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Cool Courses to Take This Semester

Posted on Jun 7, 2022 12:30:41 PM by UAT Staff Writer

Stack your schedule with the coolest courses in advancing technology and stay up to speed with the latest technology trends and advancements.

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Play Games and Meet Friends with Wyverns Esports

Posted on Jun 7, 2022 12:29:59 PM by UAT Staff Writer

Formed in September 2021, the Wyverns Esports team was born from the ashes of the old esports club. The members, competitive teams and administrators are driven to create a great community “from the grave to the moon,” as the current president, Tyler Prettyman (Network Security), says.

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Mortal Kombat

Posted on Jun 7, 2022 12:28:59 PM by UAT Staff Writer

A UAT student favorite video game turned franchise, Mortal Kombat is a cinematic masterpiece that is more than 25 years in the making. Based on the video game series, the 2021 movie stars Lewis Tan playing MMA fighter Cole Young, who is comfortable taking a beating for money, but is unaware of his heritage or why he’s being hunted by an otherworldly Cryomancer.

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Meet New Freshman Tyler Prettyman

Posted on Jun 7, 2022 12:28:00 PM by UAT Staff Writer

Hailing from a small town in Ohio, Tyler Prettyman is earning his Network Security degree, believing there are many great possibilities in the field.

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Meet New Freshman Zideja Bowie

Posted on Jun 7, 2022 12:27:07 PM by UAT Staff Writer

Zideja Bowie, an Arizona native born and raised in the Valley of the Sun, is a freshman at the University of Advancing Technology (UAT) studying Digital Marketing. Zideja believes their outgoing personality is well suited for marketing and chose this degree because they love the process of uncovering the market and discovering what the target market wants.

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Meet New Freshman Hope Thoms

Posted on Jun 7, 2022 12:25:22 PM by UAT Staff Writer

Hope Thoms is a Game Design major from Ridgecrest, California, who has always been captivated by technology and its possibilities. 

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Benchy: The ‘Jolly’ 3D Printer Torture Tester

Posted on Apr 21, 2022 2:46:43 PM by Max Edward in Student Work, in Digital Maker Fabrication Degree, in UAT News

A Small Boat with a Big Purpose

What is a ‘Benchy’?

Benchy is a small model of a boat made by Swedish technology reseller, Creative Tools. It is a calibration model designed to be printed quickly, and without support, to highlight the problems your printer may have under extreme circumstances. From Creative Tools on their Thingiverse page for the model, “(Benchy) is a 3D model designed by us at Creative Tools specifically for testing and benchmarking 3D printers. It is a small recognisable object that you can download for free, make and share.” On their

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What Malware Has Taught Me

Posted on Apr 11, 2022 11:40:10 AM by Emily K. in Malware, in NetSec, in Antivirus, in Malwarebytes

Friday, April 8, 2022, I'm at my desk doing homework. I run my Virtualbox machine and can't figure out why it keeps giving me errors and shutting down, so I go to the UAT Cyber Studies Discord for troubleshooting help. I explained the errors the VM is giving me and am told (by a fellow NetSec student) to run a few tests. The tests include running Task Manager to see if my RAM and CPU are being eaten up by a service, download Malwarebytes and scan the system for viruses, and do an overall check of the system for anything suspicious.

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The Batman NFT: Fabulous or Ridiculous?

Posted on Apr 7, 2022 11:29:34 AM by Tyler Higgins in UAT News, in Technology News, in Network Security

It has been announced that DC and Warner Bros will be releasing Batman-themed NFTs later this month. You may be asking what is an NFT? NFT stands for non-fungible token and the people selling them are trying to make them out to be a form of investment. While I am a huge fan of Batman and have been since I was a child, I will not be partaking in the Batman NFT craze.

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Passion Promotes Kindness

Posted on Jan 25, 2022 9:42:06 AM by Emilio Cress in Student Life, in student story

Over the weekend I had the honor of going to the 2022 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction with Professor Aaron Jones and a few other students from the University of Advancing Technology to run a booth for SciTech Fest, where high schools, start-ups, and even park rangers gathered to teach kids about some of the wonders of science. But between the live snakes, fast cars, ramping trucks, and BMX tournaments, one thing really stood out to me.

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