UWF holds Florida’s first Hacking 4 Defense course

University of West Florida undergraduate students are working as teams to come up with solutions to problems critical to national security as part of an eight-week pilot course that launched June 18. The class, Hacking for Defense, or H4D, originated at Stanford University in 2016. UWF is the first institution in the state of Florida […]

University of West Florida partners with state and local election officials to enhance cybersecurity preparations

The University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity recently partnered with the Florida Department of State and election officials across Florida to provide training for supervisors of elections and key personnel to enhance cybersecurity resiliency ahead of the 2018 elections. During the month of June, the UWF Center for Cybersecurity conducted cybersecurity training courses in […]

UWF to offer Florida’s first online MLT to MLS program

Medical laboratory technicians with an associate degree can apply for a new online program at the University of West Florida to earn a bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory sciences. The Medical Laboratory Technician to Medical Laboratory Scientist, or MLT to MLS, program, will be offered through Complete Florida, a state-funded initiative that supports adults who […]

Patti Marine Enterprises donates dive platform to UWF archaeology program

Today, the University of West Florida received a new dive platform from Frank Patti, Jr. of Patti Marine Enterprises. The Division of Anthropology and Archaeology, within the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities will use the new platform for staging archaeological and other scientific research.   “I am honored and pleased to provide UWF […]

UWF professor works with NOAA to inventory reef fish communities in the Gulf

University of West Florida biology professor, Dr. Alexis Janosik is working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to take an inventory of reef fish communities in the Gulf of Mexico. Janosik received a $40,000 grant from NOAA and Red Snapper Congressional Supplemental Appropriations to evaluate fish species near reefs in the Gulf using the […]

UWF team to compete for first time in international racing competition

Derek Brauneis had little automotive experience before he helped design and build the first off-road race car that will represent the University of West Florida at an international competition held in Pittsburg, Kansas, May 17-20. “As far as working on cars, I haven’t done anything other than change my oil or inflate my tires,” said […]

UWF Center for Cybersecurity partners with FDLE to enhance cybersecurity

On the heels of a cyberattack that grounded city services in Atlanta, employees entrusted with protecting their agencies trained on how to thwart attacks during two courses at the University of West Florida.   The UWF Center for Cybersecurity partnered with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Texas A&M Engineering Extension Services to host […]

UWF robotics team takes home second place in IEEE SoutheastCon competition

The University of West Florida robotics team finished second place in the annual IEEE SoutheastCon hardware competition, held April 19-22 in Tampa, Florida. The team’s autonomous robot was only seconds slower than that of the winning team from University of Alabama. UWF beat every team in the Florida State University System that competed, including the […]

UWF seeking mothers to participate in study on maternal mortality rate

University of West Florida professors Dr. Meredith Marten and Rosalind Fisher are studying chronic stress among mothers in Pensacola in an effort to learn what stressors could be contributing to poor maternal health outcomes locally. As part of their research, they’re seeking input from local mothers According to the World Health Organization & the Centers […]

UWF invites public to explore and survey science at BioBlitz

The University of West Florida invites the public to explore and survey science at its BioBlitz on Saturday, April 7 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. A BioBlitz is an all-day event where research professionals, naturalists, hobbyists and volunteers work together to survey and log as many species as possible in a designated study area. […]

UWF hosts new, state-of-the-art marine research vessel’s visit to Pensacola

The R/V W.T. Hogarth, a state-of-the-art, 78-foot research vessel, has docked for the first time in the Port of Pensacola. UWF is hosting the vessel’s visit. UWF students and faculty have access to the R/V W.T. Hogarth, as both a floating classroom for marine research opportunities and a platform for grant-funded research. Students in the […]

UWF Center for Cybersecurity partners with the Florida Agency for State Technology to enhance Florida’s cybersecurity resiliency

The University of West Florida (UWF) Center for Cybersecurity is partnering with the Florida Agency for State Technology (AST) to provide cutting-edge cybersecurity education and training for state agency personnel and position Florida as a leader in cybersecurity resiliency and workforce development. The program will integrate unique and innovative features and provide hands-on training and […]