UAT's support for students doesn't end at graduation. UAT continues to offer resources to all alumni, who are welcome to audit classes online or on campus for life free of charge. This ensures that an investment in a UAT education is an investment in a lifetime of learning. These include all fields of student including game and art design, robotics and embedded systems, software development and network security. Your support ensures that the most current technology will continue to be available and UAT can continually provide alumni with the life-long learning that UAT inspires by providing them ongoing access to technology, space to incubate their ideas and grow their start-ups, and classes to audit. We all benefit as a result.
See The Impact
- Tyler Coleman and Winston Powell are two alums who utilized UAT as an incubator for Tyler's business, Retora Game Studios specializing in full service game and mobile app development. Their office space is UAT's Commons, which provides them with access to all the equipment and technology they need. "The idea of opening an office somewhere for our small group is a waste of money at this stage," says Tyler. "We want to make sure we're using our money in the best way possible - to develop games and mobile apps." Thanks to UAT's ongoing support to graduates by continually offering its high -tech resources and space, Retora is flourishing. Tyler and Winston are filling a void in the game development world as a result.
- Kasey Norman, a 2014 alumni in UAT's Digital Makers and Fabrication degree program, continues to utilize the technology in the Makers Fab Lab, the first university-based lab of its kind in Arizona. He began developing robotic vehicle as a student, and continues to utilize UAT's resources to develop his innovation at UAT, which shows signs of solving a real-world problem of too few unmanned terrestrial vehicles that perform reconnaissance - at a reasonable cost. The result? His robot had its first drive test recently and potentially could be a resource for police, fire and the DoD officials. And he wants to take his robot to local high schools where he mentors students in robotics clubs.