UWF awarded $460,000 grant for development of military training program

The University of West Florida has been awarded a $460,000 grant by the Florida Defense Support Task Force to support the training efforts of the Florida Air National Guard and various military units based and operating in and around Florida. UWF’s Office of Research Administration and Engagement will serve as administrative lead on the project, […]

Members of the CyberSkills2Work Coalition at the program showcase at Florida International University in Washington, D.C.

National Cybersecurity Workforce Development Program showcase highlights program’s success and impact

The University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity highlighted the success and impact of the National Cybersecurity Workforce Development Program at a showcase held at Florida International University in Washington, D.C., on May 11. Cybersecurity leaders addressed the program’s role in meeting the cybersecurity workforce challenge and program partners and graduates shared their perspectives on […]

UWF’s Center for Cybersecurity GenCyber camps for area students inspire, educate about careers in cybersecurity

The University of West Florida’s Center for Cybersecurity is preparing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals through its innovative GenCyber Experience Cyber Challenge courses and GenCyber Summer Camp. The GenCyber Experience Cyber Challenge courses took place on April 15 and April 22 at the UWF Center for Cybersecurity and provided the opportunity for area middle […]

Media invited to attend National Cybersecurity Workforce Development Program ‘CyberSkills2Work’ Program Showcase

WHAT: Key highlights of CyberSkills2Work, led by the University of West Florida’s Center for Cybersecurity, will be shared at Florida International University in Washington, D.C. Media are invited to learn how the program, funded by a $9 million, three-year National Security Agency National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity grant, is filling cybersecurity roles in […]

UWF Sea3D Lab collaborates with The Mariners’ Museum and Park and NOAA to put pieces of history in public’s hands

The University of West Florida’s Sea3D Lab recently partnered with The Mariners’ Museum and Park, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and Monitor National Marine Sanctuary to create artifact replicas recovered from the shipwreck of the USS Monitor. The USS Monitor, the U.S. Navy’s first ironclad vessel built for the American Civil War, fought during the […]

UWF cybersecurity expert shares research on connected vehicle security; warns of vulnerabilities in modern vehicles

Dr. Guillermo Francia, III, director of research and innovation for UWF’s Center for Cybersecurity, was selected to share his research on connected vehicle security at the prestigious Transatlantic (US-Ireland-Northern Ireland) Workshop on Collaborative Internet of Things/Cyber Physical Systems Cybersecurity Research. The workshop was held on Oct. 20-21, 2022 in Dublin, Ireland. His research is bringing […]

UWF to co-host 2022 Power Up Energy Expo

The University of West Florida will serve as co-host for the 2022 Power Up Energy Expo in Panama City on Oct. 19-20. The annual training and networking event, which brings together design, construction and sustainable energy professionals, is organized by the Gulf Coast Energy Network. Participants will learn about the field of renewable energy and […]

UWF professor and graduate student develop framework on rapid 3D modeling using swarm of drones

A University of West Florida professor and an intelligent systems and robotics doctoral student have developed a framework for 3D modeling using a team of small drones. Their research aims to assist response teams in emergency situations, such as wildfires, disaster relief efforts, and search and rescue missions. Last year, Dr. Hakki Erhan Sevil, assistant […]

UWF Haas Center to earn University Center designation by US Economic Development Administration

The University of West Florida Haas Center has been awarded a five-year, $548,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to promote business development and employment among Florida veterans and minority business owners. The center aims to bolster Florida veteran and minority entrepreneurs by building wealth in sustainable businesses in the financial, professional, scientific services, […]

UWF study of suicide and opioid death rates in US pinpoints geographical areas of concern

An analysis by a University of West Florida team identified areas in the contiguous United States where suicide and opioid death rates are high and where the deaths overlap. The observations have the opportunity to assist health agencies in these areas in identifying conditions that may be driving an unusually high rate of suicides and/or […]

UWF biology student conducting lab experiments in the state-of-the-art Lab Sciences Annex.

UWF alumni credit NIH-funded MARC scholars program with providing them opportunities in STEM field

Three UWF alumni are paving the way for themselves and future generations of women in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, fields. Hailee Nigro, Victoria Drake and Maisha Epps graduated from UWF this month and will attend graduate programs this year. Nigro, Drake and Epps were scholars in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) […]

Saipan Project

Veterans and archaeologists search for missing WWII personnel

In June 1944, U.S. forces launched an amphibious assault on the island of Saipan. During that assault, 22 F6F-3 Hellcat aircraft were lost. At least three of those aircraft went down near Tanapag Harbor, Saipan. The aircraft and pilots remain unaccounted for. Efforts began last week to continue the search for the aircraft and to […]