Students from Woodlawn Beach Middle School competing in the Emerald Coast BEST Robotics competition on Nov. 3, 2018

Local students compete in 2018 Emerald Coast BEST Robotics competition hosted by UWF

The University of West Florida hosted the 11th annual Emerald Coast BEST Robotics competition on Saturday, Nov. 3. BEST, also known as Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology, is a project-based STEM program that inspires middle and high school students to pursue careers in engineering, science and technology through participation in a sport-like competition to design, […]

UWF Environmental Science major, Sierra Hobbs, works with UWF's interim assistant vice president for research administration, Dr. Matt Schwartz, in the earth and environmental sciences hydrogeology lab

UWF receives $3 million grant to enhance STEM courses

The University of West Florida received a five-year, $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to enhance and expand its science, technology, engineering and math courses. The grant, which was awarded to the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering, will provide funding for the University to purchase new technology and equipment, and […]

Howard Reddy, VP of University Advancement, Marcus, Saunders and Kuhl pose with a check at Wahoos Field on Sept. 15, 2018

Gift from longtime donor to provide scholarships for UWF students

The University of West Florida has announced a $118,000 gift to establish the Pat and Hal Marcus Excellence Scholarship. “We are very thankful for Hal’s gift and his continued support of UWF and our programs,” said UWF President Martha D. Saunders. “Our students in the STEM fields work very hard and this scholarship fund recognizes […]

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Great Minds Distinguished Lecture Series explores solar fuels in inaugural event

The University of West Florida Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering will launch its 2018 Great Minds Distinguished Lecture Series on Jan. 18 with Dr. Nathan Lewis of California Institute of Technology presenting a public lecture, “Where in the World Will Our Energy Come From?” with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and the lecture […]

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