A K9 police officer with his dog.

UWF students work on product to assist military dogs, their handlers

A trio of students at the University of West Florida are developing a new camera-based system to help canine handlers in the military monitor and coordinate with their dogs. The idea sprang from the students’ experience in Hacking for Defense, a UWF summer course in which students work in teams directly with agencies and companies […]

UWF Students during the ACM Programming Competition

UWF team earns first place in regional computer programming contest

On Saturday, Nov. 9, the Department of Computer Science at the University of West Florida hosted the annual Southeast Association for Computing Machine Regional Programming contest as one of four regional sites. The contest was held simultaneously at the College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina; Kennesaw State University, Marietta, Georgia; and Florida International University, Miami, […]

Camera gear being deployed to collect reef fish video

UWF professor to use environmental DNA to assist with 5-year study of Gulf reef fish

Dr. Alexis Janosik, professor in the University of West Florida Department of Biology, will participate in a multiyear study of reef fish in the Gulf of Mexico led by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. Janosik will monitor and catalog reef fish over a five-year period using […]

Wade Jeffrey Antarctica Research

UWF professor, graduate student gathering research in Antarctica

Typically traveling to Antarctica elicits thoughts of cold weather, penguins and icebergs—but for distinguished University of West Florida professor Dr. Wade Jeffrey it is a destination abundant with infinite research opportunities. Learning how phytoplankton gather energy and contribute to the ocean’s ecology is at the forefront of research for many biologists and oceanographers. Phytoplankton are […]

Dr. Brent Venable, Duncan Calvert and Jacques Perry at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition 

UWF and IHMC announce inaugural cohort for state’s first Ph.D. in Intelligent Systems and Robotics

This fall, the University of West Florida and the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition welcomed the inaugural cohort of five students to the newly established intelligent systems and robotics doctoral program. The program centers on developing leading-edge software and hardware technology that combines human and machine elements to exploit their respective strengths and mitigate […]

UWF student in the Sea3D lab

UWF one step closer to addressing high-tech workforce demand through Triumph Gulf Coast proposal

 The University of West Florida is further positioned to find and fill critical gaps in Northwest Florida’s high-tech workforce. Triumph Gulf Coast’s board of directors voted to move forward with discussing the terms of Project 10[X] funding on Friday, Oct. 4. Designed to address shortages in additive and advanced manufacturing and cybersecurity, the project received […]

UWF students and professor at Pensacola Maker Faire 2018

University of West Florida Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering to host inaugural Pensacola Mini Maker Faire

The University of West Florida Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering will host the inaugural Pensacola Mini Maker Faire in downtown Pensacola. The event will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 and features more than 75 creative makers alongside their work, including performances, crafts, exhibits and hands-on workshops. The application […]

Dr. Eman El-Sheikh at the UWF Center for Cybersecurity

UWF cybersecurity director appointed to Florida Cybersecurity Task Force

Dr. Eman El-Sheikh, director of the University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity, will serve on the newly established Florida Cybersecurity Task Force. Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed El-Sheikh, the only higher education Gubernatorial appointee on the task force. The task force will be chaired by Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez and includes the state chief information […]

UWF engineering students working on a mechatronics project in the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering

University of West Florida Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering programs achieve new and renewed accreditation

The University of West Florida mechanical engineering and computer science programs recently achieved accreditation from the respective Engineering and Computing Accreditation Commissions of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. Additionally, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering received re-accreditation from the Engineering […]

UWF Laboratory Sciences Annex on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019

UWF celebrates opening of state-of-the-art Laboratory Sciences Annex

The University of West Florida Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering celebrated the grand opening of the Laboratory Sciences Annex, a state-of-the-art facility that provides additional space for wet teaching labs and offices for faculty and staff. “As UWF grows and improves, we are grateful to add facilities that match the caliber of our students […]

UWF President Martha D. Saunders with Santa Rosa County Superintendent of Schools Tim Wyrosdick

UWF Haas Center finalizes sale of teacher evaluation software to Santa Rosa County schools

The University of West Florida Haas Center has finalized the sale of Professional Educators Assessment and Results System, an electronic teacher evaluation system, to the Santa Rosa County School District for $125,000. “This sale of UWF intellectual property is important on multiple fronts,” said Dr. Matthew Schwartz, assistant vice president for the Office of Research […]

Jani Ngalame collects water samples in Indian Bayou Friday July 19, 2019 in Milton Florida.

Research opportunities abound during summer

Research at the University of West Florida doesn’t stop when summer begins. Like many others on campus, Dr. Jocelyn Evans and Dr. Derek Morgan know this. Evans and Morgan spent the summer with students studying beach access in communities throughout Florida. “The research team completed field work that included participatory sketch mapping, soil and water […]