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 […]

Building 58C - Lab Sciences Annex

UWF to celebrate grand opening of state-of-the-art teaching laboratory facility

WHAT: University of West Florida President Martha D. Saunders will host a grand opening of the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering Laboratory Sciences Annex. The $26.26 million state-of-the-art facility, connected to the Life Sciences Laboratory on UWF’s Pensacola campus, provides additional space for classroom and wet teaching lab needs. WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 19, […]

Mid-section of soldier using digital tablet in park on a sunny day

UWF students land grant to develop app for Air Force

A team of University of West Florida students has been awarded a $25,000 grant to develop an app that will help the Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field better gather and share information. The grant was awarded to UWF students Christian Kaman, Daryl Meade and Lloyd Mageo by the Small Business Innovation Research […]

UWF student using the UWF Guardian App

UWF launches personal safety app for students

This fall, the University of West Florida is launching UWF Guardian, a personal safety app that allows students rapid and proactive communication with the UWF Police Department and their safety network of family and friends. “UWF Guardian is a great safety tool that the University has just initiated,” said Marc Cossich, chief of the UWFPD. […]

Local professionals learning about cybersecurity concepts and ethics at the Center for Cybersecurity in downtown Pensacola

UWF Center for Cybersecurity launches Cybersecurity for All program to enhance workforce development

The University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity is launching the Cybersecurity for All® program, an innovative program to enhance readiness for evolving cybersecurity work roles and address the critical shortage of cybersecurity professionals. Courses and advanced certificates will be available for organizations and individuals starting in September. Cybersecurity job openings top 13,000 in Florida […]