- Hack Arizona 2016 - 2nd Annual University of Arizona Hackathon An intriguing combination of sustainability, health, community, data sciences and open source technology leads this year’s 1000+ student body of designers, developers and makers during the University of Arizona’s 2nd annual Hack Arizona. Starting this Friday, January 22nd, drones, robots, computers and other digital and mechanical gadgets take over the Science and Engineering Library to encourage students to learn, create, discover and compete. University students who choose to participate in this free 36-hour long event will get hands-on [Read More]
- STEAMworks Exhibitor Applications are Open Deadline extended to February 14! Are the students in your clubs, labs, or classes working on an exciting project in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts or Math? Would their project be an inspiration to high school students or college undergraduates? We want their applications. Show off your area's research and promote the great work of your students by encouraging your students to participate in STEAMworks, a one-day expo of interactive exhibits to inspire high school and undergrad students to pursue STEAM studies and careers. [Read More]
- Name Our Supercomputer! All members of the University of Arizona campus community are invited to submit a name and artwork concept for the new supercomputer! New High Performance Computing (HPC) equipment is coming to the Research Data Center (RDC) in spring 2016. See your design printed 7 feet tall and 15 feet wide across the front of six racks of supercomputer processors! See Titan, NREL Peregrine, Argonne MIRA, HLRN, Magnus for ideas of what other research groups have created. The UA's new processing power will more than triple the high performance computing [Read More]
- iSpace Fosters Big Ideas From a small room can come very large ideas. Mix in some high-end tech services and a wide variety of geniuses, and the chances for innovation are all the better. This is the notion fueling the iSpace, a newly realized collaborative working environment at the University of Arizona Science and Engineering Library. Designed to provide cross-disciplinary interaction, the iSpace is the result of a collaboration among Innovate UA, the College of Humanities, and the UA Libraries. [Read More]
- Putting the 'U' in 24/7 UITS The University Information Technology Services 24/7 IT Support Center puts the ‘U’ in UITS as Customer Service Week comes to a close. With the rebranding of CatChat, a program to better assist students looking for computer help without leaving the comfort of their residence hall, and the support center’s always open doors, Peg Kearney, a 24/7 IT Support Center Information Technology manager, said, “This is a big deal for people like us.” [Read More]
Digital course materials are a growing trend in higher education. Growing numbers of students and faculty in higher education are taking advantage of digital media’s greater interactivity, customization of educational content, and opportunities for social collaboration.
UA Tech Talk Blog
As I wrap up my incredible journey here at UA for a new role at Rutgers University, I am reminded of the old adage, 'nothing is constant except change.' During my tenure our IT community has experienced many changes and made tremendous progress, all of which I am proud to have been part of.