Selina Detzel, Katelyn Bray and Emily Major, are UWF biology students who work with Dr. Frank Gilliam in studies of the campus ecosystem, with focuses on longleaf pine trees and gopher tortoises.

Study reveals history of longleaf pines on UWF’s Pensacola campus

Shortly after the University of West Florida hired him as a biology professor in the spring of 2018, Dr. Frank Gilliam walked the Pensacola campus in awe of the majestic canopy of trees. “I’m thinking, ‘this place is amazing’,” Gilliam said. “I’m looking at these longleaf pines, big wide oaks and magnolias and realizing someone […]

UWF team places among top in global cybersecurity competition

A University of West Florida student team ranked among the best in the world in the annual Global Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition, hosted virtually for the first time by Rochester Institute of Technology. UWF placed among the top 15 teams in the CPTC, advancing to the finals as a wild card entrant from the Southeast […]

(Pictured left to right) UWF's AI and Data Analytics Research Group team, Raffaele Galliera, Tobias Jacob and Muddasar Alì

Two UWF teams place in top 5 in national artificial intelligence competition

Two University of West Florida student teams showcased their Artificial Intelligence skills on a national stage. The UWF teams each placed in the top 5 of the prestigious AI Tracks at Sea Challenge. Hosted by the Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific and the Naval Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Coordination Office, 32 teams from public […]

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Fall 2020 cybersecurity graduate ‘destined for big things’ at IBM

In summer 2019, Michael Mitchell interned at IBM and soon after accepted a position with a six-figure salary on the contingency that he complete his Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity degree at the University of West Florida. Mitchell held true to his word, earning his degree, and on Saturday, Dec. 12, he plans to watch […]

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