UWF's Student Government Association is taking steps to tackle period poverty on UWF’s Pensacola campus by providing free menstrual products on campus. Period poverty is the inability to access clean menstrual hygiene products. A recent study conducted by two College of Education and Professional Studies faculty members revealed its prevalence on campus.

UWF students provide free menstrual products, work to raise awareness on “period poverty” following campus study

The University of West Florida’s Student Government Association is taking steps to tackle period poverty on UWF’s Pensacola campus. Period poverty is the inability to access clean menstrual hygiene products. A recent study conducted by two College of Education and Professional Studies faculty members revealed its prevalence on campus.  “Period poverty is not new, but […]

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UWF boosts economic development in Northwest Florida through Industry Resilience and Diversification Fund program

The Industry Resilience and Diversification Fund program, administered by the University of West Florida, has completed its first year of operations after being relaunched in 2021. The program, managed by UWF’s Office of Research Administration and Engagement, remains open to new applicants. Over the past year, the University has approved IRDF incentive funding for projects […]

Dr. James Arruda, professor in the University of West Florida Department of Psychology,

UWF professor partners with BIOPAC to develop early Alzheimer’s detection device

Dr. James Arruda, professor in the University of West Florida Department of Psychology, recently signed a consulting and licensing agreement with California-based company, BIOPAC Systems Inc., to collaborate on the development of a device that could be instrumental in the early detection of Alzheimer’s. A patent is estimated to be completed within six months. Arruda […]

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UWF Haas Center, Achieve Healthy EscaRosa and Achieve Escambia launch online dashboard

The Haas Center at the University of West Florida has developed an online dashboard that provides easy, quick and simple navigation related to key indicators of community success, including health and social wellbeing, education, quality of place, economic vitality, as well as workforce and demographics. “Data visualizations shed light on opportunities to improve our community,” […]

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UWF receives $3 million NSA grant to expand the National Cybersecurity Workforce Development Program

The University of West Florida received a $3 million grant extension by the National Security Agency to expand the national cybersecurity workforce development program, CyberSkills2Work, following a successful launch of the program last year. In September 2020, the NSA awarded UWF a $6 million grant to lead a coalition of 10 institutions designated as National […]

Taher Rahgooy, a Ph.D. candidate of the intelligent systems and robotics program launched by University of West Florida and the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, became the program’s first graduate in the Fall of 2021.

UWF Intelligent Systems and Robotics program celebrates first Ph.D. graduate

Taher Rahgooy, a Ph.D. candidate of the intelligent systems and robotics program launched by University of West Florida and the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, will become the program’s first graduate at UWF’s Fall Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 11. Rahgooy was among the initial cohort of five students to join the program when […]

UWF faculty member combines innovation and sustainability with 3D-printed materials recycling project

The University of West Florida Department of Mechanical Engineering is partnering with the UWF Haas Center Sea3D Additive Manufacturing Lab to give students hands-on experience in additive manufacturing, with an element of sustainability. Dr. Brad Regez, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is spearheading the “3D-Printed Materials Recycling Projects” to reduce waste and decrease costs associated […]

Dr. Allysha Winburn, UWF Assistant Professor of Anthropology.

UWF forensic anthropologist uses expertise in Science Magazine, will host lecture on forensic anthropology in UWF Downtown Lecture series

Dr. Allysha Winburn, assistant professor of anthropology, has dedicated the past 15 years as a forensic anthropologist, applying human skeletal and dental expertise to investigations of personal identity and circumstances of death. Winburn uses her knowledge of human variation at a global level to help answer questions of medicolegal significance.  Winburn was recently highlighted in […]

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UWF anthropology graduate, faculty member publish article on diversity in forensic anthropology

Dr. Allysha Winburn, assistant professor of anthropology, and Antaya Jennings ’19 recently published a peer-reviewed article in a special issue of the journal “Forensic Anthropology,” dedicated to diversity and inclusion. Their article, “Ancestral Diversity in Skeletal Collections: Perspectives on African American Body Donation,” tackles the lack of diversity in the field of forensic anthropology, in […]

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Students and faculty continue research amid COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to present challenges, but University of West Florida students and faculty refuse to let the pandemic stop them from their potentially groundbreaking research. Earlier this month, 85 students and 47 faculty mentors participated virtually in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program 2020 Celebration Week. This came on the heels of students and faculty successfully […]

Dr. Lisa Waidner, professor of biology at UWF, along with Captain DJ Johnson of Marine Services, Nine Henriksson, staff member of the Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation and graduate students Trupti Potdukhe and Carrie Daniel, venture out to multiple sites in Escambia County rivers, bays and bayous to measure the amount of Vibrio, the virus responsible for the flesh-eating necrotizing fasciitis, in the water on March 2, 2020. The scale of the survey is the area's largest, with 44 total sites.

UWF, Escambia County partner to test local waters for Vibrio bacteria

University of West Florida researchers are working with the Escambia County Natural Resources Management Department to test local waters for the presence and abundance of various Vibrio species, including those associated with the “flesh-eating” disease necrotizing fasciitis. Dr. Lisa Waidner, assistant professor, Dr. Jane Caffrey, professor, and Dr. Wade Jeffrey, professor, are heading up a […]

UWF researchers help preserve papers of former US chief justice

UWF researchers help preserve papers of former US chief justice

Two University of West Florida researchers have joined a project to preserve and make public letters and other material written by Roger Taney, whose long, controversial career in American politics saw him serve in President Andrew Jackson’s cabinet and as chief justice of the United States. In doing so, they also hope to chart a […]