Christopher Perme’s project Enforcer aims to bring you an incredibly reliable and durable product capable of shipping any product safely anywhere in the world, while keeping you in the loop as to who is viewing your product if they elect to perform an inspection during transit.
  • Award: Most market Viable Award

These projects reflect the diverse and dynamic nature of the Cyber Security degree family at UAT. Each SIP not only demonstrates the technical skills and creative thinking of its creators but also underscores UAT’s commitment to producing graduates who are ready to lead and innovate in their respective fields. The Spring 2024 semester’s projects are a testament to the cutting-edge education provided at this top technology university, where students are encouraged to explore, innovate, and excel.


Learn more about how Student Innovation Projects contribute to career readiness, here.

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UAT's Creation and Simulation Majors Shine in Spring 2024

Posted on May 23, 2024 6:31:47 AM by Madison Robinson in Student Innovation Project, in Student Innovation, in Creation and Simulation

Student Innovation Projects Showcase Cutting-Edge Creations in Spring 2024 Semester

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Confronting Environmental Crisis: Faith Morales' Visionary Art

Posted on Apr 26, 2024 9:51:15 AM by Madison Robinson in Student Work

In a world increasingly plagued by environmental challenges, one student's creative response has caught the attention of both peers and educators alike. Faith Morales, a bright young mind, has showcased her talent through a thought-provoking project titled "Trash in Your World." The assignment in class SCI345 Sustainability in Practice, part of a larger initiative to raise awareness about environmental issues, tasked students with creating their own dystopian cartoon strip envisioning the consequences of unchecked waste pollution.

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Scripting for Designers (GAM218) Presentations

Posted on Dec 8, 2023 9:14:17 AM by Natalie Waxenberg in UAT Classes

Scripting for Designers

In the University of Advancing Technology's Scripting for Designers (GAM218) class, Matthew Henry places his focus on coding/programming/engineering concepts for design-minded students.  

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GAA220 Environment & FX Course

Posted on Dec 8, 2023 9:10:46 AM by Natalie Waxenberg in UAT Classes

Below are the impressive midterm projects completed for Jorge Portillo's GAA220 Environment and FX Course, completed within a 7-week timeframe. The objective of these projects was to develop a stunning 3D Ancient Environment with a focus on the exterior.

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ART234 - Concept Art Class

Posted on Dec 8, 2023 9:10:03 AM by Natalie Waxenberg in UAT Classes

Get ready to be amazed by the incredible midterm project videos from the University of Advancing Technology's Concept Art Class (ART234) led by Jorge Portillo!

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Surprise Guest at Spring Festival: An Alpaca

Posted on May 4, 2023 9:45:50 AM by Skylar Baumgartner in Student Life, in Life on Campus

As a student at UAT, there are a lot of super fun opportunities on campus that allow us students to have an amazing college experience. Already this year, UAT has hosted tons of great activities, such as movie nights, dodgeball, and most recently the Spring Festival! This quickly became my favorite event. 

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