UWF Sea3D Lab collaborates with The Mariners’ Museum and Park and NOAA to put pieces of history in public’s hands

The University of West Florida’s Sea3D Lab recently partnered with The Mariners’ Museum and Park, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and Monitor National Marine Sanctuary to create artifact replicas recovered from the shipwreck of the USS Monitor. The USS Monitor, the U.S. Navy’s first ironclad vessel built for the American Civil War, fought during the […]

UWF announces gift to name undergraduate construction management program

The University of West Florida announced a $250,000 gift to the Tyler Chase Norwood Construction Management Scholarship Endowment and to name the Tyler Chase Norwood Construction Management Program. The UWF Board of Trustees approved naming the undergraduate program during its March 2023 meeting. “This scholarship will serve as a legacy for Tyler, supporting students that […]

UWF cybersecurity expert shares research on connected vehicle security; warns of vulnerabilities in modern vehicles

Dr. Guillermo Francia, III, director of research and innovation for UWF’s Center for Cybersecurity, was selected to share his research on connected vehicle security at the prestigious Transatlantic (US-Ireland-Northern Ireland) Workshop on Collaborative Internet of Things/Cyber Physical Systems Cybersecurity Research. The workshop was held on Oct. 20-21, 2022 in Dublin, Ireland. His research is bringing […]

UWF nursing students participate in mass casualty drill

University of West Florida Usha Kundu, MD College of Health nursing and health sciences students and faculty learned first-hand how to manage a disaster during a mass casualty drill on Oct. 21. UWF teamed up with the Santa Rosa Medical Center, Santa Rosa Emergency Management and LifeGuard to simulate a response to a mass shooting. […]

UWF announces a $1 million gift to name Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Drs. Muhammad and Fatema Rashid continue a legacy of giving to the University of West Florida through a $1 million gift to name the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering. The UWF Board of Trustees approved the department name change to the Dr. Muhammad Harunur Rashid […]

UWF professor and graduate student develop framework on rapid 3D modeling using swarm of drones

A University of West Florida professor and an intelligent systems and robotics doctoral student have developed a framework for 3D modeling using a team of small drones. Their research aims to assist response teams in emergency situations, such as wildfires, disaster relief efforts, and search and rescue missions. Last year, Dr. Hakki Erhan Sevil, assistant […]

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Donors establish scholarship endowment for first generation and female students in STEM

Muhammad and Fatema Rashid established the Dr. Faeza Rashid Kazmier STEM Scholarship Endowment, which will benefit first generation in college and female students in UWF’s Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering.  “STEM education cultivates problem-solving and critical thinking skills for creativity and innovation needed for the 21st century workforce,” said Muhammad and Fatema Rashid. […]

UWF biology student conducting lab experiments in the state-of-the-art Lab Sciences Annex.

UWF alumni credit NIH-funded MARC scholars program with providing them opportunities in STEM field

Three UWF alumni are paving the way for themselves and future generations of women in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, fields. Hailee Nigro, Victoria Drake and Maisha Epps graduated from UWF this month and will attend graduate programs this year. Nigro, Drake and Epps were scholars in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) […]

UWF Computer Science students competed against other institutions during the Intercollegiate Programming Contest in the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering on Mar. 5, 2022.

UWF team earns third place in computer programming competition

A University of West Florida student team placed third in Division II at the annual International Collegiate Programming Contest Southeast competition on March 5. The UWF Department of Computer Science hosted the competition as one of five regional sites for teams from UWF and other nearby universities to participate in the 2021 ICPC Southeast contest, […]

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 […]

The UWF Center for Cybersecurity is a cutting-edge site that supports full-spectrum cyber operations including detection, incident response, protection, recovery and investigation using hands-on, scenario-based training. Located in the Studer Community Institute in downtown Pensacola, the Center for Cybersecurity's location positions the Center to conduct innovative teaching, research and training for students, professionals and state agency personnel.

UWF Cybersecurity adds partnerships and workforce development opportunities in 2022

The University of West Florida’s Center for Cybersecurity is building off its momentum since emerging as a national leader in cybersecurity workforce development. The Center, established in 2014, continues to expand and add new partnerships and opportunities for workforce cyber training. This year, UWF was named among 84 institutions across the country selected to join […]

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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 […]