UWF cybersecurity program achieves prestigious ABET accreditation and CAE-CD re-designation

The University of West Florida Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program recently achieved accreditation from the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. The accreditation is retroactive from Oct. 1, 2019 through September 2025, aligning it with the University’s […]

UWF’s Chemistry Scholars Program receives 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM award

The University of West Florida’s Chemistry Scholars Program was awarded the 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The recognition honors institutions that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, known as STEM. “We are honored that our Chemistry Scholars Program […]

UWF students conduct studies and experiments in the Roy and Henrietta Hemminghaus Chemistry Lab located in the Lab Science Annex on August 10, 2020.

UWF chemistry department achieves high acceptance rate for students attending top 25 doctoral programs

Students in the University of West Florida Department of Chemistry are proving that success is possible despite unprecedented challenges. Nine Spring 2021 chemistry graduates are heading to a doctoral program this fall. Additionally, 45% of students were accepted to top 25 graduate programs and another 10% accepted to top 50 ranked programs. This marks the […]

Cliff Richardson, a Spring 2021 marine biology graduate, came up with the innovative idea to create a relationship between Buff City Soap and MOTE Marine Laboratory and Aquarium for the "Conservation in Practice" assignment in the Biology of Coral Reefs course.

UWF student leaves lasting legacy, creates community partnership to help coral reefs

A recent University of West Florida graduate is taking a class project to the next level and making a lasting impact through community partnership. Cliff Richardson, a Spring 2021 marine biology graduate, came up with the innovative idea to create a relationship between Buff City Soap and Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium for the “Conservation […]

The University of West Florida announces it will lead a coalition of 10 institutions designated as National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity by establishing a program to address the critical national shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals in the U.S. The National Security Agency selected UWF to oversee the program, which will launch in the spring and be funded by a two-year, $6 million grant. The announcement was made to a virtual audience from the Center of Cybersecurity on Oct. 27, 2020.

UWF and NSA highlight partnership and best practices in cybersecurity education at RSA conference

The University of West Florida and National Security Agency recently highlighted best practices in cybersecurity education at the 2021 RSA Conference. Dr. Eman El-Sheikh, Associate Vice President at the UWF Center for Cybersecurity, discussed how the NSA and UWF Center for Cybersecurity are collaborating to advance cybersecurity education and training for our nation through innovative […]

UWF S-STEM Scholars program marks 5th year with student success

The University of West Florida Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering is celebrating the success of 25 remarkable students, thanks to the completion of a five-year grant from the National Science Foundation. In 2016, the University received a grant totaling $649,888 from the National Science Foundation that provided scholarships, research/internship opportunities and professional development […]

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 […]

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 […]

UWF re-designated as Cybersecurity Regional Hub for the Southeast US with expanded mission, region and partnerships

The University of West Florida has been re-designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as the Southeast Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (CAE-C) Regional Hub. “This prestigious re-designation recognizes the excellent and innovative contributions by UWF’s Center for Cybersecurity,” UWF President Martha D. Saunders said. “UWF has developed a number […]

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STEM Success program dramatically improves students’ pass rates

First-year results from the STEM Success program reveal drastic improvements in chemistry course pass rates for University of West Florida students. The STEM Success program launched in Fall 2019 and students enrolled in Chemistry I passed at a 263% higher rate than students in the same course during the 2016-17 academic year. The pass rate […]